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Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 15-17 May) with fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361
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Help TPWD staff (Fri.- Sun., 3-5 April) with fun, hands-on activities like Archery, Fishing, Fish ID, sharing some love for State Parks and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; learn what washes up on Texas coast; fish for live catfish and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important and how to protect them.
Program: Coastal Expo
Contact Person: Holly Grand
Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993
Assist with the removal of derelict wire crab traps from coastal bays on February 22, 2020. Unload vessels and drop off traps at specific sites. Need to be willing to get wet and muddy. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Minors with adult supervision allowed to participate.
Program: Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program
Assist with the removal of derelict wire crab traps from coastal bays on February 22nd, 2020. Unload vessels and drop off traps at specific sites. Need to be willing to get wet and muddy. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Minors with adult supervision allowed to participate.
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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
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.
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
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."
Contact Person: Travis Glick
Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613
Cooper Lake State Park is seeking enthusiastic, friendly, and outgoing individuals to assist the park with interpretive (ranger) programs at both the South Sulphur and Doctors Creek Units. There are opportunities to lead nature walks 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 Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairies of Texas, although anything can be learned. Experience presenting to groups and ability to hike a trail for 1-2 hours at a time is helpful but not required. 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 Cooper Lake State Park team!
Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit
Contact Person: Mindy Hicks
Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100
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. For more information, contact Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit at 903-395-3100.
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 clean up 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 (903-645-2921).
Program: Daingerfield State Park
Contact Person: Tony Smith
Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921