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*****Some openings between May and Late summer. ****** We are full for January through April.
Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your Spring and/or Summer 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! And Austin Airport is only a 20 minute drive away!


Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

*Clean and Maintain Bathrooms
* Oversee and Maintain their Campground Loop
- Which 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

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*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 From July into late Summer******* We are full through June
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 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!
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

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*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: 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

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The endless opportunities Inks Lake has to offer will vary from the following depending on the need of the park-

Checking and cleaning cabins, assisting the public with boat rentals, site checks, fee collecting, parking lot attendants, and evening booth hosts. Also, assist in all aspects of maintenance and cleaning duties. Possibly assisting with interpretive programs, research, outreach programs, trail maintenance, special events, and assist with public relations. Criminal History Check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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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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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

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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.<br /><br /><br />Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, and being active in their surroundings to:<br /><br /><br />-Greet and provide historical content to visitors<br /><br />-Help lead bird walks<br /><br />-Help lead night-sky programs <br /><br />-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly<br /><br />-Assist with special events<br /><br />-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds<br /><br />-Aid park staff in completing night duty, vehicle checks, and other duties as needed<br /><br /><br />In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water/electric 30&amp;50 amp/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility, Wi-Fi at the park HQ.<br /><br /><br />Special skills &amp; experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, or natural &amp; culture resource knowledge are highly desired. <br /><br />Currently seeking applicants through summer of 2019.


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&amp;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

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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. 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.
A Criminal Background Check is required.


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&amp;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 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&amp;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

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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. 24 hours per week. Days off other than Friday, Saturday and holidays. Must be at least 18 years old and a criminal background check is required.  Campsite has water, 50 AMP electric and sewer.  Laundry facility available.  Please call park for specific job information and scheduling / site availability.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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*Openings available beginning March 2018*

Thank 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:



  1. Picking up litter along the loop road(s) and from within each site (walk the sites)

  2. Cleaning full fire rings after campers depart and dumping the ashes

  3. Sorting and gathering aluminum cans from recycling bins and loading them into the can trailer

  4. Cleaning restroom/shower facilities within the loop and reporting large messes/repairs/toilet paper needs to the rangers

  5. Conducting morning "site checks" to look for after-hours permits to notify campers about registration (8-9am)

  6. Providing excellent customer service as needed

  7. Mowing/trimming your designated loop/area (helpful, but not required)

  8. Day Use litter pickup (if assigned)



FYI: Only AT&T cell service is available in the park at this time, wireless internet is available at 2 park locations (though it is slow and spotty)
**Our water is considered VERY hard (full of calcium and other minerals) and it is strongly recommended that you purchase additional water filters/softeners for your RV, as well as cooking and drinking water for you and your pet(s).**


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Shaylee Burns

Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x236

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Openings available *February 2018*

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at beautiful Garner, the most visited of all Texas State Parks! We are seeking individuals to assist our rangers with regular park duties, maintenance and repairs, mowing/trimming, prep for deer hunt, construction projects, and upkeep duties like sign painting and litter pick-up. 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!

This 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) for your RV.

The main duties of this position include assisting rangers with daily tasks and projects tree trimming, prep for deer hunt, painting restrooms, repairing damaged lanterns and fire rings and much more!


FYI: Only AT&T cell service is available in the park at this time, and wireless internet is available at 2 park locations. Our water is very hard (full of calcium and minerals) and will likely require you to install additional water filters on your RV.


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Shaylee Burns

Contact Phone: (830) 834-0419

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We need your help! We would greatly appreciate your help in picking up trash to keep our park beautiful! Bags, gloves, and grabbers provided!

When: Every 1st Sunday 9:30-11:30am

When you arrive at the Headquarters let them know you are here to volunteer!

Location: Meet at Lower Falls Parking lot.

Bring: close toed shoes, water, sunscreen and work gloves (optional). Dress in long sleeves/pants to protect yourself from weather and insects!

All ages are welcome!

**Check facebook for updates and cancellations due to weather**


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

Contact Phone: (210) 334-9328

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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: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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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: Amanda Parsons

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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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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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 you

cleaning 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!


Program: Colorado Bend State Park

Contact Person: Amanda Parsons

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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Palmetto State Park is constantly in need of volunteers to assist with small tasks around the park. If you would like to help, have community service hours, or are just looking for something fun to do, please sign up!


Program: Palmetto State Park

Contact Person: Jason True

Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266

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**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

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Help us maintain our beautiful trail system. This includes all levels of trail maintenance from trash pickup to more advanced skills.


Program: Palmetto State Park

Contact Person: Jason True

Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266

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Hidden away in deep east Texas, beautiful Martin Dies, Jr State Park is located on the western edge of Jasper county on Lake B.A. Steinhagen. The 11,000 acre lake is teeming with wildlife. It offers many areas to explore by boat, canoe or kayak. Fishing can be great with most anglers landing largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. The plant life is equally impressive with towering pines, oaks and colorful, native ornamentals. Imagine spending your time off paddling through the backwaters, flanked on both sides with cypress trees laden with spanish moss or hiking a trail and experiencing the early morning sounds of song birds. Enjoy all that south east Texas has to offer while volunteering as a park host.

Park Hosts are provided with a 50/30 Amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 25 hrs/week of labor. Park hosts also have access to free laundry facilites. Minimum of a 2 month commitment required. Park Hosts duties will include assisting park staff with the day-to-day operations of the park. Duties may include, but are not limited to, campsite checks, routine facility cleaning and campground maintenance, litter pickup, assisting park staff with various maintenance projects and general customer service.

If interested, call the park at (409)384-5231 for available dates. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Criminal Background Check is required.


Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Contact Person: Charles Hubbard

Contact Phone: (409) 384-5231

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Kayak guides lead public kayak programs at Goose Island State Park. These programs typically take place on Fridays & Saturdays, and other days and times available at interpreters discretion. Kayak guides must be able to swim, kayak in moderate winds for 1-3 hours comfortably, and tow another kayak if needed. Guides must be comfortable having pleasant and welcoming interactions with the public, providing basic paddling instruction and safety procedures, and maintaining park kayaks and equipment. Guides must be willing to commit to multiple programs through summer 2019.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Maintenance hosts needed for May-October 2019. One-four month positions available. 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.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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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

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Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hosts to assist with our administrative functions for 2019. We need a friendly helper who can collect fees, check in campers using the TxParks computer system (training is provided), and provide excellent customer service. This position will work primarily on the weekends in both our fee booth and headquarters.


Nestled on the shore of Lake Texoma in North Texas, Eisenhower State Park offers enthusiastic individuals or couples the opportunity to become part of our great team of volunteers and staff - all while working and living in a bustling park! Eisenhower State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail, bouldering opportunities, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.


Primarily, the Park Host (Administration) position includes working with park headquarters staff to perform fee collection, general clerical duties, answering phones, and light maintenance & cleaning of headquarters. Additional opportunities exist to assist our Park Interpreter with educational activities and with general maintenance throughout the park. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week, Park Hosts are provided with full hook-up sites (water, sewer, and 50/30 amp electrical) at no charge. As a bonus, our hosts have access to their own full-sized washer and dryer facility!


Things to know & things to do:



  1. Current openings: April 22 through September; June through August; July through mid-October; and August 16-September 15 (1 month).

  2. Apply to this posting through this website.

  3. Pass a background check.

  4. Complete an interview with Park Staff.

  5. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.

  6. Report to Office Manager for assignments.

  7. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.


Program: Eisenhower State Park

Contact Person: Matthew Harwood

Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956 x223

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Overview //

Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hosts to assist with general maintenance throughout the park in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will assist with grounds maintenance, custodial work, and miscellaneous projects throughout Eisenhower State Park.


Nestled on the shore of Lake Texoma in North Texas, Eisenhower State Park offers enthusiastic individuals or couples the opportunity to become part of our great team of volunteers and staff - all while working and living in a bustling park! Eisenhower State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.


Primarily, the Park Host (General Maintenance) position includes working with park maintenance staff to mow and weed-eat during the growing season and assist with other miscellaneous maintenance tasks and projects throughout the rest of the year. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week, Park Hosts are provided with full hook-up sites (water, sewer, and 50/30 amp electrical) at no charge. As a bonus, our hosts have access to their own full-sized washer and dryer facility.


Things to know & things to do:



  1. Current openings: December onward.

  2. This position requires driving a State Park vehicle. Out-of-state applicants may be required to furnish copies of their motor vehicle records at their own expense (usually $5-$10 per record). Please contact Eisenhower State Park for more information.

  3. Apply to this posting through this website.

  4. Pass a background check.

  5. Complete an interview with Park Staff.

  6. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.

  7. Report to Lead Ranger for assignments.

  8. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.


Program: Eisenhower State Park

Contact Person: Matthew Harwood

Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956 x223

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Overview //

Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hoststo assist with maintenance in our camping loops in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will be assigned to a loop and can assist with maintenance, custodial work, and customer service in their assigned loop.


Nestled on the shore of Lake Texoma in North Texas, Eisenhower State Park offers enthusiastic individuals or couples the opportunity to become part of our great team of volunteers and staff - all while working and living in a bustling park! Eisenhower State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.


Primarily, the Park Host (Maintenance) position includes working with park maintenance staff to pick up litter, clean restrooms, help to identify and repair maintenance and safety issues, conduct facility inspections, mow, weed-eat, and other miscellaneous tasks. Additional opportunities exist to assist our Park Interpreter with educational activities throughout the park. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week, Park Hosts are provided with full hook-up sites (water, sewer, and 50/30 amp electrical) at no charge. As a bonus, our hosts have access to their own full-sized washer and dryer facility.


Things to know & things to do:



  1. Current openings: July through October (3 openings).

  2. Apply to this posting through this website.

  3. This position requires driving a State Park vehicle. Out-of-state applicants may be required to furnish copies of their motor vehicle records at their own expense (usually $5-$10 per record). Please contact Eisenhower State Park for more information.

  4. Pass a background check.

  5. Complete an interview with Park Staff.

  6. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.

  7. Report to Lead Ranger for assignments.

  8. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.

  9. For first time park hosts this opportunity would last for a minimum of 3-months, and for experienced hosts a minimum of 1-month. There is a maximum stay of 6-months.


Program: Eisenhower State Park

Contact Person: Matthew Harwood

Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956 x223

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Love Texas heat? Love Texas State Parks? Blanco State Park is looking for volunteers with maintenance, electrical work, carpentry or manual labor experience and a love for state parks to support the maintenance team. Your time, energy, and skills will support the park team in managing and conserving the park's natural and cultural resources and keep the park safe and usable for visitors.

This position assists park staff with day to day operations of a state park. Duties may include, operating mowers, weed-eaters and chainsaws, firewood collection, cleaning restrooms, cleaning campsites, completing visitor use surveys, trash collection, and light repairs. Shifts may vary, primarily daytime, but always include one Saturday or Sunday each week. May also be responsible for care of Wildlife Viewing Station.

Volunteers will receive safety and equipment training and will learn about park maintenance operations. Positions are available throughout the week. A criminal background check is 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: Blanco State Park

Contact Person: Daniel Kellogg

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333

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Openings available: January - December 2020


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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WHEN:  Saturday, September 8, 2018    10am-2pm
WHERE TO MEET:  The Pavilion at 10:00am

The natural beauty of the Frio attracts more than 400,000 campers every year to swim and fish the 2.9 miles of river running through our park.  Help us keep the beautiful Frio River clean, clear, and healthy by joining us to pick up trash in and along our section of the Frio from the RR 1050 bridge down to Old Baldy.  

In exchange for your participation, enjoy an overnight campsite Saturday night ON US!  Contact headquarters at (830) 232-6132  By August 31, 2018  if you will need a campsite.

6:00PM @ Pavilion - An appreciation dinner provided by Friends of the Frio.                        

Garner State Park is located at 234 RR 1050 in Concan, TX. For more info, call (830) 232-6132 


 


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Lisa Villanova

Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x224

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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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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

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The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards! To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors. *This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 South and East Texas Ambassadors.*


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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Assisting in maintaining trails and cleaning debris from existing trail network.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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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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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

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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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Opportunities for weekday and weekend volunteers.


Program: Blanco State Park

Contact Person: Daniel Kellogg

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333

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We are looking for a friendly Park Host to join us in May, 2019 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 Required

Please contact Bonham State Park for more information


Program: Bonham State Park

Contact Person: Jason Schooley

Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022

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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*


Program: Bonham State Park

Contact Person: Jason Schooley

Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022

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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. 2019

Please contact host coordinator Leslie McGuigan 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: Leslie.McGuigan@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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(If you are interested in hosting please apply for our separate hosting opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.)

*Volunteer training dates for 2019 will be announced.*

Volunteering involves customer service, formal interpretation (present programs/hikes), informal interpretation (staffing nature center and roving trails on weekends/holidays), operation of non-profit gift shop, minimum hourly requirements, flexible schedule, training required.

Visit: www.brazosbend.org for complete information


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: David Heinicke

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Come join us for some hands on learning while getting your hands dirty!
Would you like to learn more about gardening with native plants, saving butterflies and other pollinators, and attracting wildlife to your yard?
Sign up to help us create a place where people can go to learn, enjoy nature, and to get inspiration for using eco-friendly native plants in their landscape. Get some valuable, and practical experience by helping us to plan, plant, and maintain the garden while you learn the ins and outs of using native plants.



Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907

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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 Check
2) 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 history

When offer is made and accepted, the applicant will be given training with certifcate for the following:
To drive Texas owned vehicle and UTVs
A) UTV, utility terrain vehicle
B) National Safety Council's Distracted Driving Course
*Other traing oprtunities may include:
Chainsaw Operations
First Aid/CPR/AED
Tour Guide/Interpretive

CURRENTLY AN INTEREST LIST FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTHS for the 2019 year:
June
July
August
September
October
November
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Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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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.


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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*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

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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.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Edwin Quintero

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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