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Longhorn Cavern State Park is looking for a park host volunteer to stay on-site and assist in all aspects of maintenance and cleaning duties, including (but not limited to) the following: Lawn and grounds care, grounds equipment maintenance, security (including gate operations), and trash collection.


The park host will be provided a campsite with 50/30 amp power, water, and sewer. The host will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week.


Don't miss this great opportunity to stay on site and work in one of the most unique places in Texas. Applicants must be 18 years or older; some plumbing and electrical experience preferred. Criminal background check required.


Program: Longhorn Cavern State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2022 x230

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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

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located in the beautiful and colorful second largest canyon in the United States, is searching for volunteer park hosts to assist with educational programming. In exchange for 24 hours of volunteer service per week, you will receive a full-hookup campsite located on the rim of this amazing canyon. This host's primary duties will consist of assisting the park interpreter with ranger talks, nature hikes, and other programs for school children and the public. Other duties will include assisting with cleaning of the park's cabins, laundry, and assisting with customer service at park headquarters.


Hookups include water, 50-amp electrical service, and sewer. Laundry facilities and internet access are available in the park as well.


For more information, please contact the park's volunteer coordinator at lindsay.pannell@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your fall and/or winter in the scenic Lost Pines of Bastrop and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Bastrop State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy the wonderful smell of loblolly pines while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.

Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.

Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop as it is only a five minute drive away from the park! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities!

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

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Clean and Maintain Bathrooms
* Oversee and Maintain their Campground Loop
- Includes but is not limited to
> Trash Pick up of Entire Loop
> Cleaning out Fire Rings
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

*Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends *
*Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins*

*Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months*
*Must be at least 18 years old.*
*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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*****Openings starting May 1st. Priority given to Park Hosts who can join our team for 6 months!*****

Come join our team and experience life beneath the beautiful Spanish moss at Buescher State Park! Spend your fall / winter /spring / summer seasons tucked away in this little hidden jewel of Central Texas and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Buescher State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy this very unique, beautiful, and peaceful area while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.
Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.
Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (30 amp, no 50 amp sites) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Smithville as it is only a six minute drive away from the park! Historic Downtown Bastrop is only a 15 minute drive away! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities!
Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing at this little piece of heaven!

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

*Clean and Maintain Bathrooms
* Oversee and Maintain their Campground Loop
- Includes but is not limited to
> Trash Pick up of Entire Loop
> Cleaning out Fire Rings
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist Front Office Staff
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

*Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends *
*Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins*
*Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months*
*Must be at least 18 years old.*
*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Current Availabilty: 2019 and 2020 are full.

Have you ever thought about living in one of Texas' hidden treasures at no cost? The "Cathedral of the Trees" - Daingerfield State Park is one of Texas' oldest state parks that abound with awe-inspiring natural beauty and a rich cultural tradition. 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. Come dance the night away at the historic Pavilion with a retro Jukebox. The rich and varied park will recharge you during you Park Hosting adventure.


Park Hosts at Daingerfield State Park join a committed team of professionals whose goal is to provide visitors with a superior outdoor experience, interpreting the natural world and conserving the park's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to love and cherish.


Park Host sites at Daingerfield State Park can accommodate a wide variety of RV's with 50/30 Amp full hook-up and 30 Amp full hook-up sites. The park has excellent cell phone coverage with Verizon & AT&T and has Wi-Fi connectivity within portions the park. A washer and dryer is available on site for you to use.


We require a minimum 25 hours per site of assigned work per week for our Park Hosts. We understand that each Park Host has different skill sets and our goal is to match you with your skills and passions. Park Host duties at Daingerfield State Park are varied but may include the following:


- Campsite Maintenance
- Cleaning Restrooms and Bathhouses
- Grounds Maintenance
- Assisting with Interpretative Programs
- Assisting with Special Events
- Superior Customer Service at Park Headquarters
- Afterhours Campsite Checks
- Carpentry
- Facility Maintenance


If you are interested in this Park Hosting adventure, please click on the link below. Limited availability so contact us today!!


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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June-August 2020
Enjoy the scenic views of Possum Kingdom Lake as Park Host here at Possum Kingdom State Park. Our park is located on the Southwest end of Possum Kingdom Lake and has activities such as camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and boating the 16,700 acre lake. The host site can accomodate a wide variety of RVs and is equiped with 50,30,20 Amp, water and sewer.

We require a minimum of 24 hours of assigned duties per week. Duties include, but are not limited to: Camp Site Maintenance, Cleaning Restrooms, Grounds Maintenance, Litter Pickup, Customer Service, Facility Maintenance, Trail Maintenance.
If you are interested in this Park Host position please click on the sign up link. Limited availabilty.


Program: Possum Kingdom State Park

Contact Person: Tina Bicknell

Contact Phone: (940) 549-1803

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MARCH-MAY 2020
Enjoy the scenic views of Possum Kingdom Lake as a park host for our state park. Possum Kingdom SP is located on the Southwest end of Possum Kingdom Lake. The activities at our park range from camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing kayaking and boating the 16,700 acre lake.
The host site can accomodate a wide variety of RV's with 50/30/20 amp, water and sewer hookups!
We require a minimum of 24 hours per week of assigned duties which may include but not limited to:
Campsite Maintenance
Cleaning Restrooms
Grounds Maintenance
Litter Pick-up
Customer Service
Facility Maintenance
Trail Maintenance

If you are interested in this park host position please click on the SIGN-UP link.
Limited Availability


Program: Possum Kingdom State Park

Contact Person: Tina Bicknell

Contact Phone: (940) 549-1803

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Would you like to spend time in a beautifully colored canyon in the Panhandle of Texas?  Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the place for you.  In exchange for 24 hours a week of volunteer service, your full-hookup campsite is furnished in the second largest canyon in the United States.   Palo Duro Canyon offers the unique opportunity to camp on the floor of the canyon and explore over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails.  Park hosts will reside in a camping loop and will have full hook ups at their site (water,electric, and sewer). Hosts will also have access to a washer and dryer. Park hosts will help with the daily chores of maintaining their assigned camping loop, and other service opportunities exist depending on your desires and skill set. For more information about the park, please visit http://palodurocanyon.com/


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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Volunteer opportunities abound at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! Volunteers are a vital part of the visitor experience. No matter what your interests or level of experience may be, there is something for everyone at Palo Duro Canyon. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with welcoming visitors at the Visitor Center, creating and maintaining trails, collecting camping and day use fees, and participating in a variety of other service-oriented activities.


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk - Park Host (Headquarters Host) at Copper Breaks State Park!


Park hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Copper Breaks State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing park hosts to assist in all aspects of park office operations. Previous park host experience is preferred, but not required.


Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the Parks Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The primary schedule for this position is Friday through Sunday. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park.


Requirements:
-Must support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These functions include, but are not limited to assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees checking in (registering) campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise.
-Must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time.
-Work a minimum of 30 volunteer hours per week.
-Assist in restroom cleaning duties and facility cleaning duties.
Park hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Hosts must sign up for at least SIX concurrent months at the park in the same position. Background check required.


Benefits: As a front office clerk park host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors to have a memorable experience. In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for a FREE full hookup camphost site! For the duration of your contract, you are provided with a full hook-up (water, 30/50/110 electric, and sewer) site for free.

Verizon service works well throughout the park, AT&T and Sprint services are not dependable.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated park hosts. Park hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Background Check is required


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated park hosts. Park hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, facility cleanint, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Background Check is required.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Place is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented volunteers to become Interpretive Park Hosts! If you enjoy talking and learning about Texas history and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, and being active in their surroundings to:
- Greet and provide historical content to visitors
-Help lead bird walks
-Help lead night-sky programs
-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly
-Assist with special events
-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds
-Aid park staff in completing night duty, vehicle checks, and other duties as needed

In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water/electric 30&50 amp/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. Special skills & abilities; experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, natural and cultural resource knowledge are highly desired.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Place is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented volunteers to become Interpretive Park Hosts! If you enjoy talking and learning about Texas history and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, and being active in their surroundings to:
- Greet and provide historical content to visitors
-Help lead bird walks
-Help lead night-sky programs
-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly
-Assist with special events
-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds
-Aid park staff in completing night duty, vehicle checks, and other duties as needed

In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water/electric 30&50 amp/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. Special skills & amp; experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, or natural & amp; culture resource knowledge are highly desired.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated park hosts. Park hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, facility cleanint, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Background Check is required


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated park hosts. Park hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a single volunteer or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Background Check is required


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated park hosts. Park hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, facility cleanint, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal Background Check is required


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Park is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented volunteers to become Interpretive Park Hosts! If you enjoy talking and learning about Texas history and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, hiking, and being active in their surroundings to:
- Greet and provide historical content to visitors
-Assist the park interpreter with scheduled programs
-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly
-Assist with special events
-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds
-Assist park staff in opening and closing of main park gate, and other duties as needed.

In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week for a single individual or 30 volunteer hours split between a couple. Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water,electric 30/50 amp and sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility.
Preffered knowledge, skills, and abilities in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking, Native American history, natural and cultural resources are highly desired.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Will Speer

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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