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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 listed to 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
Contact Person: Beth Trapp
Contact Phone: (210) 238-1450
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
Volunteers are needed to teach basics of fishing through 5 hands-on stations and assist with attendees fishing. Stations include knot tying, casting, safety, Fish ID/ecology, and basic tackle. The Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4-H Club will be giving out youth fishing combo kits with a rod and reel.Please note: Parking is very limited. Park staff will be directing everyone to a parking spot. A short walk may be required to the event space. Bathrooms are only available at the front entrance and campgrounds. Plan accordingly. Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019Location: Buescher State Park - Canoe Launch Area, 100 Park Road 1E, Smithville, 78957Volunteer Time: 8:30a to 12:30p
Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Training Specialist
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472
Help us with our annual celebration of family, fireworks and fishing! Free admission will begin at 5 p.m. Fishing is the only activity provided. There will be several food trucks and vendors on-site. Dinner will be provided for all volunteers. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. and end by 10 p.m.
Contact Person: Rebecca Sellers
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2266
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.
Help families learn the basics of fishing at the Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi.Preference for volunteers to be Angler Education Instructors or people who have experience fishing.50+ families will be attending a fishing event at the TPWD Marine Development Center to learn the basics of fishing. Families will rotate through 4-5 stations (fishing equipment, fish identification and ecology, angling ethics, rules and regulations, and backyard bass (casting). After rotating through these stations, families will have the opportunity to fish in one of the hatchery's ponds. The station rotations will begin at 9:15 and end at 11:30. Fishing will take place from 11:30-12:45. The event will end at 1pm. If you're interested in a "refresher training" on June 28th, please contact Paul Silva.
Program: CCA Marine Development Center
Contact Person: Paul Silva
Contact Phone: (361) 726-6374
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 - email@example.com 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
As part of the Girl Scouts of Central TX Sasquatch Outdoor Weekend event, TPWD Angler Ed volunteers are needed to lead basic angler activities for a day or the weekend - backyard bass casting, knots, fish ID and habitat, Safety & Ethics. There's a limited amount of overnight onsite lodging available to volunteers, on first come, first serve basis. Please let me know if you're interested in overnight bunk-style lodging. Date(s): Sat, 4/6 & Sun, 4/7 Volunteer times: Sat, 4/6 8a - 3pSun, 4/7 8a - 12pLocation: Camp Kachina, 14750 Camp Kachina Rd, Temple, 76502
This weekday opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Farm type work like pond sweeping, water quality testing and general assistance to hatchery technicians are some of the experiences with this volunteer position. Contact us to find out more.Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this field are encouraged to apply.
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 23 miles west of Wichita Falls below Lake Diversion.
Program: Dundee Fish Hatchery
Contact Person: Michele Nations
Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301
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
Come out and join the fun in Pearland! We will need Volunteers to join us in Teaching Fish Identification, Knots, Habitats, and Conservation. Join us at 1000 Bass Pro DrivePearland, TX. 77047. In the Bass Pro Parking lot near the Pond. Volunteers are asked to be there by 8:00 am.
Contact Person: Greg Akins Aquatic Education Trainer
Contact Phone: (713) 201-8110
Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)
Contact Person: Ashley Fincannon
Contact Phone: (361) 939-7784
Volunteers needed to assist with Basic Angler class for 100 Boy Scouts and their families. When: Friday, June 21, 2019, 4 pm to 8 pm
Contact Person: Maggie Summers, TPWD Vol Instr
Contact Phone: (512) 784-8972
Assist TPWD biologist with an oyster reef restoration project in Lavaca Bay. Willingness to be on a boat, work in inclement weather and work long days as needed. Volunteers will be counting oyster shell loads being placed on a vessel to validate quantities of harvested osyter shell returned to the bay.
Program: Coastal Fisheries - Matagorda Bay Ecosystem
Contact Person: Leslie Hartman
Contact Phone: (361) 972-6253
Work with the Habitat Mapping team to conduct oyster restoration monitoring (oyster sampling and acoustic survey). Prefer experience on boats and gps units.
Program: Habitat Assessment
Contact Person: Stephanie Taylor
Work with the Habitat Mapping team on oyster restoration projects. Tasks includes measuring barges and placing marker buoys. Prefer boat and gps experience.
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
If you love to fish, here’s 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. TFFC’s 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
TITLE: Volunteer Ranger DESCRIPTION: Volunteer rangers assist park staff with various duties related to the battleground. Volunteer rangers may be called upon to provide information, orientation, and interpretation to park visitors. Volunteer rangers can also assist with special events, summer camp, service projects, outreach events, litter pick up, nature programing, cleaning bathrooms and park facilities, or other needed assignments. Duties may include: conducting historic research, planning and delivering interpretive talks, helping with living history programs and tours, creating social media posts, assisting with recreation and outdoor skills-related classes, helping with grounds maintenance, assisting with prairie and marsh restoration projects, etc. TRAINING: Volunteers will be given orientation information about the park and available training and workshop opportunities will be discussed. Where applicable, park staff will provide on the job training and mentoring so that volunteer rangers can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to begin an adventure of a lifetime at the San Jacinto battleground. TIME COMITTMENT: We would prefer to see you at least once a month, if not more often. QUALIFICATIONS: Volunteers must be able to communicate effectively about the site and be able to provide general information and assistance during visitor interactions. Depending on duties assigned, some minor manual labor and the ability to walk and lift items may be required. AGE: 18 years or older. DRESS CODE: We will provide a uniform top and hat but you must provide your own pants. A nice pair of long pants is preferred and jeans are acceptable.
Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS
Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver
Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x245
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
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.
Contact Person: Connie Stolte
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23
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.
Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21
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.
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.
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.
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.