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Bird hosts needed for November - December 2019. Bird hosts lead public bird walks at Goose Island State Park. These walks typically take place Wednesday-Saturday mornings, and other days and times available at interpreters discretion. Bird host must be well-versed in bird identification by sight (and sound, preferrably). Park Hosts are required to complete 25 hours per week; this time commitment can be met by a single individual or shared between a couple. A one month minimum commitment is required.
Program: Goose Island State Park
Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof
Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858
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Are you passionate about the outdoors, and knowledgeable about nature? Volunteer to staff the nature center, lead guided hikes and provide arts and crafts programs at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. You can share your knowledge with park visitors, spark curiosity, and open minds and hearts to nature.
Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Contact Person: Amy Kocurek
Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636
*This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 Central and West Texas Ambassadors.*The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities 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 and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572
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 and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors. *This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 South and East Texas Ambassadors.*
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
Many species of amphibians call our park home, and we need your help to check the diversity and health of their populations. Between October and March, we will have a series of day and night surveys of our restored wetlands and prairies. Volunteers will spot, identify, and catalogue amphibians by their call, eggs, and sight.Anyone interested in amphibians is encouraged to volunteer. Training will be provided on the methods and tools used prior to the survey. Survey dates are variable and subject to change depending on the conditions.Minimum age of 18-Criminal Background Check Required
Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Contact Person: Jacob Poinsett
Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800
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
This is a year round volunteer opportunity opened to individuals and groups. Volunteers will assist with any park related oppurtunity as defined by park staff. Contact the park for more information.
Program: Copper Breaks State Park
Contact Person: Edwin Quintero
Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331
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
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.
Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Contact Person: Amber Harrison
Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327
Join The Devil's Sinkhole Society and help with interpretation, event planning, and general maintenance. Criminal Background Check is required
Program: Devil's Sinkhole SNA
Contact Person: Alan Crowe
Contact Phone: (830) 563-2342
Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors?If you enjoy talking and learing about nature and being outside in the beautiful San Felipe Creek this opporunity is for you! Work with park interpreter to present interpretive programs and instruction that will engage student in learning and caring for nature. As an Outreach Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:Leave No Trace, Fishing 101, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Wild, Native Plant and Wildlife Identification.We are hoping to have several events in Del Rio,Texas. We will have about 50 students at each event, will divide the lesson/talks/presentation to about 10-12 students per presenation and rotate them from one presenter to another.Will provide an on hand training session in May 2019.
Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit
Contact Person: Nora Padilla
We have a critical need for certified divers to assist with our exhibits and education programs. We especially need a Tender as safety diver while our staff diver conducts daily show for visitors.
Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Contact Person: Leslie Kessner
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272
As an Educational Outreach Volunteer of Mustang Island, you will assist with bringing nature to the classrooms of local elementary and secondary schools, assisting with field trips at the park, and tabling at community events. Programs include:-Aquatic science projects-Shells and Sea beans-Environmental Science activities-Mustang Island Guided Beach WalksVolunteers will recieve training in interpretation and community outreach. They will have access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the park and conservation programs. Positions are available throughout the week during classic business hours. Volunteers are asked to commit to 6 months for a minimum of one 4 hour shift biweekly. A criminal background check is required.
Program: Mustang Island State Park
Contact Person: Eric Ehrlich
Contact Phone: (361) 658-5676
Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors? Do you love sharing your knowledge with others? If you enjoy talking and learning about nature and being outside in the beautiful East Texas Pineywoods this is the opportunity for you!
Work with park interpreter to present interpretive programs and create materials for our park visitors that will engage them in learning and caring for nature. Village Creek State Park needs you and your skills and enthusiasm.
As an Education/Interpretive Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:
Program: Village Creek State Park
Contact Person: Kathy Smith
Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907
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 Trips training will take place Saturday February 2nd 2019 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 branch up into 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, what ways 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
Sheldon Lake State Park offers field trips to local groups and schools, typically from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and occasional Saturdays. Field trip volunteers support staff by assisting with fishing programs, nature walks, and other programming. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.
Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required
Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230
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.
Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers abundant oportunities for hiking and exploration. Aid park staff by guiding educational and interpretive hikes for school groups and the public. This opportunity is open year round. Contact the park for additional information.
Program: Franklin Mountains State Park
Contact Person: Lydia Pagel
Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441
Lake Whitney State Park is looking for dedicated, hardworking, and trustworthy people to start a Friends Group as well as numberous other volunteer opportunities.Are you great at doing any of the following?Fundraise, Volunteer, Outreach, Special Events/Programs, Donation intermediary, Passion and Resources ProtectionDon't miss out on this and the many other ways that you can volunteer at Lake Whitney State Park!Apply now for great opportunities to serve your local State Park!
Program: Lake Whitney State Park
Contact Person: Adam Bain
Contact Phone: (254) 694-3793
Do you love McKinney Falls State Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved in directly supporting the only State Park in the city of Austin? Join passionate people like you in the Friends of McKinney Falls State Park!Friends of McKinney Falls is a group of like-minded individuals who work together with Texas Parks and Wildlife in the shared vision of protecting and conserving this natural space for future generations. We want visitors to enjoy the unique experience McKinney Falls has to offer and inspire a lifelong appreciation and respect for nature and the legacy of Texas history.Our activities include: helping with educational programs, trash clean-up, fundraising, community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!Ready to help?-Register as a volunteer with Texas Park and Wildlife by clicking the Sign Up button to the right.-Contact Abby Rodgers - email@example.com or- Visit www.mckinneyfalls.org to see upcoming events and meetings.-You will be subscribed to our mailing list which you can opt-out of at any time.
Contact Person: Abby Rodgers
Contact Phone: (214) 519-4394
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
If you have ever visited Gorman Falls, then you understand what a special place it is. As we have seen increased visitation, we have also seen an increased impact in the Falls area. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our love of Colorado Bend and our conservation mindset. This position will station at Gorman Falls, while providing information and interpretive moments for visitors. In addition, the position will ensure visitors do not ignore park regulations. Direct visitor contact and requested assistance from park staff will be required.
Benefits will include a waived entrance fee and a free campsite if an overnight stay is preferred. But the real benefit is experiencing and protecting a true Texas treasure.
Program: Colorado Bend State Park
Contact Person: Amanda Parsons
Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240
We are hoping to have about 10 events for the year with about 30 students at each event. If there were 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.
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
Assist with research, development, presentation of a variety of interpretive projects at GCSNA; site specific kids activity book; development of kid themed activity backpacks; development of photo scavenger hunts.
Contact Person: John Koepke
Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2010
Aid the park interpreter with programs and hikes.
Program: Lockhart State Park
Contact Person: Lauren Hartwick
Contact Phone: (512) 398-3479
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 Jared.Shamburger@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Program: Mission Tejas State Park
Contact Person: Jared Shamburger
Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474
Do you like to teach people? So do we!Volunteers on Barrington Farm dress in period appropriate clothing and interpret the life and lifestyle of those living at the home of Anson Jones in 1850. The volunteers may also assist with school tour groups which consist of children of all ages and backgrounds.Barrington Farm is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS in Washington, TX. Straddling the land between the Prairies and Pineywoods, our park is nearly 300 acres. Adjacent to the longest river in the state, with 2 miles of well-manicured trails, we are where Texas became Texas!Background Check RequiredBarrington Farm
Program: Barrington Farm
Contact Person: Barb King
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214
We connect with our visitors in a number of ways at Washington-on-the-Brazos that include living history programs as well as guided history and nature based tours. If you enjoy interacting with people than this is a great volunteer opportunity for you! You can open up the past to park visitors by sharing with them the unique role Washington played in the birth of the Repulic of Texas in 1836 or connect visitors to our natural surroundings on the trails that wind through our nearly 300 acre site. Criminal background check required.
Program: Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS
Contact Person: Adam Arnold
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x228
Do you have a passion for nature? Do you enjoy working outside? Then volunteering as an Interpretive Volunteer of McKinney Falls State Park is the perfect fit for you. In this role, you can create and lead your own programs, or assist with other programs. Program topics are typically:
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. **Must sign up to be approved for this opportunity. A criminal background check is required. Minimum age 18 **
Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking to help keep Texas Rivers healthy and flowing, or a student or science professional looking to gain or expand your biological field experience? This unpaid volunteer opportunity with the TPWD River Access and Conservation Program may be for you!We need volunteers for Summer/Fall 2019 to assist TPWD biologists with surveying for Arundo and other invasive riparian plants in Gillespie, Blanco, and Hays counties. Previous experience is not required, but will be considered during the selection process. Orientation is required for this volunteer opportunity.To be eligible, applicants should be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and must possess a valid State driver's license.
Program: Aquatic Invasive Species Team
Contact Person: Kristen Eggers
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8287
Houston has a wonderful diversity of plants and animals, but they are being outcompeted by invasive species that harm the environment. Sheldon Lake State Park wants help managing our restored coastal prairie so that the many native birds, amphibians, and mammals will still have a home. Volunteers will work with park staff to remove invasive plants like the Chinese tallow, eastern baccharis, and deep-rooted sedge using tools and other methods. You will also learn how to identify the flora and fauna of the greater Houston region. Invasive removal will be done outside in variable conditions and will require physical exertion. All tools will be provided. If you love the outdoors and want to preserve it for years to come, visit our park and see what you can do to protect Houston's natural resources. Criminal background check required. Volunteers age 18+ only.
Assist with Lockhart State Park's regularly scheduled elementary 5th grade field trip learning stations.
Contact Phone: (512) 398-3479 x224
Work with park staff under the direction of the park volunteer coordinator on a variety of natural resource based projects including trail maintenance, assisting with park interpretation (education), and maintaing wildscapes and gardens. This role is ususally 90% outdoor work in changing Texas weather conditions, often on a trail. We will provide training. Once you are trained you will typically work alone or on small groups.Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to over 300 species of native and migratory birds. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058 if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.
Program: Lake Livingston State Park
Contact Person: Joel Janssen
Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center presents the 2019 Outdoor Expo and Bluegill Tournament. This annual event celebrates the great outdoors by showcasing TPWD programs and outdoor-related organizations. The event runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Bluegill Tournament will take place from 9 a.m. - noon. Overlook Attendant Have tournament participants register on sign-in sheet. Check poles for TFFC regulations and mark with green tape once checked. Answer any questions on schedule or directions.Tournament Headquarters Attendant Tournament participants will bring you Weight Cards after weighing a fish. Verify their name, category, and weight are legible. Track leading entries throughout each hour and overall. Assist in handing out prizes.
Anglers Pavilion Attendant Work inside of Anglers Pavilion handing out fishing equipment, repairing poles, and preparing bait. Perform checks around the Casting Ponds to retrieve equipment and pick up trash.
Weigh Station Attendant - Weigh fish as they are brought to you. Fill out tournament cards with accurate weight of fish.
Contact Person: Rebecca Sellers
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2266
Goliad State Park and Historic Site is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented volunteers to become Interpretive Park Hosts! If you enjoy talking and learning about Texas history and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, and being active in their surroundings to:
-Greet and provide historical content to visitors
-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly
-Assist with special events
-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds
-Aid park staff in completing night duty, vehicle checks, and other duties as needed
In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water/electric/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. We ask that our park hosts commit to a minimum of two and a maximum of three months.
Special skills such as spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, or natural resource/birding knowledge are highly desired. Currently seeking applicants through June 2020.
Program: Goliad State Park
Contact Person: Emily Byrd
Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405
This position will assist the park interpretive program. Duties may include leading nature walks, providing roving interpretation, maintaining park gardens and nature viewing areas. This position may also be asked to assist with light maintenance of park facilities and grounds based on park needs. Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and ability to walk trailways for 1-2 hours at a time. Shifts would primarily be weekend days or as needed.Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.
If you love to fish, here’s a unique opportunity for a park host at an Inland Fisheries facility! The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has an available position starting immediately for a 3 month term with options for shorter or longer stays. TFFC is a full-production fish hatchery with an aquatic nature center and stocked fishing ponds. Visitors to TFFC enjoy touring the freshwater animal exhibits, viewing a dive show, fishing at the casting ponds and exploring the 0.6 mile Wetland Trail. We provide all equipment for fishing and brief instructional assistance for new anglers. TFFC’s hatchery focuses primarily on largemouth bass production while raising and stocking catfish, koi and trout.
Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite at an adjacent RV park in exchange for a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per week at TFFC and 5 volunteer hours per week at the adjacent RV park. TFFC shifts are primarily weekend with a few weekdays. The main duties of park hosts will be to provide basic fishing instruction, distribute fishing poles and assist with catches. Other duties may include but are not limited to:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal background check is required along with 3 references (character, employment or previous park host). Married couples are welcome to apply together as ample hours are available.
We encourage you to contact Leslie Kessner at 903-670-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Piney Woods campground. As a park host, you will support TPWD’s mission by providing outstanding service to park visitors, providing guided hikes and planning/leading/assisting with Saturday informational events about the park’s natural and cultural resources to the visiting public.
Volunteer duties will include: Represent TPWD State Parks in a positive manner and supplement the work of park staff. Provide customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors. Never engage in law enforcement duties. Coordinate and/or assist with Saturday interpretive events, which may include planning and assembling materials. Provide structured and roving interpretation, including; Lead guided hikes for the visiting public, including school field trip groups. Hikes will include information about the park’s flora and fauna and about the history of its development and cultural resources. Provide general information and assistance to park visitors. Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned host site.
Requirements: Passion for Texas State Parks. Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff. Knowledge and interest in park’s natural and cultural resources and willingness to continue learning. Experience working in a classroom setting or working with young people strongly preferred. Essential opportunity functions require walking or standing for extended period of time. Criminal background check clearance. Ability to maintain campsite as model site.
Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. Training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!
Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Contact Person: Chris Caswell
Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531
Assist with special project(s) across Ray Roberts Complex (Johnson Branch, Isle Du Bois, Greenbelt, & Satellite Boat Ramps): maintenance, interpretative programing, park events, visitor services, trail work, construction/repair projects. and general park upkeep. This Opportunity is available year round. Flexible Schedule. Number of Volunteers Needed: Unlimited. Minimum Age of Volunteers: 16 (if under 18, Volunteer will need to print a Parental Release Form and bring a completed copy to the event) Criminal Background Check: Required.
Program: Ray Roberts Lake State Park-Johnson Branch
Contact Person: Kenneth Saintonge
Contact Phone: (940) 637-2209
Be part of a large-scale prairie and wetland restoration project! Our volunteers come out every Tuesday from 8:00am-11:30am to plant, pot, and perform other restoration activities. Volunteers should expect to get dirty and learn about prairies and wetlands! No experience necessary, orientation and training provided.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Project WILD Facilitator. The WILD suite includes Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD. To find a workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar. If you don't find one in your area, contact the program coordinator. Only Project WILD facilitators may be assigned to this opportunity
Program: Project WILD
Contact Person: Kiki Corry
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4369
Come out to Sheldon and walk the trails! Our rovers interact with guests to answer questions, provide directions, and point out wildlife! Sheldon Lake State Park is open daily from 8:00am-5:00pm. If you enjoy talking to people, this opportunity is for you! Preferred volunteer days are Saturdays or Sundays for 2-3 hours. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.
Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and the ability to walk trails or stand for several hours at a time. Shifts will be primarily on weekend days, or as needed. Volunteer will need to coordinate a schedule with park staff.
This is a year round volunteer opportunity for individuals and groups interested in serving at San Angelo State Park. Volunteer will assist with a variety of duties related to the operation of San Angelo State Park from customer service to facility and grounds maintenance and interpretive events. Contact the park for more information.
Program: San Angelo State Park
Contact Person: Lorianne Pink
Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757
This opportunity is for local volunteers who are not members of the Master Naturalists and who want to participate in prairie restoration efforts at San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship Texas SHS SP. Duties include watering, potting, and planting prairie grasses.
Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS
Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver
Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x245
TITLE: Volunteer Ranger DESCRIPTION: Volunteer rangers assist park staff with various duties related to the battleground. Volunteer rangers may be called upon to provide information, orientation, and interpretation to park visitors. Volunteer rangers can also assist with special events, summer camp, service projects, outreach events, litter pick up, nature programing, cleaning bathrooms and park facilities, or other needed assignments. Duties may include: conducting historic research, planning and delivering interpretive talks, helping with living history programs and tours, creating social media posts, assisting with recreation and outdoor skills-related classes, helping with grounds maintenance, assisting with prairie and marsh restoration projects, etc. TRAINING: Volunteers will be given orientation information about the park and available training and workshop opportunities will be discussed. Where applicable, park staff will provide on the job training and mentoring so that volunteer rangers can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to begin an adventure of a lifetime at the San Jacinto battleground. TIME COMITTMENT: We would prefer to see you at least once a month, if not more often. QUALIFICATIONS: Volunteers must be able to communicate effectively about the site and be able to provide general information and assistance during visitor interactions. Depending on duties assigned, some minor manual labor and the ability to walk and lift items may be required. AGE: 18 years or older. DRESS CODE: We will provide a uniform top and hat but you must provide your own pants. A nice pair of long pants is preferred and jeans are acceptable.
Just like people, wildlife need water too! Help us spread the message by making a presentation or hosting a free video screening of one of TPWD's "Texas the State of Water" documentary films in your community for your friends and neighbors, civic club or church. Contact us for more information or see our web site, http://texasthestateofwater.org
Program: Community Water Education
Contact Person: Melissa Alderson
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060
Assist with teaching fishing skills, catch and release and ethical fishing practices at Sea Center Texas. Most events are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Criminal History Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Program: Sea Center Texas
Contact Person: Jennifer Butler
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.
Contact Person: Connie Stolte
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23