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Assist TPWD staff (Sat. October 9th) conduct fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, event admission and parking for the day.


Program: Outreach Events

Contact Person: Robert Owen

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361

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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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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 pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).
-Under 18 needs Guardian Consent paperwork signed.
-15 and under needs an adult with them.

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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Do you enjoy the great outdoors and want to put your skills and abilities to use for Texas State Parks? If so, you'll love the scenic canyon landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park, not to mention the Official Texas State Bison Herd grazing out on the prairie. And, best of all, you'll earn a FREE water and electric campsite with full hookup just for helping us out at only 24 hours per week. This position is open for interested parties for the year 2022 only. Responsibilities include helping with visitation surveys when needed, various facilities and grounds maintenance duties, interpretive programming, and other volunteer duties as assigned. Park hosts will be provided a 50 amp RV site with water and sewer connections. You bring your own tent or RV camper. Good communication skills and a friendly demeanor are the desired qualifications for this opportunity as the Park Host will also assist with face to face communication with visitors. A criminal background check is required.


Program: Caprock Canyons State Park

Contact Person: Le'Ann Pigg

Contact Phone: (806) 455-1492

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


Program: Cleburne State Park

Contact Person: Jaycee Fernandez

Contact Phone: (817) 465-4215

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"Sign Up" and record the hours you spend providing archery access, opportunities and education. This includes Explore Archery, Explore Bowhunting/Bowfishing, USA Archery classes and events (excluding NASP). Report ALL NASP archery activity at "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events.".

Community Archery Instructors and Volunteers play a vital role in promoting TPWD''s Community Archery Program. The hours you contribute to a given activity and the number of people you reach are key ingredients to achieving our community archery objectives. Therefore, reporting your archery activity is imperative so that we can collect the data needed. Thank you for your continued effort in expanding the sport of archery.


Program: Community Archery Houston and Coastal

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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"Sign Up" and record the hours you spend providing archery access, opportunities and education. This includes Explore Archery, Explore Bowhunting/Bowfishing, USA Archery classes and events (excluding NASP). Report ALL NASP archery activity at "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events.".



Community Archery Instructors and Volunteers play a vital role in promoting TPWD''s Community Archery Program. The hours you contribute to a given activity and the number of people you reach are key ingredients to achieving our community archery objectives. Therefore, reporting your archery activity is imperative so that we can collect the data needed. Thank you for your continued effort in expanding the sport of archery.


Program: Community Archery North & West TX

Contact Person: Immanuel Salas

Contact Phone: (512) 902-2890

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This position will serve as a volunteer for Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek unit. This position will work with park staff to assist in maintenance, janitorial, clerical, trail work and/or customer service duties.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Want to support Doctors Creek? Are you looking for a way to be involved in directly supporting Doctors Creek? Join the friends group! The Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc is a 501 (C) 3 membership-based nonprofit volunteer group. The Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and serving Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit to host and provide services through educational, civic, and social activities. Membership is open to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and associations who have an interest in promoting and supporting the Doctors Creek unit of Cooper Lake State Park.

The Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. has funded projects that have enhanced recreational opportunities at the park, such as, the Bluebonnet Fishing Pier and the creation of artificial fish habitat around it. The group has also sponsored community and park events including catfishing tournaments, Christmas events, egg hunts, kids fishing days, hunter education classes, membership drives, fish frys, concerts, and fundraisers.

The Friends group meet the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at the Delta County Public Library in Cooper, Texas. Additional meetings may also be held. For more information visit the Friends of Doctors Creek on Facebook.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Do you have knowledge of and passion for Texas'' natural and cultural resources? Do you love sharing your knowledge and want to continue learning more? Then Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Interpretive Volunteer position is the perfect fit for you!

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek is looking for individuals with public speaking, teaching, and/or docent experience, stellar customer service skills, and a love for state parks to:

Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly,

Lead guided hikes for visitors, including large school groups, and provide information and assistance to visitors.

Volunteers will receive training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. Positions are available throughout the week. A criminal background check is required.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Alicia O'Connor

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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This position will serve as a volunteer for Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur unit. This position will work with park staff to assist in maintenance, janitorial, clerical, trail work, and/or customer service duties.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Do you have knowledge of and passion for Texas'' natural and cultural resources? Do you love sharing your knowledge and want to continue learning more? Then Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Interpretive Volunteer position is the perfect fit for you!

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur is looking for individuals with public speaking, teaching, and/or docent experience, stellar customer service skills, and a love for state parks to:

Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly,

Lead guided hikes for visitors, including large school groups, and provide information and assistance to visitors.

Volunteers will receive training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. Positions are available throughout the week. A criminal background check is required.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Alicia O'Connor

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Assists the Region 4 Cultural Resources Coordinator with sensitive archeological site visits and conducts research at local state parks and labs. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, fieldwork, lab work or research, as needed. Must be an ethics-bound member in good standing of a Houston or surrounding area archeological society with corresponding certifications. A background check is required.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Jason Chambers

Contact Phone: (281) 456-8266 x236

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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: Katherine Wolf

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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Individuals that would like to volunteer once or on a regular basis to help Cedar Hill State Park.

Individuals will do a variety of jobs ex: Litter pick up, assist office staff, Give direction and information, and more.

Volunteers would be allowed to hang out in the park, the day of their service, for free in exchange for their service.


Program: Cedar Hill State Park

Contact Person: Natalie Allen-King

Contact Phone: (972) 291-6505 x242

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This position will provide the opportunity to become familiar with multiple aspects of the Texas Parks and Wildlife operations through hands on participation.

Volunteer Intern will receive an orientation from the perspective of several different staff positions, including the superintendent, office manager, maintenance staff, park interpreter and law enforcement.

The intern may rotate duties with different staff, however all duties will come with clear instruction from park superintendent. The majority of the duties will consist of designing, assisting and leading outreach programs to a variety of audiences such as park guests. Will work as a Customer Service Clerk at our Park HQ and provide park orientaiton for incoming visitors.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2256

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This is NOT a Park Host position.

Please select Dinosaur Valley SP - Park Host - 2020 - 2021 for Host positions

Volunteers play a vital role in the conservation and stewardship of Texas' natural and cultural resources. Join the Rangers of Dinosaur Valley State Park and play your part in providing a rewarding experience for our guests.

A Volunteer Field Ranger has various duties that include, but are not limited to:
- Trash pickup
- Fire-ring maintenance
- Minor construction projects
- Vehicle repair
- Trail maintenance
- Mowing, gardening and tree assessments
- Site checks
- Interpretive programs
- Assisting office front office staff


Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contact Person: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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Erock's trails are in need of some maintenance and repair! Help park rangers manage erosion, remove brush, fill in social trails, repair water bars, and establish new trails.

MINIMUM VOLUNTEER AGE: 16


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Stephanie Croatt

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3030

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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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Volunteers will assist Coastal Ecologists responsible for mapping habitats and for managing habitat restoration projects. Duties include assisting with field work to assess and map habitats of the Texas Coast. Volunteers will assist with: mapping habitats using acoustic surveys (e.g., sidescan sonar); collecting ground-truth data on map products in oyster habitats, seagrass habitats, and marsh habitats; monitoring oyster restoration/research projects; and investigating fish and wildlife mortality events. Volunteers will assist in fisheries sampling field work, water quality monitoring programs, inputting data into databases (present and historical data in the technical guidance and fish and wildlife response databases), and GIS with mapping and data validation. He or she will also assist with the maintenance of field and lab equipment as necessary, outreach events and natural resource related meetings as needed. Opportunity available during normal work hours (weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and some opportunities in the evenings or on weekends.

Please contact Emma Clarkson (Emma.Clarkson@tpwd.texas.gov) or Evan Pettis (Evan.Pettis@tpwd.texas.gov) for information about opportunity availability.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Evan Pettis

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3245

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