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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listedto register.Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days.

If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732

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Help lead an outside Backyard Bass casting activity and assist with an info table for youth and familes at an Austin Chapter of Safari Club Interational event. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Date: Saturday, 10/19/2019
Volunteer Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Location: Downtown Gazebo/Greenbelt, 319 Main St, Buda, 78610


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Training Specialist

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472

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We have a critical need for certified divers to assist with our exhibits and education programs. We especially need a Tender as safety diver while our staff diver conducts daily show for visitors.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, 7:45am to 3:30pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:45AM; Event runs 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble

The event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Michael Scherer

Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event.

When: Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 9am - 1pm

Volunteers should arrive at 8:30AM; Event runs 9am to 1pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Bahia Grande, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge;

22817 Ocelot Trl Los Fresnos, TX 78566

For more information contact Nicole Ekstrom at 956-299-0907 or nicolekstrom@gmail.com


The event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Ceballos

Contact Phone: (956) 245-3592

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Help lead TPWD Basic Angler activities; knot-tying, backyard bass casting, Fish ID, and/or Fish Habitat for families at Lockhart State Park. Activities will be outside, prepare accordingly. Park entry fee is waived for volunteers.
Volunteer time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
If interested, please contact the event coordinator under contact info.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Lauren Hartwick

Contact Phone: (512) 389-3479

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Assists the general public and organized groups that come to our center to enjoy a day of fishing. Examples of some duties performed include: greeting the public, delivering safety and fishing orientations, preparing bait, repairing rods and reels, removing fish hooks, and recording attendace data. Criminal background check required.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Do you love McKinney Falls State Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved in directly supporting the only State Park in the city of Austin? Join passionate people like you in the Friends of McKinney Falls State Park!

Friends of McKinney Falls is a group of like-minded individuals who work together with Texas Parks and Wildlife in the shared vision of protecting and conserving this natural space for future generations. We want visitors to enjoy the unique experience McKinney Falls has to offer and inspire a lifelong appreciation and respect for nature and the legacy of Texas history.

Our activities include: helping with educational programs, trash clean-up, fundraising, community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!

Ready to help?

-Register as a volunteer with Texas Park and Wildlife by clicking the Sign Up button to the right.

-Contact Abby Rodgers - info@mckinneyfalls.org or

- Visit www.mckinneyfalls.org to see upcoming events and meetings.

-You will be subscribed to our mailing list which you can opt-out of at any time.


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Abby Rodgers

Contact Phone: (214) 519-4394

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When: Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event time: 9am to Noon

Help teach fishing skills to youth and adults. Topics include knot tying, tackle assembly, casting, fish ID and habitats, safety and regulations.

Entrance into the park for volunteers on the day of the volunteer event are waived, but we request that you stop in at Headquarters to get a parking pass.


Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event time: 9am to Noon

Help teach fishing skills to youth and adults. Topics include knot tying, tackle assembly, casting, fish ID and habitats, safety and regulations.

Entrance into the park for volunteers on the day of the volunteer event are waived, but we request that you stop in at Headquarters to get a parking pass.


Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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Halloween at the Hatchery is the largest event at TFFC with over 2,500 costumed visitors trick or treating around the casting pond. Volunteer shifts are from 5 - 9 pm. Tasks include answering questions for guests, watch traffic flow for safety, and more.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Rebecca Sellers

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2266

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Assist hatchery staff with maintenance, pond management and fish culture. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas, approximately 23miles west of Wichita Falls below Lake Diversion.


Program: Dundee Fish Hatchery

Contact Person: Michele Nations

Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301

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Assist hatchery staff with pond management, fish culture, and hatchery maintenance. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas about 90 miles west of Ft. Worth.


Program: Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery

Contact Person: Michele Nations

Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301

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Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)


Program: CCA Marine Development Center

Contact Person: Ashley Fincannon

Contact Phone: (361) 939-7784

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Work with the Habitat Mapping team toconduct oyster restoration monitoring (oyster sampling andacoustic survey). Prefer experience on boats and gps units.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Stephanie Taylor

Contact Phone:

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Work with the Habitat Mapping team on oyster restoration projects.Tasks includes measuring barges and placing marker buoys. Prefer boat and gps experience.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Stephanie Taylor

Contact Phone:

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This position will assist the park interpretive program. Duties may include leading nature walks, providing roving interpretation, maintaining park gardens and nature viewing areas. This position may also be asked to assist with light maintenance of park facilities and grounds based on park needs. Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and ability to walk trailways for 1-2 hours at a time. Shifts would primarily be weekend days or as needed.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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If you love to fish, heres a unique opportunity for a park host at an Inland Fisheries facility! The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has an available position starting immediately for a 3 month term with options for shorter or longer stays. TFFC is a full-production fish hatchery with an aquatic nature center and stocked fishing ponds. Visitors to TFFC enjoy touring the freshwater animal exhibits, viewing a dive show, fishing at the casting ponds and exploring the 0.6 mile Wetland Trail. We provide all equipment for fishing and brief instructional assistance for new anglers. TFFCs hatchery focuses primarily on largemouth bass production while raising and stocking catfish, koi and trout.


Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite at an adjacent RV park in exchange for a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per week at TFFC and 5 volunteer hours per week at the adjacent RV park. TFFC shifts are primarily weekend with a few weekdays. The main duties of park hosts will be to provide basic fishing instruction, distribute fishing poles and assist with catches. Other duties may include but are not limited to:



  • Facility maintenance (sweeping, checking and cleaning bathrooms, etc.)

  • Grounds maintenance

  • Interpretive programs and tours

  • Supervising event rentals

  • Assisting with special events


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal background check is required along with 3 references (character, employment or previous park host). Married couples are welcome to apply together as ample hours are available.


We encourage you to contact Leslie Kessner at 903-670-2272 or leslie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov with questions.


Website: www.tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Assist with teaching fishing skills, catch and release and ethical fishing practices at Sea Center Texas. Most events are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Criminal History Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone:

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Assists with teaching fly fishing skills during special events and scheduled workshops at Sea Center Texas. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Connie Stolte

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23

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Assists in day-to-day operations of the Sea Center Texas gift shop. Operates cash register, prices and re-stocks merchandise. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month. Minimum age is 12 years old.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Assists with the registration of visitors, distributing customer surveys, and answering guest inquiries at Sea Center Texas. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Assists with day to day operation of a marine fish hatchery at Sea Center Texas. Must be an approved visitor center volunteer in good standing before you can apply for a hatchery volunteer position. Hatchery volunteer positions are available on a limited basis. Criminal background check is required. Must be at least 17 years old and be able to volunteer at least 8 hours per week.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Provides interpretive tours of the visitor center and fish culture buildings to visitors of all ages at Sea Center Texas. Guides also assist with conducting education programs for local school students. Criminal background check is required. Must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, education center and fish hatchery located in Lake Jackson, Texas. Sea Center Texas volunteers assist visitors during self-guided wetland and aquarium tours, the touch tank exhibit and guided fish hatchery tours. Other volunteers assist with gift shop operations as well as youth catch and release fishing events. A Criminal Background check is required. Volunteers must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 7 hours per month. Minimum age is 10 years old. Please note that Sea Center Texas does not have any park host opportunities.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Connie Stolte

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic fishing skills and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Monday, October 18,2019, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30am; Event runs 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Brandi Messinger

Contact Phone: (409) 789-3474

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic fishing skills and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Monday, October 21,2019, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30am; Event runs 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Brandi Messinger

Contact Phone: (409) 789-3474

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic fishing skills and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Monday, October 23,2019, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30am; Event runs 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Brandi Messinger

Contact Phone: (409) 789-3474

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic fishing skills and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Monday, October 25,2019, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30am; Event runs 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77554


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Brandi Messinger

Contact Phone: (409) 789-3474

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*This opportunity is only availble to individuals who have been directed to apply by the Athens MET office or a TFFC staff member*

Volunteers will be placed into available positions at TFFC including Casting Pond Attendant or Gift Shop Attendant. Please fill out the application and our Volunteer Coordinator team will get in touch with you shortly.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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