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No experience necessary---assist with Set-up from Noon to 6 pm on May 18th and/or assist with the Tournament on May 19th and/or May 20th. Multiple shift options available---1/2 day or full day. Volunteers to assist with any aspect of the tournament---Lane Officials/Line Judges, Equipment Check-out, registration check-in, practice range, set-up and take-down and more. Approximately 3300 students will participate and shoot throughout the 2 days.


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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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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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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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 Hhosting 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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Do you have a passion for the outdoors and for our natural resources? Have you spent time learning about local cultural history or geology? Would you like to make a lasting impact and difference in a young person's life that they will remember forever?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may be perfect for the Trails to Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA project we are hosting at Government Canyon SNA. The project is going to bring youth from economically distressed and underserved areas in Bexar County to Govt. Canyon for a basic hike, and learning experiences.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the events which would be roughly a half day in length and for people with all kinds of experience in the Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Geology or History fields or with no experience at all but who have an interest in reaching youth from urban, economically distressed portions of San Antonio who may not have ever been in an outside setting before.

The program will be occurring mostly during winter and spring. These learning experiences could cover any number of topics regarding conservation including: native plants, recharge zones and aquifers; wildlife; endangered species; current topics in conservation such as animal sightings at the canyon; Skin and Skulls (a predator vs prey lesson) or Project WILD lessons and others not mentioned here.

We are hoping to have about 10 events for the year with about 30 students at each event. If there are more students, we will divide the lesson/talks/presentation to about 10-15 kids per presentation and rotate them from one to the other so presenters aren''t overwhelmed.


How This Helps Our Community


The focus of this project has been to locate youth from the most urban, economically distressed areas in San Antonio and we will be bringing them out here for field trips. The hope is they can learn and connect with Govt. Canyon SNA; a natural resource area they may not know about.

We hope that this will build a bridge for the well-being of the youth involved and the future of TPWD. At the minimum, we hope that whomever comes out here, will at least take a new, happy or inspirational experience home with them. For more information on the program, you can look at the synopsis of it here: https://trails2tomorrow.wordpress.com/


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: Valerie Welch

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2074

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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 South Texas

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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Assists park staff during special events for the public. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Nicole Roque

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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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: Chris Caswell

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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Do you love fishing? Want to pass that love on to others? Come help out at a Go Fish - Learn to Fish event!

These free park programs teach fishing basics to anglers of all ages and abilities. Angler Education certification preferred but not required.

All volunteers must pass a criminal background check prior to being eligible to volunteer.


Generally these events are open to the public from 9am - noon. If you sign up, please arrive to help set up at 8:30am.


Go Fish events are hosted behind the Amphitheater Restroom between the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail and Onion Creek.


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Come one come all! We are looking for volunteers experienced in working with elementary school-aged students or interested in facilitating/creating hands on outdoor education experiences. Come share your passion for the natural world with the next generation! Field trip topics range from geology, wildlife, aquatic science, history, leave no trace, and more!

Have experience with TEKS? Come help us connect the standards with real-world experiences.

Our Interpretive Ranger is seeking volunteers to help write TEKS-based interpretive programs, lead activities, or give general assistance.

Training is provided and required. Spring Field Trip training will take place Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the park. For more information and to register for this opportunity, sign up today!

Field trips will begin in March and continue throughout May. Field trip days are usually Tues-Thurs, 8:30am - 12:30pm. Field trips are generally for elementary school aged children, but can sometimes include more advanced grade levels.

In addition to applying here, please send us an email so we can get to know you better. Please include your educational/professional background, how you would like to help, and your availability. If you have experience writing curriculum, please let us know! If you don't have any formal experience teaching or working with children, that's ok, we ask that you bring your passion, positive attitude, patience and punctuality.

Passing a criminal background check is required (at no cost to you) in order to qualify for this opportunity.

Thanks for applying to be a Field Trip Hero!


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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