Opportunity Search Results

Back to Top

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteer will lead a basic angler course for youth and families for the "Take Me Fishing" program on Copper Breaks State Park's Lake. Teaching the basics of knot-tying, safety, fish ID, casting, and more. Fishing tackle and poles will be available at the park for participants. Volunteer must be a certified angler education instructor. A criminal background check is required. Call the park for available dates and times.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Edwin Quintero

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. Kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activites covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations. Part of the Hootenanny on the Hill event, hosted by Plum Creek HOA.

Date: October 20, 2018
Volunteer Time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
(Event time: 4 - 6pm)


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca

Contact Phone: (512) 627-7723

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. As part of the Protecting Kids, Preserving Nature event, kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations.

Volunteer Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
(Event Time: 10am to 1pm)

Location: YMCA Camp Moody - 959 Old San Antonio Rd, Buda, 78610


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca, TPWD Angler Education Instructor and Area Chief

Contact Phone: (512) 627-7723 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. As part of National Hunting and Fishing Day, kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations.

Volunteer time: 8:30am to 12:30pm
(Event time: 9am to 12pm)

Volunteers receive free park entry. Event is behind Amphitheater restrooms on hike and bike trail.
Park Map


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor and Area Chief

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Assist with monthly field sampling collections using seines, trawls, dredges and gillnets. Conduct creel interviews which include approaching fishermen at the dock and asking about their catch and measuring their fishes. Require ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Program: Coastal Fisheries - Matagorda Bay Ecosystem

Contact Person: Leslie Hartman

Contact Phone: (361) 972-6253

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

When: Saturday,  Oct. 6,, 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: Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, 345 Clay Young Rd., Burnet, TX 78611

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

When: Saturday, July 28, 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: Sonora Park, 224 South New Hope Rd., Kennedale, TX

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 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: 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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers are needed to help with an all female fishing class (Mom & Daughter)- basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday, Aug 4, 2018
Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, 27844 Marshall Hutts Rd., Rio Hondo, TX 78583

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: CindyMae Rucker

Contact Phone: (956) 551-2812

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers are needed to help with an all male fishing class (Father & Son)- basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, 27844 Marshall Hutts Rd., Rio Hondo, TX 78583

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: CindyMae Rucker

Contact Phone: (956) 551-2812

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

When: Saturday, Oct 20, 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: Spring Creek Greenway Preserve, 709 Riley Fuzzell Rd., Spring, TX 77386

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Volunteers needed to teach youth and families the joy of fishing with tackle assembly stations, fish ID, casting games, fishing ethics and regulations and help with the fishing tournament for children 5 - 12 (remove hooks, prepare tackle, high fives, etc.) Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Event Name: Salty Aggies Lil Angler Fishing Tournament

Date: Saturday, July 28th
Volunteer Time: 8am to 2:30pm
Event Time: 8:30am to 2pm


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Lari Jo W. Edwards

Contact Phone: (361) 553-2156

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Brad Grimmett

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0119 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Brad Grimmett

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0119 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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 x

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

When: Fri - Sun, Sept 28-30, 2018

Assist TPWD staff to teach fishing skills to youth and families. Activities include a tackle make and take (hook, line, bobber and sinker), assisting at the catfish tank, and fly casting. Sign up for a morning or afternoon shift.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Training Specialist

Contact Phone: (512) 201-5790

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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 x

Click here for details or to sign up

  Search again