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The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park are seeking volunteers to help with their annual Kids Fish (for ages 5-12 yrs old). Volunteers are needed to help teach fishing skills and assist with fishing activities and toutnaments.

Sign up for all day or a 1/2 day shift.

Morning shift 8:30a.m. - 12p.m.
Afternoon shift: 12:30p.m. - 4p.m.

Set up for the event will begin at
7:00 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2022.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Volunteers are requested to bring their own chair.

Please dress appropriatly for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. This event will be held entirely outdoors.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Betty Heffler; TPWD Certified Volunteer Angler Education Instructor

Contact Phone: (903) 322-3478

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Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists with the collection of fisheries related data. Handling of fish, boating on skiffs and research vessels required.


Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 2

Contact Person: Faye Grubbs

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3281

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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: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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Volunteers will assist Coastal Ecologists responsible for mapping habitats and for managing habitat restoration projects. Duties include assisting with field work to assess and map habitats of the Texas Coast. Volunteers will assist with: mapping habitats using acoustic surveys (e.g., sidescan sonar); collecting ground-truth data on map products in oyster habitats, seagrass habitats, and marsh habitats; monitoring oyster restoration/research projects; and investigating fish and wildlife mortality events. Volunteers will assist in fisheries sampling field work, water quality monitoring programs, inputting data into databases (present and historical data in the technical guidance and fish and wildlife response databases), and GIS with mapping and data validation. He or she will also assist with the maintenance of field and lab equipment as necessary, outreach events and natural resource related meetings as needed. Opportunity available during normal work hours (weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and some opportunities in the evenings or on weekends.

Please contact Emma Clarkson (Emma.Clarkson@tpwd.texas.gov) or Evan Pettis (Evan.Pettis@tpwd.texas.gov) for information about opportunity availability.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Evan Pettis

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3245

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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: John Paret

Contact Phone: (940) 586-1203

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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: Ryan Rogers

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: Delbert Gatlin

Contact Phone: (361) 939-7787

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Volunteers are needed to help with rigging poles, leading a knot tying demos, and assisting with waterside fishing.

5 volunteers are needed, the event is limited to 30 participants.

Event time: 10am-12pm
Volunteer time: 9am-12:30pm

Masks are encouraged, masks and hand sanitizer will be provided by event staff.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Tiara Chapman

Contact Phone: (469) 635-5482

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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.



Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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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: Jordan Kieffer

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223

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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: Jordan Kieffer

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223

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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: Jordan Kieffer

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223

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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: Jordan Kieffer

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x224

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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: Jordan Kieffer

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223

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Volunteers are needed to help with our Take Me Fishing exhibit trailer activities and scavenger hunt.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30pm

TPWD recognizes that the safety of staff, volunteers, participants, and the general public is paramount. We encourage staff and volunteers to wear face coverings at the event, but recognize that this is optional.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Greg Akins Aqautic Education Trainer

Contact Phone: (751) 201-8110

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When: Jan 29 & 30th, 2022
Sign up for a shift.

Volunteers will help teach fishing skills as well as assist the public fish for trout.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Keira Quam

Contact Phone: (469) 644-2705

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Volunteers will assist TPWD with the Take Me Fishing Trailer and other activities may include youth fly casting and aquatic bug discovery. Each day we will have a morning and afternoon session.

Sign up for one or multiple sessions.
Date & times:
Saturday, 2/19/2022
8:30a - 12:30p (morning)
12:30p - 4:30p (afternoon)

Sunday, 2/20/2022
9:30a - 1p (morning)
1p - 4:30p (afternoon)

Location:
Lazy L& L Campground
11699 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Adam Comer, Texas Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Education Training Specialist

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472

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