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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape!

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old. Or have a guardian present if under 18.
Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).
After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, we can get you started!


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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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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This opportunity is specifically for members of the Friends of Cleburne State Park to record their volunteer hours for park related projects and programs.


Program: Cleburne State Park

Contact Person: Colton Kroll

Contact Phone: (817) 645-4215 x226

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This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes other than NASP archery. Report NASP archery activity under "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events."


Program: Community Archery North TX

Contact Person: Travis Glick

Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613

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Under the direction of the Park Superintendent and Park Interpreter, this position will serve as an interpretative volunteer for Cooper Lake State Park. This position will be required to research, prepare and present interpretative programs to groups of park visitors as needed in an effort to enhance the visitor's experience at Cooper Lake State Park. This position will also work with park management to plan special park events.

Apply online at tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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This position is for members and prospective members of Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. The purpose of Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. shall be to preserve, promote, and serve Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit in efforts to host and provide services through educational, civic, and social activities as deemed necessary by the Corporation. Membership is open to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and associations who have an interest in Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit. Membership dues are payable at any time. The period of membership is from the date dues are paid until the same date the next year. The Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. has sponsored and funded many community and park events to include: catfishing tournaments, Christmas events, egg hunts, kids fishing days, hunter education classes, membership drives, fish frys, concerts, and fundraisers. This group has been instrumental in funding several projects to enhance opportunities at the park including the construction of the Bluebonnet Fishing Pier and the addition of artifical fish habitat at the fishing pier.

Apply online at tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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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 cleaning up after 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 at (903-645-2921).


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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Assists the general public and organized groups that come to our center to enjoy a day of fishing. Examples of some duties performed include: greeting the public, delivering safety and fishing orientations, preparing bait, repairing rods and reels, removing fish hooks, and recording attendace data. Criminal background check required.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Craig Brooks

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222

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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.


Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Contact Person: Laura Jennings

Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613

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Come be a volunteer at Goliad State Park where you can assist the park with various opportunities depending on your interest and experience. Special skills are highly desired. Program opportunities include:
- Assisting with and conducting interpretive programs including bird walks, wildflower walks, history tours, etc.
- Maintaining the Wildlife Viewing Blind and Bird Feeding Program
- Greeting people at Mission Espiritu Santo and Zaragoza Birthplace
- Maintaining interpretive exhibits and materials
- Assisting with special events
- Maintaining park flower beds
- Demonstrating Spanish Colonial lifeways, such as spinning, weaving, and blacksmithing

Criminal background check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer five hours each month.

Does not include Park Hosting opportunities. See Park Host (Maintenance) or Park Host (Interpretation/Education).


Program: Goliad State Park

Contact Person: Emily Byrd

Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405

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Special events happen throughout the year and offer numerous opportunities for volunteers! These events include the annual Interpretive Fair, evening programs, and other special events.

Duties may include, but aren't limited to:

-event set-up/takedown
-manning an informational/educational booth
-assisting park staff with tours
-answering visitors' questions
-patrolling/guiding traffic
-trash pick up

For more information on events and dates, please contact park staff.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Nicole Roque

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Program: TPWD Internship Program

Contact Person: Lacey Estus

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8491

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

Volunteer duties will include:
- Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner
- Assisting with maintenance operations as assigned by maintenance specialist or volunteer supervisor
- Providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors
- Assisting with special events held in the park, performing tasks necessary before during and after events
- Teaching visitors in outreach and educational programs in the park
- Assisting in the office by registering visitors into campsites and day use permits, answering visitor questions, knowing and following fiscal control policy


Requirements:
- Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff
- Experience with basic maintenance and equipment use
- Essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing
- Background check required for consistent volunteers

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


Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Contact Person: April Pack

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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This position is for people interested in volunteering with the park for trail maintenance, facility maintenance, educational programming, special events, and other interests. Volunteering can be for a day or on a recurring basis. Please let us know what skills/interests you have and we will find a good fit for you.

Special notes: Verizon cell service does not work in our park.


Program: Lake Brownwood State Park

Contact Person: Nikki Little

Contact Phone: (325) 784-5223

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Volunteer at beautiful LBJ State Park and Historic Site! Volunteers can assist in various areas of our operation.

SAUER-BECKMANN LIVING HISTORY FARM:
Farm volunteers can assist in a wide variety of areas.

Opportunities include:
- Interpretation (including informal visitor contacts, school groups, or formal tours)
- Assisting with special events
- Cooking over a wood-burning stove
- Blacksmithing
- Sewing (clothes, aprons, quilts, etc)
- Knitting
- Gardening
- Animal care
- Behind the scenes maintenance, organization, administrative support
- AND MORE!

Volunteers do not need prior experience in any of these areas, though that is desirable! Staff will provide training and support.

MAINTENANCE:
Maintenance volunteers help staff keep the park beautiful!

Opportunities include:
- Trail maintenance
- Painting
- Minor repairs
- Landscaping & gardening
- Carpentry
- Plumbing
- AND MORE!

Other projects can vary depending on the park's current needs and the skills of the volunteer.

PARK STORE/VISITOR CENTER
Visitor center volunteers assist our Customer Service team with desk & park store operations.

Opportunities include:
- Customer service
- Interpretation
- Decorating
- Inventory & tagging of goods
- Organization
- AND MORE!

We prefer volunteers to commit to at least 10 hours per month. Additional help may be requested for special events. Criminal background check required.


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

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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Host at beautiful Meridian State Park and enjoy giving time in a lakeside wooded area offering activities such as hiking, camping, boating, fishing & bird-watching.

Hosts assist park staff with various tasks including: customer service, facility and grounds maintenance, and special events. Criminal background check is required.

Meridian S.P. has 2 Park Host sites available (Crosstimbers and Juniper Ridge). Free WIFI available at 3 park locations and washer/dryer avaible for Hosts.


Program: Meridian State Park

Contact Person: Steve Kimbley

Contact Phone: (254) 435-2536

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Mission Tejas State Park is seeking enthusiastic, friendly, and outgoing individuals to assist the park with Interpretive (Ranger) programs. There are opportunities to lead nature walks, history hikes, and various other programs. There will also be opportunities to assist with outdoor educational events such as archery, fishing, and geocaching. There is also a need for assistance with school fieldtrips throughout the year.


Preferred experience would include some knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Pineywoods region of Texas, although anything can be learned. Experience presenting to groups and ability to hike trail for 1-2 hours at a time. Most programs take place on weekends at various times. There is the ability to make your own schedule, you can even create your own programs if desired.


Please consider a fulfilling opportunity giving back to our community by joining the Mission Tejas State Park team!


Contact the park at 936-687-2394 if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. We may be out in the park working so please leave a message if you get our answering machine. Follow-up emails directed to Jared.Shamburger@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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Do you enjoy connecting people with nature and love to share your enthusiasm for the outdoors with others? Join the team at Mother Neff State Park and assist a park interpreter with interpretive programs, school fieldtrips, and special events and in creating materials for our park visitors that will engage them in learning about stewardship in our parks.


As an Education/Interpretive Volunteer you will be able to share your skills and passion by assisting with:


- Programs for school groups, scouts, and other groups
- Guided hikes and nature programs
- Special events
- Citizen Science Projects


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224

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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, raises 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.


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Harman

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x221

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