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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 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

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Volunteers are needed to help with a "Fishing with a Ranger" event at Blanco State Park. Volunteers will be helping Blanco State Park staff lead knot tying, backyard bass, and cane pole fishing activities. A Fish ID and Leave No Trace stations will be added if enough volunteers sign up. Day use entry into the park will be waived for volunteers. Activities will be outside, prepare accordingly.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Volunteer Time: 9:30 am to 12pm
Location: Blanco State Park - West end by CCC Long Table


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Daniel Kellogg

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333 x241

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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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NOTE: This event has been RESCHEDULED from Oct 6, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018.

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

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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, Nov 17, 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

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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, 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

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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, Nov 17, 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: Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble

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, 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

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

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 8am to 3:30pm
(rescheduled from Aug. 18, 2018)

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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Volunteers needed to help Children with Disabilities fish. Come spend half of your day fishing with volunteers on the Packery Channel. Volunteers will recieve lunch and a T-shirt.

Contact to signup: Martha Lawhon Ph:(361)826-3469 or email - marthal@cctexas.com

Date: Saturday, 9/22/18
Time: 7:30am to 1pm
Location: North Side Packery Channel Jetties Parking Lot


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Martha Lawhon

Contact Phone: (361) 826-3469

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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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When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event 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.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event 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.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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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 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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Come out and join the fun in Pearland! We will need Volunteers to join us in Teaching Fish Identification, Knots, Habitats, and Conservation. Join us at 1000 Bass Pro Drive
Pearland, TX. 77047. In the Bass Pro Parking lot near the Pond. Volunteers are asked to be there by 8:00 am.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Greg Akins Aquatic Education Trainer

Contact Phone: (713) 201-8110

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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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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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Angler Education volunteers needed to set up an exhibit booth with an Angler Education activity(s) of your choice (knot tying, fish ID and/or Fish Habitats, Marine Debris, etc)

Date: Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 7:30pm (Event time is 3pm - 7pm)

Anticipated audience: families 500 - 2,000

Lead volunteer will need to arrange for equipment and supplies with TPWD Staff.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Kelly Penewitt, Bay City PARD

Contact Phone: (979) 323-1660

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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

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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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Date: Saturday, Nov 3, 2018

Sign up for a morning, afternoon or all day shift. Volunteers needed to assist TPWD staff with exhibit trailer and backyard bass activities.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 913-7615

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

When: Monday, October 1, 2018, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Volunteers should arrive at 7:30am; Event runs 8:00am to 2:00pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Galveston Fishing Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX  77554


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Brandi Messinger

Contact Phone: (409) 789-3474

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