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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
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This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2020 South and East Texas Ambassadors.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, Facebook /texasstateparkambassadors, and Twitter twitter.com/TxSPAmbassadors
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
Contact Person: Madalyn Miller
Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211
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."
Contact Person: Travis Glick
Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613
Sky guide volunteers support the StarWalk program, astronomy and the dark sky park initiative.
Program: Copper Breaks State Park
Contact Person: Will Speer
Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331
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! Park Ranger will be providing instructional training in the end of May 2020. 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.
Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit
Contact Person: Nora Padilla
Dinosaur Valley State Park is looking for a photographer to help lead a Nature Photography 101 program. This program aims to teach participants the basics of outdoor photography. Classes typically last 1 to 2 hours.
Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Person: Zachary Riggs
Contact Phone: (817) 776-3924
We are hoping to have about 10 events for the year with about 30 students at each event. If there are 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
This volunteer opportunity is only for members of the Austin Astronomical Society.Members will lead night sky educational programs at Inks Lake State Park. Applicants of this volunteer opportunity must be members of AAS. Contact http://austinastro.org/ for membership inquiries.
Program: Inks Lake State Park
Contact Person: Kristen New
Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x224
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
Do you love fishing? Want to pass that love on to others? Come help out at a Go Fish - Learn to Fish event!These free park programs teach fishing basics to anglers of all ages and abilities. Angler Education certification preferred but not required. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check prior to being eligible to volunteer.
Generally these events are open to the public from 9am - noon. If you sign up, please arrive to help set up at 8:30am.
Go Fish events are hosted behind the Amphitheater Restroom between the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail and Onion Creek.
Program: McKinney Falls State Park
Contact Person: Kristen Williams
Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643
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 Trip training will take place Saturday, February 8, 2020 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 include 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, how 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!
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 **
Teams of volunteers will work together to spread safe swimming education to our visitors at Upper and Lower Falls. This is a partnership between Colin's Hope and Generation Serve. Most volunteer opportunities will be from 10:30am - Noon on Saturdays throughout the summer. Spring Break Manditory training Date: Sat. March 7th from 9am - noonSummer Manditory Training Date: Sat. June 6th from 9am - noon
Summer volunteers must commit to three dates throughout the season.All minors will be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of service. All adults will need to pass a criminal background check before being approved to serve. Volunteers will sign in and out on a registration form that will be facilitated by the Lead Facilitator through Generation Serve. That sign-in sheet will be provided to the Volunteer Coordinator for recording lump sum hours each month.
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
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.
Program: Mission Tejas State Park
Contact Person: Jared Shamburger
Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474
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.
Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Contact Person: Craig Brooks
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222