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Duties will include restroom cleaning, trail maintenance, general repairs, fish cleaning station maintenance, greeting visitors, directing visitors to self-pay sation, and more.Benefits to being a park host here include: - 24hr work week - quiet nights (This area of the park is for day use only)-free RV/camper site with electric & water hook-up stations-working in your favorite state park!
Program: Choke Canyon State Park
Contact Person: Olivia Crayton
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868
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Choke Canyon State Park is looking for an enthusiastic park host to assist with administrative and maintenance operations. Administrative duties will generally include assisting with visitor services in collecting day use fees and assisting office staff with customer service. Maintenance duties will generally include the cleaning of park facilities and the headquarters office. In exchange for 24 hours of service per week, this position comes with a full hook-up RV site (-water/electric/sewer). We ask that our park hosts commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information please contact Olivia Crayton Volunteer Coordinator 361-436-0428
Contact Person: Cody Edwards
Contact Phone: (361) 813-7815
Under the supervision and guidance of staff this position assist with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, cash register, customer service and other assigned duties as needed. Position available from June 2022 thru end of August 2022 and requires a minimum of three month stay
Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Contact Person: Orlando Carranco
Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156
Overview: Abilene State Park is seeking friendly faces to assist our headquarters staff. Volunteers will be responsible for providing excellent customer service to park visitors, collecting fees, checking in campers, and selling park store merchandise. Duties also include performing light cleaning and organizational duties. Requirements: HQ volunteers are required on the weekends and must commit to volunteering for at least 6 hours a month. A criminal background check (at no cost to you) and knowledge of computers are required. Must pass a fiscal control test before being allowed to operate a cash drawer. Volunteers must also be willing to wear a provided uniform shirt and be comfortable handling money. Benefits: This is a great opportunity for those who are seeking employment with Texas State Parks or just want to get out of the house. Contact the park at 325-572-3204 and ask for Candyce Johnson if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying.Minimum age: 18
Program: Abilene State Park
Contact Person: Candyce Johnson
Contact Phone: (325) 572-3204
Overview: Interpretive volunteers provide quality educational programs to park visitors, including families and school groups. Interpretive programs are mostly done on the weekend, except for school field trips that are held during the week. There will also be opportunities to assist with outdoor educational events such as archery, fishing, and geocaching. On-site interpretive training will be provided. Volunteers start out assisting a Park Interpreter or Master Naturalist with programs and can work their way up to designing and leading their own programs if they chose.Requirements: A criminal background check is required (at no cost to you). You must be able to walk/hike trail for 1-2 hours at a time. Benefits: This is a great opportunity for those seeking employment with Texas Parks and Wildlife, want to improve their public speaking skills, or wish to gain informal education experience. Contact the park at 325-572-3204 and ask for Candyce Johnson if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying.Minimum age: 18
Contact Phone: (325) 267-4871
Overview: Maintenance volunteers assist Park Rangers with facilities and grounds maintenance by mowing grass, performing trail maintenance, and assisting with other park projects as needed. Due to a limited number of vehicles being available, you may be required to drive your own to complete duties.Requirements: A criminal background check is required (at no cost to you). You must be able to lift at least 40 pounds and show proficiency in operating various equipment, including weed eaters, zero-turn mowers, and leaf blowers. Position also requires standing for long periods of time, carrying, and walking.Benefits: This is a great opportunity for those seeking employment with Texas Parks and Wildlife to gain experience. It''s also great for those who like to work with their hands and want to spend more time outside. Minimum age: 18
Park Hosts assist park staff with various duties that include, but are not limited to: trash pickup, fire-ring maintenance, minor construction projects, vehicle repair, assisting with schools groups, special events, and interpretive programs, working the concession stand at our pool, and collecting fees at our headquarters. Park Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours a week for individuals and 24 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required. All of our sites are 50amp.
NOTE: ABKSNA does not have Park Host opportunities at this time.Position: Volunteer Site AssistantsResponsibilities: Various plant and animal surveys, fence repair, brush clearing, site cleanup, program development, outreach events, grounds maintenance, preparations for future public opening of site.Requirements: Attend required orientation training and safety training, and pass criminal background check.Desired Qualifications: Commitment to conserving and managing natural/cultural resources, use of various tools and equipment, comfortable speaking with public, natural/ cultural history knowledge, support for TPWD's mission.Time Required: Open
Program: Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area
Contact Person: James Rice
Contact Phone: (853) 548-9622
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Sam Toback
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
In exchange for 24 hours per week, Park Hosts are provided with a 50 amp sewer, water and electric campsite. Duties include campground and day use maintenance, restrooms, special projects, trail maintenance and customer service. Duties dependant upon the current park needs and skills of the volunteer. Background Check Required.
Program: Atlanta State Park
Contact Person: Kayla Williams
Contact Phone: (903) 796-6476
Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Park Host Front Office Clerk (Headquarters Host) at Atlanta State Park! Park Hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Atlanta is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing Park Hosts to assist in all aspects of park office operations. Previous Park Host experience is preferred, but not required. Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the Atlanta State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:00am 5:00pm. The primary schedule for this position is Friday-Sunday. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park. Requirements: You will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These include, but are not limited to, assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees, checking in (registering) campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise. You must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. You will work a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week. Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Background check required. Benefits: As a Park Host Front Office Clerk, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors have a memorable experience. In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for free for the duration of your contract. You are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up site (water, electric, and sewer) for free. The park headquarters has Wi-Fi and Verizon works in most campsites, but can be spotty. Washer and dryer available for use by Host.
Assist park staff with lawn mowing, weed-whacking, and other grounds duties as assigned. Could work up to 25 hours per week. Minimum age: 17. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to print out a Parental Release Form and bring a signed copy to the park headquarters. This opportunity is available year round. A criminal background check is required. Thank You for your interest in volunteering for Texas State Parks!
Program: Balmorhea State Park
Contact Person: Edith Pena
Contact Phone: (432) 375-2370
Volunteers will monitor at the pool gate entrance checking for paid visitors wristbands and reminding visitors on rules and regulations of the park. While gate keeper is the main duty, other volunteer opportunities might exist depending on need such as maintenance, parking, and customer service. May work either am or pm shift. Current need on weekends starting immediately, however, work schedule can be modified and vary based on special events or holidays. Required: -Applicant must be at least 18 yrs. -Must be able to pass a criminal background checkThank you for your interest in volunteering for Texas State Parks!
Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend a season in the scenic Lost Pines of Bastrop and help contribute to your Texas State Parks. Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Bastrop State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy the wonderful smell of loblolly pines while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs. Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible. The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility. Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop, which is only a five minute drive away from the park. Nearby cities of Austin, Houston and San Antonio provide additional day off opportunities! Duties of the Park Host Required:
- Clean and maintain bathrooms - Oversee and maintain assigned campground loop, including but not limited to, trash pick-up of entire loop, clean out fire rings, mow/weed-eat entire camping loop, remove weeds from tent pads - Assist with historic CCC cabin cleaning - Assist visitorsOther duties include but are not limited to:- Assist with park grounds maintenance - Assist with Interpretive tours/hikes and programs- Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects and programs.Minimum 25 hours a week, with days off mainly on days other than weekends as assigned by park management needs. Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins. Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months.Must be at least 18 years old and must pass a criminal background check
Program: Bastrop State Park
Contact Person: Madalyn Miller
Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211
Under the supervision and guidance of maintenance, store and Interpretive staff, this position assists with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, electrical, and other maintenance duties as needed. Position available for the months of November 2022 thru March 2023 and requires a minumun of three months of stay.
Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156 x236
Would you enjoy being more involved in your local Blanco State Park? We have opportunities for weekday and weekend volunteers. This is NOT a Park Host position. Responsiblities will vary depending on your interest and skill set. Example of potential duties include assisting with fishing and kayaking programs, trail clean up and maintence, and assisting with special events.
Program: Blanco State Park
Contact Person: Rena Beyer
Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333 x241
Do you love Texas State Parks? Would you enjoy living in a state park in the beautiful hill country while making a difference? If so, this opportunity may be for you. Blanco State Park is looking for volunteers with maintenance, electrical work, carpentry or manual labor experience and a love for state parks to support the maintenance team. Your time, energy, and skills will support the park team in managing and conserving the park's natural and cultural resources and keep the park safe and usable for visitors. This position assists park staff with day to day operations of a state park. Duties may include, operating mowers, weed-eaters and chainsaws, firewood collection, cleaning restrooms, cleaning campsites, completing visitor use surveys, trash collection, and light repairs. Shifts may vary, primarily daytime, but always include one Saturday or Sunday each week. May also be responsible for care of Wildlife Viewing Station.Volunteers will receive safety and equipment training and will learn about park maintenance operations. Positions are available throughout the week. A criminal background check is required. Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!Call for available dates or additional details.
Do you love Texas State Parks? Do you want to make a difference, while living in a beautiful State park? If so, this opportunity may be for you. Blanco State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts for the fall and winter seasons. Park host at Blanco State Park will work and live in its beautiful Hill Country campground. As a park host, you will support TPWD''s mission by assisting with the day-to-day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.
Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive and professional manner; maintaining cleanliness of assigned areas, including keeping pavilion bathrooms cleaned and stocked and collecting trash from assigned camp loops; cleaning campsites and shelters (firepits, picnic tables...), checking sites; providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors; and maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site.
Requirements: Preferred experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and equipment use; essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; background check required.
Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the beautiful Blanco River and its wildlife!
Call for available dates or additional details.
We are looking for friendly Park Hosts to join us throughout 2022, to assist with daily operations at Bonham State Park. Duties may include, but are not limited to, campsite, restroom and group facility cleanup; grounds maintenance, including mowing and weed eating; trail maintenance; customer service; collecting fees; and special projects.The selected host will be provided with a 30/50 amp, full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 30 hours/week per couple or 24 hours/week for individual. Hosts are asked to work a minimum of three months.Criminal background check requiredPlease contact Bonham State Park for more information.
Program: Bonham State Park
Contact Person: Jason Schooley
Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022
Volunteer to help the Bonham team keep the park looking great and offering programs to our visitors. Help is needed in every aspect of the park's operations; from maintaining the parks grounds and facilites to presenting interpretive programs on the park. Contact the park staff for details and any questions. *No Campsite Included