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Assist TPWD staff teaching Archery, Fishing and outdoor skills to youth at this family heritage event.  No experience necessary.


Program: Outreach Events

Contact Person: Lacey Estus

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361

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This is an annual holiday event held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There will be gingerbread ornament  decorating at the visitor center exhibit hall and German Holiday Tradition activities and cookie decorating at the living history farm. Volunteers are needed for event greeting, visitor and Park Store Retail services, assist children in decorating ornaments and cookies and help visitors with other holiday activities at the farm, which may include wreath and candle making. Min. age of volunteers is 18. Criminal History 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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A day of kite building and flying for all ages. Volunteers and staff will assist with the assembly and flying of kites. Held at the LBJ State Park 290 entry, field to the right, follow signs. Material for kite building are supplied by the park. Weather permiting, so inquire in advance.


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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Special event, at this annual event we will be commemorating Pres. Johnson's birthday. The public is invited to view a film at the visitors center, visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and visit the National Park by way of a self guided tour including a ranger led tour of the Texas White House. Criminal history 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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Special Event - September 20-21, 2014, 1:30-3:30 -- In honor of Lady Bird Johnson's 100th birthday, children and families come to scatter wildflower seeds in selected park fields then stomp on them to help them settle and germinate for the upcoming spring. Volunteers are needed to register the guests and distribute seed packets to participants throughout the event. Criminal History 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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This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes.


Program: Community Archery

Contact Person: Travis Glick

Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613

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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: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery Houston

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes.


Program: Community Archery Houston

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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Presentations, booths talks and general assistance with tasks in regards to urban wildlife in the greater Houston area.


Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program

Contact Person: Kelly Norrid

Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x22

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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 Dawn.Gilbert@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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Work with the Habitat Mapping team to conduct oyster restoration monitoring (oyster sampling and acoustic survey). Prefer experience on boats and gps units.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Stephanie Taylor

Contact Phone:

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Assists with teaching fly fishing skills during special events and scheduled workshops at Sea Center Texas. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Connie Stolte

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23

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Assists in day-to-day operations of the Sea Center Texas gift shop. Operates cash register, prices and re-stocks merchandise. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.  Minimum age is 12 years old.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Assists with the registration of visitors, distributing customer surveys, and answering guest inquiries at Sea Center Texas. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Assists with day to day operation of a marine fish hatchery at Sea Center Texas. Must be an approved visitor center volunteer in good standing before you can apply for a hatchery volunteer position. Hatchery volunteer positions are available on a limited basis. Criminal background check is required. Must be at least 17 years old and be able to volunteer at least 8 hours per week.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Jennifer Butler

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Assists visitors with the handling of aquatic marine animals housed in the "touch" tank exhibit at Sea Center Texas. Answers questions about animals on exhibit. Criminal background check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Provides interpretive tours of the visitor center and fish culture buildings to visitors of all ages at Sea Center Texas. Guides also assist with conducting education programs for local school students. Criminal background check is required. Must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Brittney Zepeda

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x21

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Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, education center and fish hatchery located in Lake Jackson, Texas. Sea Center Texas volunteers assist visitors during self-guided wetland and aquarium tours, the touch tank exhibit and guided fish hatchery tours. Other volunteers assist with gift shop operations as well as youth catch and release fishing events. A Criminal Background check is required. Volunteers must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 7 hours per month. Minimum age is 10 years old.  Please note that Sea Center Texas does not have any park host opportunities.


Program: Sea Center Texas

Contact Person: Connie Stolte

Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23

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Under the direction of the Media Productions Manager, and also various Producers as assigend for certain projects, the Video Production Assistant Volunteer is responsible for assisting media producers with a wide range of support tasks for field video production work and video post-production work. Most work will occur at TPWD Austin Headquarters building, weekdays between 8am to 5pm. Will be required to archive footage and finished videos.  The possiblity for travel exists. Field production work usually occurs over several days, during all hours of the day and in locations across all of Texas. A normal 8am to 5 pm schedule is not normal during field production work- extended hours should be expected if volunteering for field production work. Works under supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Program: TPWD Media Productions

Contact Person: Abe Moore

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8589

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This person will greet visitors, conduct tours, assist with interpretive presentations, and may participate in special events.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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This opportunity is for College Students Only.  This is NOT an internship.  Under the direction of the Park Manager, this position will serve as a volunteer for the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.  This position will work with park staff to assist in maintenance, janitorial, clerical, and/or customer service duties.  Please review the information online regarding volunteering for TPWD.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer/faqs
For more information, please contact Mindy Hicks at 903-395-3100.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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