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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) 267-4871

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NOTE:  **ABK DOES NOT HAVE PARK HOST opportunities at this time.**

Position-Site Assistant, Supervisor- Site Superintendent, Responsibilities-Various Plant and Animal Surveys, Fence Repair, Brush Clearing, Site Cleanup, Program Development, Outreach Events, Grounds Maintenance, Preparations for Future Public Opening of Site Requirements-Pass Criminal Background Check, Desired Qualifications-Commitment to Conserving and Managing Natural/Cultural Resources, Use of Various Tools and Equipment, Comfortable Speaking with Public, Natural/Cultural History Knowledge, Support for TPWD's Mission Time Required-Open, Training-Orientation


Program: Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area

Contact Person: James Rice

Contact Phone: (853) 548-9622

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*This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2020 South and East Texas Ambassadors.*

The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards! To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors, Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors, and Twitter: twitter.com/TxSPAmbassadors


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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In exchange for 24 hours per week, host are provided with a 50 amp sewer, water and electric campsite. Duties include campground and day use maintenance, restrooms, special projects, trail maintenance and customer service. Duties dependant upon the current park needs and skills of the volunteer. Background Check Required


Program: Atlanta State Park

Contact Person: Kayla Williams

Contact Phone: (903) 796-6476

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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at Atlanta State Park! Park hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Atlanta 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 Atlanta State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:00am 5:00pm. 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. 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 work in most campsites but can be spotty. Washer and Dryer available for use by host.


Program: Atlanta State Park

Contact Person: Kayla Williams

Contact Phone: (903) 796-6476

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Will assist park staff with lawn mowing, weed-whacking, and other grounds duties as assigned. Will work 25 hours per week. Minimum age: 17 (If under 18 the volunteer will need to print out a Parental Release Form and bring a signed copy to the park headquarters). This opportunity is avaible year round. A criminal background check is required. Contact the park for more information about this opportunity.


Program: Balmorhea State Park

Contact Person: Edith Pena

Contact Phone: (432) 375-2370

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Tasks will vary. Hosts will assist with day-to-day operations including visitor services, maintenance, facility clean-up, special events and other duties as needed. Tasks will be tailored to suit the skills and interests of each volunteer.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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Under the direction of park staff, volunteer performs general facilities maintenance, assists with special events, and may assist with the upkeep of the multi-use trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park. Housing is not provided, but camping or RV accommodations may be made as appropriate.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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

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

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

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

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

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

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

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

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

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

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


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Assist the park maintenance department with various opportunities depending on the volunteer's interest and experience. Maintenance opportunities include, but are not limited to, cleaning and organizing maintenance shop area, painting facilities and park equipment, perform restroom cleaning, maintain park water features, maintenance and upkeep of mowing equipment, mowing and weed eating, park trail maintenance, and landscaping gardening of butterfly gardens.

Special skills are highly desired such as knowledge of plumbing, woodworking, and painting techniques. Assist with other tasks projects depending on skill set. Criminal Background Check required. Minimum age 18.

This position is not a Park Host position and does not provide a full hook-up RV site.


Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Contact Person: Maria Montelongo

Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156

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Under the supervision and guidance of maintenance, store and Interpretive staff this position assist with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, electrical, and other maintenance duties as needed. Position available for the months of December 2020 thru March 2021. With a minumun of two months of stay.


Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Contact Person: Maria Montelongo

Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156

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Compadres del Rancho Grande (CDRG) is the official 501(c)3 non-profit organization working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to promote and sustain this amazing resource.

Our Mission is to provide resources to support and sustain the parks, enhance visitor experiences, and educate the public on the wonders of the parks and the importance of their natural and cultural resources.

Compadres volunteers help meet the needs of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex through fundraising, volunteering, outreach, and education.

Sign up to volunteer on the board or help with events and programs on an as needed basis.

Projects may include special event organization, conducting/supporting educational programs, fundraising and networking, assistance with park operations, etc.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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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

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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, 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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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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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 April to September 2020.

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: Montse Canedo

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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

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

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

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

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

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

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

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

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


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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