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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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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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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: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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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.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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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 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

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Under the direction of the Angler Recognition Specialist, this long term volunteer position will assist the Angler Recognition program within the Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife.


Currently we are in need of some administrative support for our Angler Recognition program. You'll help us expand our effectiveness by assisting with the processing of Angler Recognition applications/awards by providing support including data entry, filing, organizing, archiving, scanning, data validation and some fish identification. Ideal candidates will have experience working in an administrative setting.


Criminal background check required.  Volunteer must be willing to work a minimum of two four hour days each week - exact schedule will be flexible based on program needs and volunteer's schedule.  


Program: Inland Fisheries-Angler Recognition

Contact Person: Ron Smith

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8242

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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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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: Arlyne Martinez

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: Arlyne Martinez

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: Arlyne Martinez

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: Arlyne Martinez

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223

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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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Sheldon Lake State Park offers field trips to local groups and schools, typically from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and occasionally on Saturdays. Field trip volunteers support staff by assisting with fishing programs, nature walks, and other programming. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.


Minimum age of 18—Criminal background check required.


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Kelley Parker

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800

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*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.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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