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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
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
Volunteer(s) needed to provide an hourly demonstration on fish cleaning at this Family Fishing event.
Contact Person: Morgan Denny
Contact Phone: (817) 410-3368
Volunteers are needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. When: Sat., Aug 24, 2019 8:30 am to 2:30pm (Event time is 9am to 2pm)Where: Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, Houston
Contact Person: Jerrel Geisler
Contact Phone: (713) 274-4296
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.
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
When: Saturday, Nov 16, 2019Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pmEvent 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.
Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer
Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pmEvent time: 9am to Noon
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pmEvent time: 9am to Noon
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
Volunteers needed to teach basic fishing skills to youth and families.Where: Walmart4350 Southwest DrAbilene, TX 79606
Contact Person: Michael Cornett
Contact Phone: (325) 733-4488
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
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center presents the 2019 Outdoor Expo and Bluegill Tournament. This annual event celebrates the great outdoors by showcasing TPWD programs and outdoor-related organizations. The event runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Bluegill Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. - noon. Overlook Attendant Have tournament participants register on sign-in sheet. Check poles for TFFC regulations and mark with green tape once checked. Answer any questions on schedule or directions.Tournament Headquarters Attendant Tournament participants will bring you Weight Cards after weighing a fish. Verify their name, category, and weight are legible. Track leading entries throughout each hour and overall. Assist in handing out prizes.
Anglers Pavilion Attendant Work inside of Anglers Pavilion handing out fishing equipment, repairing poles, and preparing bait. Perform checks around the Casting Ponds to retrieve equipment and pick up trash.
Weigh Station Attendant - Weigh fish as they are brought to you. Fill out tournament cards with accurate weight of fish.
Contact Person: Rebecca Sellers
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2266
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.
*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.