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Assist TPWD staff teaching Archery, Fishing and outdoor skills to youth at this family heritage event. No experience necessary.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Lacey Estus
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361
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Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 28-30 SEP) with fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Are you passionate the outdoors, and knowledgeable about nature? Volunteer to staff the nature center, lead guided hikes and provide arts and crafts programs at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. You can share your knowledge with park visitors, and help promote conservation.
Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Contact Person: Amy Kocurek
Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636
Come relax at Inks Lake and become a HQ Assistant!!!! We are looking for fee collectors, parking lot attendants, and evening booth hosts. *Criminal history check required.
Program: Inks Lake State Park
Contact Person: Shawn Greene
Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230
Fort Parker State Park offers enthusiastic and interested individuals or couples a chance to stay and have fun in a beautiful and diverse park while gaining experience in park operations and visitor services. As a park host, you will be representing the park by greeting the public and helping set the tone for a pleasant stay. You will provide assistance to park staff in the areas of grounds keeping, litter pickup, cleaning facilities including restrooms, trail maintenance and a variety of special park projects. You may also assist with interpretive programs, work in the Nature Center and provide tours. You will be required to work 25 hours per week. A 50/30 amp full hookup site is provided at no charge. A criminal background check is required. We welcome park hosts year round.Things to know & things to do:1. Apply to this posting through this website.2. Pass a background check (zero cost to you).3. Complete an interview with Park Staff.4. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.5. Report to Volunteer Coordinator and Lead Ranger for assignments.6. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.
Program: Fort Parker State Park
Contact Person: Julia Young
Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751
Mother Neff State Park is located in the Central Flyway Migratory Corridor and also contains priority habitat for the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. We are currently seeking volunteers from beginners to experts to assist with birding programs for school fieldtrips, bird walks and other special events.
Volunteers will be assisting program participants with how to properly use binoculars, identify birds, and learn the importance of preserving our native habitat for wildlife. Volunteers can also help support through maintaining bird blinds and assisting in bird surveys.
This project is supported by a Bratten Foundation Grant. Your participation as a volunteer helps us meet grant requirements.
Program: Mother Neff State Park
Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick
Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224
Assist with checking and cleaning cabins for availability as visitors depart. Criminal history check required.
Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists and Wildflife Technicians with the collecting, processing and reporting data from marine activities in the ecosystem. Specific methodology may include use of sampling gears (bag seines, gill nets, trawls and oyster dredges.) Interaction with the public- Outreach/educational youth events. Normal workweek is 8-5 Monday through Friday, with frequent hours to include early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 1
Contact Person: Nicole Carrillo
Contact Phone: (281) 534-0118
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
This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes.
Program: Community Archery
Contact Person: Travis Glick
Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613
This is a year round volunteer opportunity opened to individuals and groups. Volunteers will assist with any park related oppurtunity as defined by park staff. Contact the park for more information.
Program: Copper Breaks State Park
Contact Person: Edwin Quintero
Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331
Volunteers at Daingerfield State Park help us preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage of Texas. The “Cathedral of the Trees” - Daingerfield State Park is one of Texas’ oldest state parks. Even though this Civilian Conservation Corps built park is almost 80 year old, it had a multi-million dollar facelift in 2010 which is evident with the new bathhouses, restored historic Pavilion, and the multiple full hook-up campsites. Visitor activities are focused in and around the park’s 80 acre lake with swimming, boating and fishing activities. Hiking around the lake on the Rustling Leaves Trail or reaching the summit on the Mountain View Trail are also important visitor activities. Starting in the Summer of 2017 we will be having weekend dances with a Jukebox. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with a multitude of projects. Some examples include- Trail Clean up- Assisting with or leading interpretive programs or activities- Helping decorate, working during, or clean up special events (Valentine’s Day Dance, Christmas in the Park, Halloween Event, and others)- Helping with weekend Dances- Painting - Splitting wood- Service Projects- Your Passion!
Groups or volunteers can contact the park to set up a time to volunteer or attend scheduled public volunteer days and special events. If you would like to be put on the park’s volunteer mailing list apply online or contact the Park (903-645-2921).
Program: Daingerfield State Park
Contact Person: Tony Smith
Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921
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
Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers guided hikes. Aid park staff by guiding educational and interpretive hikes for school groups and the public. This opportunity is open year round. Contact the park for additional information.
Program: Franklin Mountains State Park
Contact Person: Lydia Pagel
Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441
Support group of Friends of Inks Lake with firewood sales, recycling, park activities and events.
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! Sign up here to get in touch and get involved!
Program: McKinney Falls State Park
Contact Person: Kristen Williams
Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643
Program: Community Archery Houston
Contact Person: Kendrick Gray
Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278
Do you have a passion for nature? Do you enjoy working outside? Then volunteering as an Interpretive Volunteer of McKinney Falls State Park is the perfect fit for you. In this role, you will assist and/or lead:
Volunteers will receive training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. Positions are available for the weekends, but an occasional week day shift is possible. Volunteers are asked to commit to 6 months for a minimum of one 4 hour biweekly. A criminal background check is required.
Looking for an opportunity to work outside, gain new skills, and give back to the only state park in Austin, TX? Join our team as a Trail Crew Volunteer!Dedicate a minimum of 4 hours on the third Saturday of each month to give our trails system some TLC.
Trail maintenance experience is a plus but not necessary. We will train you in proper tool usage, trail specifications, and natural resource management. Our goal is to have a committed group of individuals to service our trails once a month and lead community groups on additional service days in the park as needed. Trail Days (Third Saturday of each month)8:30am-12:30pmMeet at the Playground after obtaining entrance permits at HQ. State that you're a Trail Crew Volunteer and your entry fees will be waived for the day.Bring your own non-mechanized hand tools (loppers, rakes, weed cutters) if you have them. We are very limited on our supplies. Bring Water! Snacks! A backpack! Bug spray! Your own vehicle!Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants to protect your legs (like jeans), work gloves, and eye protection (safety goggles).Leave dogs/pets/children under the age of 15 years old at home. All minors 15 years or older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event. Questions? Email Kristen Williams(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you are not currently certified, please contact Burnie Kessner at Burnie.Kessner@tpwd.texas.gov
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Burnie Kessner
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135 x
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
Assist in all aspects of maintenance and cleaning duties. Criminal history check required.
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 email@example.com with questions.
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
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Piney Woods campground. As a park host, you will support TPWD’s mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.
Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner; maintaining cleanliness of assigned areas, including keeping assigned bathrooms cleaned and stocked and collecting trash from assigned camp loops; assisting with maintenance operations as assigned by maintenance specialist or volunteer supervisor; providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors; and maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site.
Requirements: Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and equipment use; essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; background check required.
Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!
Call for available dates or additional details.
Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Contact Person: Paige Green
Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Piney Woods campground. As a park host, you will support TPWD’s mission by providing outstanding service to park visitors, providing guided hikes and planning/leading/assisting with Saturday informational events about the park’s natural and cultural resources to the visiting public.
Volunteer duties will include: Represent TPWD State Parks in a positive manner and supplement the work of park staff. Provide customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors. Never engage in law enforcement duties. Coordinate and/or assist with Saturday interpretive events, which may include planning and assembling materials. Provide structured and roving interpretation, including; Lead guided hikes for the visiting public, including school field trip groups. Hikes will include information about the park’s flora and fauna and about the history of its development and cultural resources. Provide general information and assistance to park visitors. Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned host site.
Requirements: Passion for Texas State Parks. Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff. Knowledge and interest in park’s natural and cultural resources and willingness to continue learning. Experience working in a classroom setting or working with young people strongly preferred. Essential opportunity functions require walking or standing for extended period of time. Criminal background check clearance. Ability to maintain campsite as model site.
Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. Training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!
Assist the park store with boat rentals, instructing customers on boat safety, rental rules, fitting customers with life jackets. Also assisting with the Tackle Loaner Program. Background check required.
Assist with special project(s) across Ray Roberts Complex (Johnson Branch, Isle Du Bois, Greenbelt, & Satellite Boat Ramps): maintenance, interpretative programing, park events, visitor services, trail work, construction/repair projects. and general park upkeep. This Opportunity is available year round. Flexible Schedule. Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited. Minimum Age of Volunteers: 16 (if under 18, Volunteer will need to print a Parental Release Form and bring a completed copy to the event) Criminal Background Check: Required.
Program: Ray Roberts Lake State Park-Johnson Branch
Contact Person: Kenneth Saintonge
Contact Phone: (940) 637-2209
Gardening, Maintenance, Nature Walks (can train). To help with children (especially school group outdoor education) must be able to pass background check
Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park
Contact Person: Jose Uribe
Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919
Assist the park interpretation department with various opportunities depending on the volunteer's interest and experience. Volunteer opportunities include: -assisting with and leading interpretive programs-bird feeding program-Nature Center greeter-maintenance of interpretive exhibits and materials -special events, night programs, and citizen science projects-gardening-opportunities to assist park naturalists with habitat improvement, removal of invasive species, and upkeep of equipment Special skills are highly desired such as knowledge of south Texas birds and habitats, nature and excellent customer service skills.Please note that some of the above outlined duties may not be available in the slow season (summer). Criminal Background Check required.This position is not a Park Host position and does not provide a full hook-up RV site.
Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Contact Person: Maria Montelongo
Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156 x
Assist Park with School groups, business groups, visitors, etc. that come to the Park. Groups may or may not have reservations. Will provide information about Park, conduct a presentation with props, explanations, demonstrations and possibly provide activities that involve participation. Depending on group type as to the level of Outreach required. Very Hands-on with the Public. Contact Park for more specific Details and Dates.
Contact Person: Nicole Roque
Assist with management and monitoring of natural and cultural resources.
Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area
Contact Person: Kelsey Woodward
Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2002
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
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
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.
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 visitors with the handling of aquatic marine animals housed in the "touch" tank exhibit at Sea Center Texas. Answers questions about animals on exhibit. 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.
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.
Seeking birders to lead regular bird walks year-round at South Llano River State Park. You do not need to be an expert birder; a general knowledge of the local birds (or willingness to learn!) is important, but even more important is your enthusiasm to work with the public and share the fun of birding with them. **Criminal background check required**
Program: South Llano River State Park
Contact Person: Nathaniel Nouri
Contact Phone: (325) 446-3994
Volunteer will participate in various opportunities as assigned, from assisting with educational programs to performing general maintenance tasks.
Volunteers are needed to assist with educational programs at the park. Programs focus on sharing the park's natural history with visitors: bird walks, Geocaching, fishing, and stargazing are just a few of the programs we regularly offer.
Selected applicants that have been assigned to partner with a State Park as an Ambassador from April 1st to August 30th, 2018 and complete Service, Outreach, and Social Media projects to promote a State Park.
Program: Park Ambassadors
The Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach program is looking for you. The Texas Buffalo Soldiers program provides educational experiences that connect underrepresented populations with the outdoors through interpretive story telling of the Buffalo Soldiers the country's first professional African American soldiers. The Texas Buffalo Solders program brings history to life with stories, costumes and tools. At one of our programs, you can learn how to track an animal, and fish with a cane pole. The Buffalo Soldiers program is looking for volunteers of all skills and abilities, including: - Photographers and Videographers - General program assistance - Outdoor skill facilitators - Costumed interpreters.
Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program
Contact Person: Luis Padilla
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8569
The Texas Outdoor Family program helps introduce families to a great camping experience in Central Texas Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including assisting with nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, taking photos, safety management, and more. The TOF program reached over 1100 families over the course of workshops in FY 2017. It couldn't be done without great volunteer assistance!
Program: Texas Outdoor Family
Contact Person: John Souva
Contact Phone: (512) 629-7607
The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program helps introduce public families and community partner groups to great camping experiences in DFW Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including: nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, outdoor cooking, photography, safety management, and more. The TOF program reaches hundreds of participants every year! We could not do it without the assistance of our amazing volunteers.
Contact Person: Lisa Henderson
Contact Phone: (512) 354-9124
The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program helps introduce families to a great camping experience in Houston Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including assisting with nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, taking photos, safety management, and more. Volunteer shifts begin Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and continue until Noon on Sunday with an overnight stay at the park. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own camping equipment. Once a shift is approved weekend details will be emailed to you.
Contact Person: Kimberly Sorensen
Contact Phone: (512) 800-4324
Assisting TPWD with maintenance of the State Parks Geocache Challenge.
Program: Geocache Challenge
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8791 x
Far West Texas consisting of the following counties:BrewsterCraneCulbersonEctorEl PasoHudspethJeff DavisLovingPecosPresidioReevesTerrellUptonWardWinklerMidland
Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA
Contact Person: Nathan Pettigrew
Contact Phone: (432) 770-0104