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Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; learn what washes up on Texas coast; fish for live catfish and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important and how to protect them.


Program: Coastal Expo

Contact Person: Holly Grand

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993

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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

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Volunteers are needed to help TPWD staff lead a knot tying station. More stations will be added if enough volunteers sign up. Entry into the event will be waived for volunteers. Activities will be outside, prepare accordingly. Instructions/ reminders will be sent out to volunteers who signed up during the week before to the event.

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Volunteer Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Location:
Dell Diamond - Family Fun Zone
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Training Specialist

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472

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Assists the Aquatic Exhibits Curator with behind-the-scenes daily operations, maintenance, special projects, preparing diet and feeding various fish. Certified Scuba divers may assist in underwater operations or maintenance.


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. 16, 2019, 9am to 3:30pm

Volunteers should arrive at 9AM; Event runs 10am to 3:30pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston, TX 77070

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 - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 8am to 3:30pm

Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Glass Recreation Center, 501 W 32nd St, Tyler TX, 75702

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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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, and community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!

Join us today!

For more information contact:
Jamie Gillis @ Jamie.Gillis@tpwd.texas.gov or
Enola Bowers @ cmaladee@gmail.com


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

Contact Phone: (210) 334-9328

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This opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this filed are encouraged to apply.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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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 23 miles 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 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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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

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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

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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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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:



  • 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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Resaca de la Palma is seeking friendly and outgoing park host for the season 2018. Park host have the opportunity to work in a wide range of activites including but not limited to interpretation, special events, visitor center, grounds work, and maintenance. Previous park host experence is nice, but not a requiment. Come and enjoy south Texas at Resaca de la Palma state park.


Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Contact Person: Kelly Cummins

Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920 x291

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Park Hosts are volunteers that live onsite in RVs at San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS SHS. Park Hosts duties include: Docent/Deck Watch, grounds and trail maintenance, conducting interpretative programs, curatorial projects, Battleship restoration, and custodial duties. Other projects may be available on a case by case basis. Please contact the Park Host coordinator for a specific list of job duties. Park Hosts receive a RV hookup with 50/30 AMP electric, water, and sewer in exchange for a commitment of 100 hours per month for each RV site. No experience is necessary. Orientation and training are provided.


Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS

Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x232

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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: A minimum of 10 hours per month.


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 x232

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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 x232

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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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