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Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 15-17 May) 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.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361
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Help TPWD staff (Fri.- Sun., 3-5 April) with fun, hands-on activities like Archery, Fishing, Fish ID, sharing some love for State Parks and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; learn what washes up on Texas coast; fish for live catfish and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important and how to protect them.
Program: Coastal Expo
Contact Person: Holly Grand
Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993
*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
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
Cooper Lake State Park is seeking enthusiastic, friendly, and outgoing individuals to assist the park with interpretive (ranger) programs at both the South Sulphur and Doctors Creek Units.† There are opportunities to lead nature walks 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 Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairies of Texas, although anything can be learned. †Experience presenting to groups and ability to hike a trail for 1-2 hours at a time is helpful but not required.† 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 Cooper Lake State Park team! †
Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit
Contact Person: Mindy Hicks
Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100
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: (254) 315-9433
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 students 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.
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. Program aims to teach participants the basics of photography in the outdoors and typically last 1 to 2 hours.
Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Person: Zachary Riggs
Contact Phone: (817) 776-3924
Do you have the skillset and patience to teach others your fly fishing passion? If so, please join us at Eisenhower State Park and the Red River Fly Fishers Volunteer Team. This involves a gathering of fly fishing aficionados and fly fishing groups to come together to celebrate and educate.
Program: Eisenhower State Park
Contact Person: Ben Fleury
Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956 x223
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
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 arenít 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 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
Volunteer at beautiful LBJ State Park and Historic Site! Volunteers can assist in various areas of our operation. SAUER-BECKMANN LIVING HISTORY FARM:Farm volunteers can assist in a wide variety of areas. Opportunities include:-interpretation (including informal visitor contacts, school groups, or formal tours)-assisting with special events-cooking over a wood-burning stove-blacksmithing-sewing (clothes, aprons, quilts, etc)-knitting-gardening-animal care-behind the scenes maintenance, organization, administrative, support-AND MORE! Volunteers do not need prior experience in any of these areas, though that is desirable! Staff will provide training and support.MAINTENANCE:Maintenance volunteers help staff keep the park beautiful!Opportunities include:-trail maintenance-painting-minor repairs-landscaping & gardening-carpentry-plumbing-AND MORE!Other projects can vary depending on the park's current needs and the skills of the volunteer. PARK STORE/VISITOR CENTERVisitor center volunteers assist our Customer Service team with desk & park store operations. Opportunities include:-customer service-interpretation-decorating-inventory & tagging of goods-organization-AND MORE!We prefer volunteers to commit to at least 10 hours per month. Additional help may be requested for special events. Criminal background check required.
Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)
Contact Person: Nina Cardenas
Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224
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.
Contact Person: Kristen Williams
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 8th, 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 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!
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 **