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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape! Requirements:Must be at least 18 years old. Or be accompanied by a guardian if under 18.Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator log volunteer hours and follow/utilize all PPE.
Program: Buescher State Park
Contact Person: Madalyn Miller
Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211
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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape! Requirements:Must be at least 18 years old. Or have a guardian present if under 18.Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, we can get you started!
Program: Bastrop State Park
We need your help! We would greatly appreciate your help in picking up trash to keep our park beautiful! Bags, gloves, and grabbers provided!When: Every 1st Sunday 9:30-11:30amWhen you arrive at the Headquarters let them know you are here to volunteer!Location: Meet at Lower Falls Parking lot.Bring: close toed shoes, water, sunscreen and work gloves (optional). Dress in long sleeves/pants to protect yourself from weather and insects!All ages are welcome!**Check facebook for updates and cancellations due to weather**
Program: McKinney Falls State Park
Contact Person: Abby Rodgers
Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643
Assist TPWD staff (Sat., 12 October) conduct fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, event admission and parking for the day.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Robert Ramirez
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4528
Assist TPWD staff (Sat., 2 November) conduct fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, event admission and parking for the day.
Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 27-29 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.
Kayak guides lead public kayak programs at Goose Island State Park. These programs typically take place on Fridays & Saturdays, and other days and times available at interpreters discretion. Kayak guides must be able to swim, kayak in moderate winds for 1-3 hours comfortably, and tow another kayak if needed. Guides must be comfortable having pleasant and welcoming interactions with the public, providing basic paddling instruction and safety procedures, and maintaining park kayaks and equipment. Guides must be willing to commit to multiple programs through summer 2019.
Program: Goose Island State Park
Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof
Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858
Are you passionate about 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, spark curiosity, and open minds and hearts to nature.
Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Contact Person: Amy Kocurek
Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636
*This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 Central and West Texas Ambassadors.*The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities to foster the next generation of State Park stewards! To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards! To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors. *This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 South and East Texas Ambassadors.*
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
Many species of amphibians call our park home, and we need your help to check the diversity and health of their populations. Between October and March, we will have a series of day and night surveys of our restored wetlands and prairies. Volunteers will spot, identify, and catalogue amphibians by their call, eggs, and sight.Anyone interested in amphibians is encouraged to volunteer. Training will be provided on the methods and tools used prior to the survey. Survey dates are variable and subject to change depending on the conditions.Minimum age of 18-Criminal Background Check Required
Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Contact Person: Jacob Poinsett
Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800
(If you are interested in hosting please apply for our separate hosting opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.)*Volunteer training dates for 2019 will be announced.*Volunteering involves customer service, formal interpretation (present programs/hikes), informal interpretation (staffing nature center and roving trails on weekends/holidays), operation of non-profit gift shop, minimum hourly requirements, flexible schedule, training required.Visit: www.brazosbend.org for complete information
Program: Brazos Bend State Park
Contact Person: Montse Canedo
Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0
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
This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes other than NASP archery. Report NASP archery activity under "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events."
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors?If you enjoy talking and learing about nature and being outside in the beautiful San Felipe Creek this opporunity is for you! Work with park interpreter to present interpretive programs and instruction that will engage student in learning and caring for nature. As an Outreach Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:Leave No Trace, Fishing 101, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Wild, Native Plant and Wildlife Identification.We are hoping to have several events in Del Rio,Texas. We will have about 50 students at each event, will divide the lesson/talks/presentation to about 10-12 students per presenation and rotate them from one presenter to another.Will provide an on hand training session in May 2019.
Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit
Contact Person: Nora Padilla
Come one come all! We are looking for volunteers experienced in working with elementary school-aged students or interested in facilitating/creating hands on outdoor education experiences. Come share your passion for the natural world with the next generation! Field trip topics range from geology, wildlife, aquatic science, history, leave no trace, and more!Have experience with TEKS? Come help us connect the standards with real-world experiences.Our Interpretive Ranger is seeking volunteers to help write TEKS-based interpretive programs, lead activities, or give general assistance.Training is provided and required. Spring Field Trips training will take place Saturday February 2nd 2019 at the park. For more information and to register for this opportunity, sign up today!Field trips will begin in March and continue throughout May. Field trip days are usually Tues-Thurs, 8:30am 12:30pm. Field trips are generally for elementary school aged children, but can sometimes branch up into more advanced grade levels.In addition to applying here, please send us an email so we can get to know you better. Please include your educational/professional background, what ways you would like to help, and your availability. If you have experience writing curriculum, please let us know! If you don't have any formal experience teaching or working with children, that's ok we ask that you bring your passion, positive attitude, patience, and punctuality.Passing a criminal background check is required (at no cost to you) in order to qualify for this opportunity.Thanks for applying to be a Field Trip Hero!
Contact Person: Kristen Williams
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
Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers abundant oportunities for hiking and exploration. 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
Lake Whitney State Park is looking for dedicated, hardworking, and trustworthy people to start a Friends Group as well as numberous other volunteer opportunities.Are you great at doing any of the following?Fundraise, Volunteer, Outreach, Special Events/Programs, Donation intermediary, Passion and Resources ProtectionDon't miss out on this and the many other ways that you can volunteer at Lake Whitney State Park!Apply now for great opportunities to serve your local State Park!
Program: Lake Whitney State Park
Contact Person: Adam Bain
Contact Phone: (254) 694-3793
Support group of Friends of Inks Lake with firewood sales, recycling, park activities and events.
Program: Inks Lake State Park
Contact Person: Shawn Greene
Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Contact Phone: (214) 519-4394
Enjoy a rewarding experience in your state park by providing maintenance for facilities, grounds and trails in Mission Tejas State Park. This position serves as a generalist with the ability to clean restrooms and perform basic carpentry along with light mechanic work, possible plumbing, and some minimal electrical work (i.e. install light fixtures). This individual may be called upon to assist in repairing broken water lines, troubleshooting sewer or drainage systems, paint signs or buildings, remove downed trees, repair fences and perform general lawn maintenance. This opportunity is available seven days a week with a flexible schedule working between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A Criminal Background check is required
Program: Mission Tejas State Park
Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert
Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394
We are hoping to have about 10 events for the year with about 30 students at each event. If there were more students, we will divide the lesson/talks/presentation to about 10-15 kids per presentation and rotate them from one to the other so presenters aren’t overwhelmed.
The focus of this project has been to locate youth from the most urban, economically distressed areas in San Antonio and we will be bringing them out here for field trips. The hope is they can learn and connect with Govt. Canyon SNA; a natural resource area they may not know about. We hope that this will build a bridge for the well-being of the youth involved and the future of TPWD. At the minimum, we hope that whomever comes out here, will at least take a new, happy or inspirational experience home with them. For more information on the program, you can look at the synopsis of it here: https://trails2tomorrow.wordpress.com/
Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area
Contact Person: Valerie Welch
Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2074
This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes other than NASP archery. Report NASP archery activity under "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events.".
Program: Community Archery South Texas
Contact Person: Kendrick Gray
Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278
Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 2-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.
Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site
Contact Person: Nicole Roque
Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135
Mission Tejas State Park is seeking enthusiastic, friendly, and outgoing individuals to assist the park with Interpretive (Ranger) programs. There are opportunities to lead nature walks, history hikes, and various other programs. There will also be opportunities to assist with outdoor educational events such as archery, fishing, and geocaching. There is also a need for assistance with school fieldtrips throughout the year.
Preferred experience would include some knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Pineywoods region of Texas, although anything can be learned. Experience presenting to groups and ability to hike trail for 1-2 hours at a time. Most programs take place on weekends at various times. There is the ability to make your own schedule, you can even create your own programs if desired.
Please consider a fulfilling opportunity giving back to our community by joining the Mission Tejas State Park team!
Contact the park at 936-687-2394, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. We may be out in the park working so please leave a message if you get our answering machine. Follow-up emails directed to Jared.Shamburger@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Contact Person: Jared Shamburger
Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474
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 can create and lead your own programs, or assist with other programs. Program topics are typically:
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. **Must sign up to be approved for this opportunity. A criminal background check is required. Minimum age 18 **
Houston has a wonderful diversity of plants and animals, but they are being outcompeted by invasive species that harm the environment. Sheldon Lake State Park wants help managing our restored coastal prairie so that the many native birds, amphibians, and mammals will still have a home. Volunteers will work with park staff to remove invasive plants like the Chinese tallow, eastern baccharis, and deep-rooted sedge using tools and other methods. You will also learn how to identify the flora and fauna of the greater Houston region. Invasive removal will be done outside in variable conditions and will require physical exertion. All tools will be provided. If you love the outdoors and want to preserve it for years to come, visit our park and see what you can do to protect Houston's natural resources. Criminal background check required. Volunteers age 18+ only.
Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230
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! 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 (Second Saturday) When: 9:00am-12:00pmMeet: At Playground-please stop by front office to get parking passBring: Water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, and work gloves if you have them. Wear: Sturdy closed-toe shoes, protective clothing, work gloves, and eye protection (safety glasses).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 (Kristen.Williams@tpwd.texas.gov) for more informationThis work is weather dependent. Should any changes to plans arise, we will provide updates.
Contact Phone: (512) 415-8793
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
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 email@example.com. Please report NASP archery activity here on the survey. Please report Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and other non-NASP archery activity at "Community Archery Education Classes and Events" or "Houston Community Archery Education Classes and Events."
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Burnie Kessner
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135
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
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
Great hosts at our site are enthusiastic self-starters who care about our visitors having a memorable experience. In exchange for 25 hours of service per week, hosts are provided with a full hook-up campsite with water and electricity (50 amp) and sewer hookups. Laundry facilities are available in the park. Park hosts assist with daily operations at Fairfield Lake State Park. Duties may include, but are not limited to, campground cleanup, restroom maintenance, grounds maintenance, office work and special projects.
Program: Fairfield Lake State Park
Contact Person: Kate Sherman
Contact Phone: (903) 389-4514
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.
Do you enjoy the great outdoors and want to put your skills and abilities to use for Texas State Parks? If so, you'll love the scenic canyon landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park, not to mention the Official Bison Herd of Texas grazing out on the prairie. And, best of all, you'll earn a FREE water and electric campsite just for helping us out at only 24 hours per week. This position is open for interested parties for the year 2019 only. Responsibilities inlcude helping with visitation surveys when needed, various facilities maintenance duties, and other volunteer duties as assigned. Park hosts will be provided a 50 amp. RV site with water and sewer connections. You bring your own tent or camper. Good communication skills and a friendly demeanor are the desired qualifications for this opportunity as the park host will also assist with face to face communication with visitors. A criminal background check is required.
Program: Caprock Canyons State Park
Contact Person: Le'Ann Pigg
Contact Phone: (806) 455-1492
Resaca de la Palma State Park is seeking friendly and outgoing park hosts, host positions runs from September 2019- May 2020. Host can stay for 3/6 or the full 9 months. Park host have the opportuinty to work in a wide range of activites including but not limited to: interpretation, special events, visitor center opperations, grounds work, bike repair, and maintenance. Pervious park host experience is nice, but not a requirment. 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
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: Chris Caswell
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 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
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.
Assist with management and monitoring of natural and cultural resources.
Contact Person: Theresa Edwards
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: 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 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.
Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21
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.