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The Nails Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park is currently accepting applications for park hosts to join our team. Revel in solitude and soak up nature as you assist us in providing top notch recreational facilities and outdoor experiences to Texans of all ages. We will be initiating a variety of exciting natural resource management and park improvement projects in the coming year. Spaces available starting September 1st, 2017. Give us a call or send an email for more information. Life's better outside!
Program: Nails Creek - Lake Somerville
Contact Person: Travis Schoppe
Contact Phone: (979) 289-2392
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Current Availabilty: 2018 and 2019 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
(1) Spot for Park Hosting - One spot for June 2018 - Sept. 2018 at beautiful Stephen F. Austin - 30 miles West of Houston off of I-10. Participating Park Hosts will have an assigned area to help maintain. Park Host sites consist of 50 amp hookup with water and sewer. 32 hours of volunteering (per week) is required, this can be done individually or per couple. Park Hosts must be 18 years or older and pass a criminal background check.
Program: Stephen F. Austin State Park
Contact Person: Randy Fields
Contact Phone: (979) 885-3613
Enjoy fishing, hiking, and stargazing? How about free camping, with amazing sunrises and sunsets? Then we may be the right place for you! We are looking for a motivated and outgoing individual or a couple to Camp Host, minimum time commitment is one month. Duties assigned will include but not limited to: cleaning restrooms, litter pickup, and assisting park staff as needed. In exchange for the Camp Host duties you will be provided a full hook-up site with 50/30/20 Amp electric, and an on-site washer and dryer for you to use.
Program: Lake Arrowhead State Park
Contact Person: Holly Buckmore
Contact Phone: (940) 528-2211
Assist with interpretive programs, research, outreach programs, trail maintenance, special events, assist with public relations. Preferred interpretive background, outgoing positive attitude. Criminal History Check required.
Program: Inks Lake State Park
Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell
Contact Phone: (512) 793-4689
*Openings available beginning January 2018Thank you for your interest in volunteering at beautiful Garner State Park! The most exciting benefit of hosting is the opportunity to call us your "home away from home" for up to 6 months! We are seeking individuals with a passion for preserving nature, good verbal communication skills, willingness to interact with visitors, and a helpful attitude. During your stay, take advantage of the Frio Canyon's scenic beauty, wildlife, and crystal-clear waters of the Frio River. Garner State Park needs you!The host position is for 1 to 6 months and in exchange for 24 hours of volunteer work per week, we'll provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp). First and foremost, park hosts will oversee and maintain a campground loop during and after office hours. Additional help with summer traffic control, extra park projects and programs is also greatly appreciated!
THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING HOST TASKS IS REQUIRED AND SHOULD FULFILL AT LEAST 20 HOURS OF YOUR 24-HOUR MINIMUM:
Program: Garner State Park
Contact Person: Shaylee Burns
Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x236
Current Availabilty: JULY - SEPT 2018Would you enjoy watching the most spectacular stargazing in north Texas or the sun rise and set on beautiful breaks of Copper Breaks State Park International Dark Sky Place? Activities in the park include camping, biking, horseback riding, stargazing, nature watching, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and boating on the 60 acre lake & 10 acre pond. This adventurous park and the surrounding Native American historical areas will enliven you during you Park Hosting adventure.
Park Hosts at Copper Breaks State Park join a committed team of professionals whose goal is to provide visitors with a superior outdoor experience, along with conserving the park’s natural & cultural resources for present and future generations.
Park Host sites at Copper Breaks State Park can accommodate a wide variety of RV’s with 50/30/20 Amp hook-ups. A washer and dryer is available on site for you to use
We require a minimum 24 hours for single host or 30 hours for couple host 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 Copper Breaks State Park are varied but may include the following depending on park needs:
- Campsite Maintenance- Cleaning Restrooms and Bathhouses- Grounds & Facility Maintenance - Customer Service & Revenue Collection at the Park Headquarters- Afterhours Campsite Checks- Carpentry- Trails Maintenance- Interpretation
If you are interested in this Park Hosting adventure, please click on the link below. Limited availability so contact us today!!
Program: Copper Breaks State Park
Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger
Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331
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. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance with small maintenance projects, assist customer service staff in park headquarters, perform revenue collection in park visitor center, assist with interpretive programs and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A Criminal Background Check is required. *Host must have dependable transportation.
If you have ever visited Gorman Falls, then you understand what a special place it is. As we have seen increased visitation, we have also seen an increased impact in the Falls area. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our love of Colorado Bend and our conservation mindset. This position will station at Gorman Falls, while providing information and interpretive moments for visitors. In addition, the position will ensure visitors do not ignore park regulations. Direct visitor contact and requested assistance from park staff will be required.
Benefits will include a waived entrance fee and a free campsite if an overnight stay is preferred. But the real benefit is experiencing and protecting a true Texas treasure.
Program: Colorado Bend State Park
Contact Person: Jason Hairston
Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240
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
A great opportunity for living and working in a hidden jewel of the park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 70 foot waterfall paradise. Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound. Park Hosts will have the opportunity to contribute towards the TPWD mission of providing visitor opportunities and conserving resources. The ideal candidate is friendly, flexible, and able to bring a positive attitude. All hosts interact with the public. If you love the outdoors and hitting a trail, you will be a good match at our remote, rugged, and primitive park.Duties may include: greeting customers planning and delivering interpretive activities and events -- Hikes, birding, children's programs, and whatever else interests youcleaning of campsites, restrooms and headquarters trail and facility projects assisting in office and working front desk maintenance and infrastructure projects Criminal Background Check required. Hosts will be provided with a Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) site in exchange for a minimum 25 hrs/wk (32 hrs/week - double occupancy). These positions are typically 3 month commitments. Please contact the park to see if Colorado Bend is your next adventure!
This position is responsible for helping with general maintenance in the park such as cleaning restrooms and picking up trash. Painting signs and mowing grass may also be done.
Program: Goose Island State Park
Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof
Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858
Goose Island is currently looking for Park Hosts to help out in the office a few mornings a week. The morning office shift is 5:30 to 10:30 am and will consist of working with TXParks, checking guests in, and answering phones. The position may include light maintenance to help with our Harvey recovery efforts in the park as needed. We require a minimum three month commitment for this position.
Collect money at the gate for after hours visitation and fishing. Check campers in after hours. Use and maintain a cash drawer while on duty. Answer after hours phone calls. Close the office and check the park at the end of the evening. Night Host hours are 4:30 to 10:30
Are you passionate 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, and help promote conservation.
Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Contact Person: Amy Kocurek
Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636
Boat Host/General Facilty CareAssist the public with boat rentals. Work 4 hour shifts outdoors. Days off may be ofhter than Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Shifts will vary from 9AM-7:30PM.Other dutirs may include: Sweeping, litter pick up, minor repairs, lawn care, stocking products, folding shirts, answering phones, assisting large crouds or groups, fishing tackle repair, lifting or moving baot equiptment. Criminal History Check required.
Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230
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.
**We currently need hosts for Summer 2017 and into 2018!**Full hook-up campsite and entrance fees waived in exchange of just 25 hours labor! Flexible hours and various responsibilities, including but not limited to: maintenance, mowing, campground checks, trash pickup, late registration, boat attendant, restroom maintenance, and customer service. Opportunities are for a minimum of two months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval upon availability. Various slots open throughout the year for either couples or individuals. MINIMUM AGE: 21 CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED
Program: Palmetto State Park
Contact Person: Jason True
Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266
Park Hosts assist park staff with various duties that include, but are not limited to: trash pickup, fire-ring maintenance, minor construction projects, vehicle repair, assisting with schools groups, special events, and interpretive programs, stocking shelves at our park store, and collecting fees at our headquarters. Park Hosts work a minimum of 24 hours a week for individuals and 30 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required.We have (2) 30amp sites and (1) 50amp site.
Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Person: Nicole Gilbert
Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588
Bird hosts lead public bird walks at Goose Island State Park. These walks typically take place Wednesday-Saturday mornings, and other days and times available at interpreters discretion. Bird host must be well-versed in bird identification by sight (and sound, preferrably). Park Hosts are required to complete 25 hours per week; this time commitment can be met by a single individual or shared between a couple. A one month minimum commitment is required.
Maintenance hosts needed from April - December 2019. This position is responsible for helping with general maintenance in the park such as cleaning restrooms, picking up trash, checking campsites, and minor construction projects. Painting signs, mowing grass, and landscaping may also be done.
Morning Office hosts needed from April - December 2019. The morning office shift is 5:30 to 10:30 am and will consist of working with TXParks, checking guests in, and answering phones. The position may include light maintenance to help with our Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the park as needed. We require a minimum three month commitment for this position.
Night Office hosts are needed from April - December 2019. This position is responsible for collecting money at the gate for after hours visitation and fishing, checking campers in after hours, using and maintaining a cash drawer while on duty, answering after hours phone calls, closing the office and checking the park at the end of the evening. Night Host hours are 4:30 to 10:30 pm.
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: Julia Young
Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751
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.
General volunteers assist park staff with a variety of duties to including, but not limited to: giving interpretive programs and roving interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretative training), general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, special events, community outreach, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up, mowing grass, trimming trees, light repairs, trailwork, and natural resource surveys. Criminal background check is required.
Program: Abilene State Park
Contact Person: Candyce Johnson
Contact Phone: (325) 572-3204
Tyler State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts. Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week. Duties include, but are not limited to, morning and afternoon campground checks, restroom cleaning, routine facility and campground maintenance, litter pickup, assisting maintenance staff and customer service. Please call for available dates. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal Background Check is required. *Must have dependable transportation.
Program: Tyler State Park
Contact Person: Shannon Petersen
Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338
Volunteers are needed to assist with educational program at park. Program focus on sharing the parks natrula history with vistors. (Bird walks) is the program we want to offer.
Program: Falcon State Park
Contact Person: Ricky Hernandez
Contact Phone: (956) 848-5327
Mother Neff State Park is located in the Central Flyway Migratory Corridor and also contains priority habitat for the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. We are currently seeking volunteers from beginners to experts to assist with birding programs for school fieldtrips, bird walks and other special events.
Volunteers will be assisting program participants with how to properly use binoculars, identify birds, and learn the importance of preserving our native habitat for wildlife. Volunteers can also help support through maintaining bird blinds and assisting in bird surveys.
This project is supported by a Bratten Foundation Grant. Your participation as a volunteer helps us meet grant requirements.
Program: Mother Neff State Park
Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick
Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224
We are looking for a friendly Park Host to assist with daily operations at Bonham State Park. Duties may include, but not limited to, campsite, restroom and group facility cleanup, grounds mainteance (including mowing and weed eating), trail maintenance, customer service, fee collecting, and special projects.Host will be provided with a 30/50 Amp, full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 30hours/week per couple or 24 hours/week for individual. Hosts are asked to work a minimum of three months.Criminal Background Check RequiredPlease contact Bonham State Park for more information
Program: Bonham State Park
Contact Person: Jason Schooley
Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022
Volunteer to help the Bonham team keep the park looking great and offering programs to our visitors. Help is needed in every aspect of the park's operations; from maintaining the parks grounds and facilites to presenting interpretive programs on the park. Contact the park staff for details and any questions. *No Campsite Included*
Brazos Bend State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing park hosts to assist in all aspects of park opertations. Previous park host experience preferred, but not required. Brazos Bend State Park is open to the visiting public year round. Park hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays.Hosts are a vital part of the park's operation. The main role of this position would be to assist park staff by providing quality customer service. As a park hosts, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors to have a memorable experience. Duties include fee collection, compsite checks, general cleaning of facilities, and grounds maintenance. In exchange for 25 hrs/week of work (per campsite) park hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric).Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal Background Checks are required for all persons living/staying in a host site. Park owned vehicles are available to park hosts for the performance of host duties. Current site availability ranges from Apr. to Oct. 2018Please contact host coordinator Monica Stewart 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Brazos Bend State Park
Contact Person: Monica Stewart
Contact Phone: (979) 553-5123
Assist with checking and cleaning cabins for availability as visitors depart. Criminal history check required.
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site is looking for a campground host/hostess, a single/couple to be on-site volunteer(s):Provide a warm friendly greeting to park's day and overnight visitors.Direct overnight users to camping areas and specific sites.Keep up-to date on current park and surrounding area information (weather, tours, events)Clean and santitize campground Restroom Shower Building.Instruct visitor to the use of self pay stations for evening check-ins.Perform campsite checks/availabilty, twice in morning (8/10am) and one in afternoon (2pm).Litter patrol around campsites and within firerings.In exhange for minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a leveled pavement RV slot that includes 30 amp electric, water and sewage hook-up, shade shelter over picninc table and in-ground grill/firering. A full size and shared refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer available about 1 mile from campsite.WiFi is availble throughout park, spotty or non-existance during inclimate weather.Depending on applicant expiriences, you may be asked to assist the Interpretive Ranger with off/on-site activites and events.Be a Texas State Park Promoter, travel to off-site locations and set up an information, education and outreach booth. During offsite oportunties, food/overnight accomadations may or may not be available or provided. (You must show positive and reliant decision making to travel by onesself and drive state owned vehicle).Assist with standard maintenance operations.More important details, such as MONTHS AVAILABLE please click the Additional box above.......
Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
Contact Person: Tanya Petruney
Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site is looking for a campground Host, a single/couple to volunteer 5 days a week, weekends and certain holidays a must. Campground host daily duties:-Provide a warm friendly greeting to park's day and overnight visitors.-Keep up-to-date on current information; avaliabilty of tours, hazardous weather.-Instruct visitor of self pay stations (after hours payment system). Volunteers at this park will not be authorized to handle money.-Direct overnight users to camping area and specific sites.-Perform campsite checks twice in morning (8/10) and twice in afternoon (2/4:30).-Clean and sanitize campground Restroom Shower Building.Depending on applicants experiences:-Assist Interpretive Ranger with interpretive on-site activitiies and events-Be a Texas State Park Promoter, (must show positive and reliant desicion making to travel by oneself) to off-site locations to set up information, education and outreach booths.-Assist with standard maintenance operations.In exchange for a minium of 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a level concrete pad campsite with 30 amp electric, water and sewage hook-ups. Wi-Fi is provided through out the park, (spotty during inclement weather). A full size refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer at the maintenance building (1 mile from campsite). -Applicant must have the following before a volunteer opportunity offer can be made:1) successfully pass a Texas-performed Criminal Background Check2) have a valid state driver license and personal vehicle*Volunteer coordinator will inform potential volunteer of pass/fall crimainal background check and will validate your state's drivers license and historyWhen offer is made and accepted, the applicant will be given training with certifcate for the following:To drive Texas owned vehicle and UTVsA) UTV, utility terrain vehicleB) National Safety Council's Distracted Driving Course*Other traing oprtunities may include:Chainsaw OperationsFirst Aid/CPR/AEDTour Guide/Interpretive More important details, such as , MONTHS AVAILABLE, please click the additionall box above......
Daingerfield has recieved a $4,750 Bratten Foundation Grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to fund three projects in the park. The projects include restoration of a CCC design feature – the CCC Picnic Island, rediscovery and public display of a CCC construction implement – CCC Roller and the development of period correct picnic tables to replace aluminum tables that currently impact the historic Pavilion’s viewshed. We need volunteers to help with cleaning the CCC Picnic island, clearing around the CCC roller, and a volunteer with carpentry skills to assist with construction of wooden picnic tables.
Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of Cedar Point Camping Loop at Tyler State Park. Duties: Site checks, cleaning fire rings, keeping campground litter free, cleaning restroom/shower facility, provides quality customer service, and potential for other duties depending on interests and skills. *Camping spot provided with 50 amp service, water and electicity. THERE IS NO SEWER SERVICE IN THIS CAMPGROUND. There is a dump station adjacent to campground. It is suggested that you use a sewer tote. *Must have dependable transportation. Park will not be furninshing a vehicle.Come join us at beautiful Tyler State Park!
Approved applicants to serve a 6 month Ambassadorship with Central and West Texas State Parks.
Program: Park Ambassadors
*This is not a Park Host/Resident Volunteer Position with RV accomodations.*Short term volunteer opportunity to fulfill school credit requirements, Earth Day projects, school and group service hours, and MLK Day of Service. Volunteer assignments may consist of invasive plant removal, butterfly garden maintenance and expansion, park trails maintenance (removal of trash and debris), visitor center maintenance (sweeping and mopping facility floors and restroom, replenishing restroom supplies, vacuuming carpets, cleaning windows, tables and counterops), sorting park recycling receptacles and emptying wastebaskets, cleaning facility awnings/canopies, washing state vehicles, bicycle maintenance (repairing flate tires), and other duties as assigned.Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision.Criminal Background Check required.
Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park
Contact Person: Cynthia Ortiz
Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920
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.
Contact Person: Edwin Quintero
This volunteer will support our park staff with greeting & assisting our park visitors in our park store/boathouse operation and our headquarters. Depending on their knowledge, skills, and abilities, this volunteer could assist with intepretive programs, help visitors into their rental boats, sell merchandise from our park store, or sell day use permits. We are looking for a friendly face to join our team and help ensure our visitors receive excellent customer service while staying at Tyler State Park.
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).
Big Bend Ranch State Park is now a Gold-tier Dark Sky Park recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. This designation means that the night sky over BBRSP has not been affected by light pollution and is dark enough to see astronomical features such as the Milky Way that can no longer be seen in many urban areas. In an effort to monitor the quality of the night sky at the park, we are looking for amateur and/or professional astronomers and astrophotographers to observe and document the sky from various locations in the park.
Volunteers will adopt a location and take observations or images once or twice a year. Observations and images will be used to monitor sky quality and used in public programs to raise awareness about light pollution and the importance of natural dark skies. Camp fees and/or park entrance fees may be waived for volunteers who sign up and provide the park with observations and/or images. All data will be appropriately managed and credited if presented to the public.
Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Contact Person: Amber Harrison
Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327
Assist park staff with small scale park projects depending on your skills and experience.This opportunty includes but not limited to construction, caprenrty, electrical, painting, hiking trail maintenance, habitat restoriation, vegatation control and tree clearing.Please contact the park's volunteer coordinator for more details.In exchange for 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a level concrete pad campsite with 30/50 amp electric, water/sewage hook-ups and WI-FI.A full size refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer located nearby (site is beside our maintenance building).Note: -This is a minimal 1 month commitment, may be extended as needed.-Off duty days maybe assigned based on needs of the park.Applicant must have the following before a volunteer offer can be made:1) successfully pass a Texas-performed Criminal Background Check2) have a valid U.S. state driver license* Volunteer coordinator will inform potential volunteer of pass/fail criminal background check and will validate your state's driver license and history.When offer is made and accepted, the applicant will be given training with certification for the following:To drive a park-owned vehicle and UTVsA) UTV, utility terrain vehicleB) National Safety Council's Distracted Driving CourseC) other trainnigs may include: chainsaw operations, and First AID/CPR/AED
Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers guided hikes. 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
Assist Park by helping to maintain over 100 miles of trails. Trail Maintenance is an endless opportunity to work outside and assist in the upkeep of Park Trails. Areas of concern are: erosion control, debris removal, GPS-ing, trail marking and trail rerouting. Contact Park for more specific details. This Opportuninity is available year round on a daily basis.
Park host will be expected to perform light maintenance duties in return for waived camping fees. Minimum time commitment is one month. Duties assigned will include but not limited to: litter pickup, cleaning restrooms, historic buildings, and cabins.-Volunteers must pass criminal background check
Program: Fort Richardson SP
Want to continue the legacy?Formed in December of 1993, The Mother Neff State Park Association (MNSPA) is a non-profit organization that arranges special events, programs, raise funds, and assists with park operations that not only benefit the park, but enhance the visitors' experience. MNSPA elects board members and has a signed memorandum of agreement with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.MNSPA was one of the first state park associations and continues to support the first state park in Texas.
Contact Person: Jamie Harman
Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x221
Do you love Garner State Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved in directly supporting the busiest State Park in texas? Join passionate people like you in the Friends of Garner State Park! Sign up here to get in touch and get involved in assisting the Friends of Garner Group with the following projects:Summer Hayrides: Drivers and Narrators needed!Bird Blind: help us maintain the wonderful bird blind built and donated by F.O.GAluminum Can Pick-up: Help us gather and recycle aluminum cans throughout the parkVisitor Center: assist visitors with frequently asked questions about directions, park history, and wildlife!
Support group of Friends of Inks Lake with firewood sales, recycling, park activities and events.