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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
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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.
General volunteers assist park staff with a variety of duties to including, but not limited to: giving interpretive programs and roving interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretative training), general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, special events, community outreach, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up, mowing grass, trimming trees, light repairs, trailwork, and natural resource surveys. Criminal background check is required.
Program: Abilene State Park
Contact Person: Candyce Johnson
Contact Phone: (325) 267-4871
*This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2020 South and East Texas Ambassadors.*The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards! To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors, Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors, and Twitter: twitter.com/TxSPAmbassadors
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
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
Big Bend Ranch State Park is now a Gold-tier Dark Sky Park recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. This designation means that the night sky over BBRSP has not been affected by light pollution and is dark enough to see astronomical features such as the Milky Way that can no longer be seen in many urban areas. In an effort to monitor the quality of the night sky at the park, we are looking for amateur and/or professional astronomers and astrophotographers to observe and document the sky from various locations in the park.
Volunteers will adopt a location and take observations or images once or twice a year. Observations and images will be used to monitor sky quality and used in public programs to raise awareness about light pollution and the importance of natural dark skies.Camp fees and/or park entrance fees may be waived for volunteers who sign up and provide the park with observations and/or images. All data will be appropriately managed and credited if presented to the public.
Volunteer to help the Bonham team keep the park looking great and offering programs to our visitors. Help is needed in every aspect of the park's operations; from maintaining the parks grounds and facilites to presenting interpretive programs on the park. Contact the park staff for details and any questions. *No Campsite Included*
Program: Bonham State Park
Contact Person: Jason Schooley
Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022
(If you are interested in hosting please apply for our separate hosting opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.)*Volunteer training dates for 2019 will be announced.*Volunteering involves customer service, formal interpretation (present programs/hikes), informal interpretation (staffing nature center and roving trails on weekends/holidays), operation of non-profit gift shop, minimum hourly requirements, flexible schedule, training required.Visit: www.brazosbend.org for complete information
Program: Brazos Bend State Park
Contact Person: Montse Canedo
Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0
Volunteer will assist with any available park related opportunity as defined by park staff.
Program: Caprock Canyons State Park
Contact Person: Le'Ann Pigg
Contact Phone: (806) 455-1492
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 Bison Herd of Texas grazing out on the prairie. And, best of all, you'll earn a FREE water and electric campsite just for helping us out at only 24 hours per week. This position is open for interested parties for the year 2020 only. Responsibilities inlcude helping with visitation surveys when needed, various facilities maintenance duties, 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 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.
A great opportunity for living and working in a hidden jewel of the park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 70 foot waterfall paradise. Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound. Park Hosts will have the opportunity to contribute towards the TPWD mission of providing visitor opportunities and conserving resources. The ideal candidate is friendly, flexible, and able to bring a positive attitude. All hosts interact with the public. If you love the outdoors and hitting a trail, you will be a good match at our remote, rugged, and primitive park.Duties may include: greeting customers planning and delivering interpretive activities and events -- Hikes, birding, children's programs, and whatever else interests youcleaning of campsites, restrooms and headquarters trail and facility projects assisting in office and working front desk maintenance and infrastructure projects Criminal Background Check required. Hosts will be provided with a Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) site in exchange for a minimum 25 hrs/wk (32 hrs/week - double occupancy). These positions are typically 3 month commitments. Please contact the park to see if Colorado Bend is your next adventure!
Program: Colorado Bend State Park
Contact Person: Amanda Parsons
Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240
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