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Help us inspire and educate the public about animals that call East Texas home! As part of a generous grant, Mission Tejas State Park has received funds to purchase a variety of animal skins and skulls to use for interpretive and outreach programs.  Now we need your help!

We are seeking motivated volunteers with a passion for educating and teaching to assist us with this program.

-Are you a local individual, couple, or service group?  Sign up for this opportunity and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with the details.  The scheduling of programs if flexible and we can provide you with a program or you can create your own!

-Are you from out of town?  Sign up for this opportunity and our Volunteer Coordinator will walk you through the process of becoming a park host who can stay in the park and specialize in this project (a minimum of 24 hours per week required in exchange for a full hook-up site). 

This project is supported by a Bratten Foundation Grant. Your participation as a volunteer helps us meet grant requirements

Thank you for your interest!


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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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

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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: Amanda Zumwalt

Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751

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Do you love working with your hands? Do you want to spend more time in the outdoors? Are you looking for a way to work out without going to the gym? You're in luck! Fort Parker State Park is seeking a skilled and reliable volunteer to help with maintenance tasks throughout the park. These opportunities could include but are not limited to, facility maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment repair, trail maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

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 volunteer hours online monthly.
5. Report to Volunteer Coordinator and Lead Ranger for assignments.
6. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position. Additionally, this is not a Park Host vacancy.


Program: Fort Parker State Park

Contact Person: Amanda Zumwalt

Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751

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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: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800

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Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center has had over 250 bird species sighted within its boundaries! We have birds during all seasons and many migratory species may stop in.

In our restored prairie and wetlands, a seasonal bird survey is conducted to monitor the different species that are found. Once a month from September to May, we are looking for volunteers to help assist with this very important project.

All skill levels are welcomed; from advanced birders to beginners. On-spot training will be provided.


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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Assist with checking and cleaning cabins for availability as visitors depart. Criminal history check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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Sheldon Lake State Park offers field trips to local groups and schools, typically from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and occasional Saturdays. Field trip volunteers support staff by assisting with fishing programs, nature walks, and other programming. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.


Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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Openings available: March - December 2018 and all of 2019


Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person? Are you looking for a state park close to Dallas? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at Cooper Lake State Park’s South Sulphur Unit!


Park hosts are a vital part of any park's operation.  South Sulphur 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 Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday - Thursday) and then 8:00am - 7:00pm (Friday). The primary schedule for this position is Friday – Sunday.  These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park.


Requirements:  You will support TPWD’s mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office.  These 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.  You must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. You will work a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week.  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 free for the duration of your contract.  You are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up (water, electric, and sewer) site for free.  The park headquarters has Wi-Fi and Verizon and AT&T work in most campsites but can be spotty.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Josh Crawford

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Galveston Island State Park is in need of park interpreters to assist visitor programs and lead outdoor activities and experiences. Ideally, candidates have experience or interest in outdoor activities and education, emphasize environmental stewardship, and know basic park information.

Meet new people, support Texas Parks and Wildlife mission, enjoy the wilderness of the island. Great for people with good customer service experience and desire to share the park with others.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Lisa Reznicek

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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Helping with facility and grounds maintenance. Clean, mow, tractor work. You must get clearned on equipment before you can begain work with it. Must follow TPWD Safty Rules and Regs.


Program: Lake Colorado City State Park

Contact Person: Martha Martinez

Contact Phone: (325) 728-3931

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The general volunteer position for Huntsville State Park is for volunteers who wish to help in any way possible, whether that be maintenance, interpretive progamming, or leading guided hikes. If you are interested in assisting the park and do not have a specific task in mind, then this is the one you want!

Hello and thank you for signing up to volunteer at Huntsville State Park!  Once you are signed up, please send an email to Jessica.Gross@Tpwd.texas.gov & Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov stating what you were hoping to do to help the park.


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Jessica Gross

Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644

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Enjoy a rewarding experience in your state park by volunteering your time to assist park rangers with various needs. 

Volunteers are needed to support park maintenance including but not limited to minor construction/carpentry, painting, campsite maintenance, facilities maintenance, trail maintenance, tree clearing, habitat restoration, vegetation control and other miscellaneous maintenance activities including equipment repair if skilled in that area.  There are also opportunities to assist with office duties and interpretive ranger programs as needed. 

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: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Josh Crawford

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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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 Dawn.Gilbert@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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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!  


Contact our Park Interpreter, Katelyn Juenger, at 903-945-5256 if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying.  You may also send an email to Katelyn Juenger, katelyn.juenger@tpwd.texas.gov, for more information.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Opening available: March - December 2018 and all of 2019


Have you ever thought about living in one of Texas’ hidden treasures at no cost?  Cooper Lake State Park’s South Sulphur Unit is looking for friendly, motivated, and energetic Park Hosts to work and live in its beautiful 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:  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 Cooper Lake State Park’s South Sulphur Unit are varied based on the park’s needs at various times of the year but will include at least one, possibly more, of the following:



  • Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner

  • Campsite maintenance – removing trash and ash from fire rings

  • Cleaning and stocking restrooms and bathhouses

  • Grounds maintenance – mowing, weed trimming, tree trimming, & removing trash

  • Cabin and shelter maintenance – cleaning and small maintenance projects

  • Assisting with interpretative programs – various opportunities

  • Assisting with special events

  • Superior customer service – providing general information and assistance

  • Painting

  • Carpentry

  • Facility maintenance

  • Maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site


Requirements: You will work a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week.  Previous park host experience is preferred, but not required.  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 driving, carrying, walking, and standing.  The schedule is flexible depending on the park’s needs at various times of the year.  Park hosts should expect to work some 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 maintenance park host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors to have a memorable experience.  You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!  In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for free for the duration of your contract.  You are provided with a 30/50 amp full hook-up (water, electric, and sewer) site for free.  The park headquarters has Wi-Fi and Verizon and AT&T work in most campsites.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Josh Crawford

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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A great opportunity to host at one of the first state parks in Texas. Openings starting from May 2019.



Park Hosts duties include:


- Customer service by greeting customers and providing
   information 
- Cleaning of campsites, facilities, and restrooms
- Site checks, meter checks, litter patrol, operating a UTV
- Assist in standard maintenance operations

Depending upon selected applicant's experience, duties might also include:

- Assisting in office operations
- Interpretive activities and events.

- If interested contact Melissa Chadwick 254-717-7260

Criminal Background Check required. Hosts will be provided with a Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) site in exchange for a minimum scheduled work hours per week of 30 (couple) / 24 (single). You must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply.


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224

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Assist park staff with various duties to include: customer service, search and rescue, traffic direction, and general maintenance of grounds and facilities. Criminal History Check is required. Three park host sites available at the park. All sites have WIFI, water, electrical and sewer hookups. There are also freezers, a washer and dryer, and a kitchen available for your use. Please call or e-mail about current availablity.


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Mac Freeborn

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3329

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Openings available: April-September 2017

Huntsville State Park is looking for friendly, motivated, and energetic Park Hosts to work and live in its beautiful Pineywoods 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 24 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.  

*Once you complete your online application to become a Park Host please email Jessica Gross at jessica.gross@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Jessica Gross

Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644

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Live and work in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! LBJ State Park and Historic Site is located in Stonewall, Texas, about halfway between Johnson City and Fredericksburg on HWY290. We are a day-use only park with no overnight camping. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, a swimming pool, part of the Texas Longhorn herd, a bison herd, historic cabins from the 1800s, and 2.5 miles of nature trails. We are located across the Pedernales River from the LBJ Ranch.

Park Hosts can assist in various areas of our operation.

SAUER-BECKMANN LIVING HISTORY FARM:
Farm Park Hosts 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!


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 CENTER
Visitor 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!



In exchange for 24 hours per week per site, Park Hosts are given a full hook up RV site. Hosts generally work three days per week. We require a two month minimum stay, preferred three month stay. There may be times where circumstances will require additional hours (during special events, for example).

***Please note that ALL park hosts that will host any time between September 2017 and August 2018 will be required to assist with car counter surveys. These will be included within your 24 hour work week but will fall outside of the hours of park operation.***

We currently have the following availability:
May - September 2018
April - December 2019

When you sign up for this opportunity, please e-mail Nina Cardenas (nina.cardenas@tpwd.texas.gov) with the months you are interested in and which area you would prefer to volunteer in.


Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE!

Purpose:
To 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.


Time Commitment: Minimum of 24 hours per week.   Availability to volunteer 4 weekend days a month and in the mornings. Hosts must make a one-month commitment.  After completing the first month, stay time may be extended with approval of Park Superintendent to maximum of 6 months.  In exchange, you are provided with a 50/30 amp RV site (sorry, no sewer).


 


Program: Choke Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Cara Bierschwale

Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868

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Assist in all aspects of maintenance and cleaning duties. Criminal history check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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This is a great opportunity to participate in the rejuvenation of a unique Texas State Park. A twenty-four hour work week and a positive attitude are required to work alongside our enthusiastic and highly motivated staff. Park hosts are provided with a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite located in our Marsh unit. Call the park for availability and scheduling.


Program: Sea Rim State Park

Contact Person: Glenda Rutherford

Contact Phone: (409) 971-2559 x222

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**We are currently scheduling for calendar year 2019, starting in June!**

Come live by and work near one of Texas' cleanest and clearest rivers, 5 miles outside of Junction, Texas in the Hill Country. Campground hosts at South Llano River State Park assist with registration of late-arrival campers, campground cleanup, grounds maintenance, restroom re-stocking, customer service and special projects.
*Criminal Background Check required.*


Program: South Llano River State Park

Contact Person: Holly Platz

Contact Phone: (325) 446-3994

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**Currently we are scheduling for calendar year 2019, with openings starting in June!**

Come live by and work near one of Texas' cleanest and clearest rivers, 5 miles outside of Junction, Texas in the Hill Country. Maintenance Hosts at South Llano River State Park help with a variety of maintenance-related tasks, including maintaining bird watching blinds, feeding birds on a daily basis, checking and re-stocking restrooms, mowing, picking up litter within the park boundaries, and other specialty projects with which the volunteer may have specific skill sets.
**Criminal Background Check Required**


Program: South Llano River State Park

Contact Person: Holly Platz

Contact Phone: (325) 446-3994

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Can you hear the waves and feel the island breeze?  Galveston Island State Park is where you want to be if the “Island Life” is for you. If you need a campsite for your RV, we need the help. We require a 3 month minimum 9 month maximum stay, 20 hours for an individual or 30 hours for a couple minimum per week. What you get is the chance to live at a beautiful Island State Park with amazing opportunities for fishing, hiking, paddling, and nature exploration every day. What we get is your help proving good customer service and keeping the park well maintained. Let’s see if we are the right fit for each other.

Basic duties include
:  Cleaning restrooms, cleaning campsites, picking up trash, mowing and weed eating, campground rounds, customer service with park and area information.30 hrs/week/couple, 20 hrs/week/individual


Regular schedule: Schedules will be created together with staff based on the park need at that time of arrival. Schedule may vary during your stay depending on park needs.  


Benefit: Campsite at no cost with water, electricity (50amp), and sewer hookups, shade shelter, fire ring and a picnic table.  Public WiFi is available in the park, but not at the host sites.  Free fishing (no license required) every day in Texas State Parks with saltwater and freshwater both available. Trails and a beach for hiking and paddling, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, lots of nature to enjoy. Contact: after you click the 'Sign Up' button, feel free to email Kyle O’Haver at kyle.ohaver@tpwd.texas.gov to introduce yourself! 

Requirements: Must be 18 or over Required: Criminal Background Check, UTV online training, trainings for all powered equipment before using, follow all TPWD rules and regulations and safety standards. Optional: Completion of Distracted Driving course to drive state vehicles


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Kyle O'Haver

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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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

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Lake Tawakoni State Park is looking for volunteers to commit 24 hours per week.  Park Hosts live on-site. This opportunity is available year round. Flexible schedule. Number of Volunteers Needed: 10 Minimum Age of Volunteers: 21 Criminal Background Check: Required

The park features multiple boat ramps, fishing and boating, geocaching, over 5 miles of hike/bike trails, and a protected swimming cove. 

A little about the host program at Lake Tawakoni - our park hosts have an array of duties:  fee collecting in the park office which requires using a computer and handling money accurately, answering telephones, using radio communication equipment and handing out information about the park as well as information of TPWD's rules and regulations.  Duties for the field will include picking up trash in the day use area and in the camping loops, cleaning restrooms which include re-stocking paper dispensers, replacing light bulbs, window cleaning, picking up litter and mopping the floors.  Other duties may include bagging ice and stocking the ice merchandiser, possibly weed-eating and blowing leaves out of camp sites, painting signs, trail maintenance, etc...


Program: Lake Tawakoni State Park

Contact Person: Maria Shipley

Contact Phone: (903) 560-7123 x224

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Come out to Sheldon and walk the trails! Our rovers interact with guests to answer questions, provide directions, and point out wildlife! Sheldon Lake State Park is open daily from 8:00am-5:00pm. If you enjoy talking to people, this opportunity is for you! Preferred volunteer days are Saturdays or Sundays for 2-3 hours. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.


Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and the ability to walk trails or stand for several hours at a time. Shifts will be primarily on weekend days, or as needed. Volunteer will need to coordinate a schedule with park staff.


Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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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: Holly Platz

Contact Phone: (325) 446-3994

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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

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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.


Program: Texas Outdoor Family

Contact Person: Lisa Henderson

Contact Phone: (512) 354-9124

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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.


Program: Texas Outdoor Family

Contact Person: Kimberly Sorensen

Contact Phone: (512) 800-4324

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This opportunity is for College Students Only.  This is NOT an internship.  Under the direction of the Park Manager, this position will serve as a volunteer for the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.  This position will work with park staff to assist in maintenance, janitorial, clerical, and/or customer service duties.  Please review the information online regarding volunteering for TPWD.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer/faqs
For more information, please contact Mindy Hicks at 903-395-3100.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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This opportunity is for High School students only.  Under the direction of the Park Manager, this position will serve as a volunteer for the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.  This position will work with park staff to assist in maintenance, janitorial, clerical, and/or customer service duties.  Please review the information available online regarding volunteering for TPWD. 
https://tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer/faqs 
For more information, please call the park manager at 903-395-3100.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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This position will assist park staff, and may work independently, performing customer service, clerical and janitorial activities at the park. Duties will include, but are not limited to, answering phones, issuing day use passes, revenue collection and accounting, customer service, cleaning restrooms, litter pickup, emptying trash cans, sweeping and mopping and other similar duties.  Must be at least 17 years old and a criminal background check is required.  Please contact the park directly to inquire about this opportunity.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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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

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Overview //

This position will assist park staff, and may work independently, performing janitorial , grounds maintenance and customer service activities at the park. Duties may include cleaning restrooms, litter pickup, emptying trash cans, cleaning fire rings/grills, and cleaning screened/premium shelters. Grounds maintenance activities may include tree trimming, trail maintenance, mowing, weed eating, and various other duties. Maintenance/grounds duties may require the use and operation of various power and hand tools or motorized equipment. Must be at least 17 years old and a criminal background check is required.  Please call park for information about this opportunity.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic people to work in its beautiful Piney Woods campground. As a volunteer, you will support TPWD's mission by assisting park staff with special events, such as Christmas in the Park, Halloween Boo Camp and the Easter Egg Hunt. If you choose to be a long term volunteer, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in the office by helping with registration and providing general information and assistance to visitors.

Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner; 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; assisting with special events held in the park, performing tasks necessary before during and after events; teach visitors in outreach and educational programs in the park; assisting in the office by registering visitors into campsites and day use permits, answering visitor questions, knowing and following fiscal control policy.


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 for consistent volunteers.

This volunteer opportunity includes indoor and outdoor experiences! Let us know what you would like to do and we'll see what we can do to make it happen.


Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Contact Person: Paige Green

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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