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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: Michael Pospisil

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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Are you passionate 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, and help promote conservation.


Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Contact Person: Amy Kocurek

Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636

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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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WHEN:  Saturday, September 8, 2018    10am-2pm
WHERE TO MEET:  The Pavilion at 10:00am

The natural beauty of the Frio attracts more than 400,000 campers every year to swim and fish the 2.9 miles of river running through our park.  Help us keep the beautiful Frio River clean, clear, and healthy by joining us to pick up trash in and along our section of the Frio from the RR 1050 bridge down to Old Baldy.  

In exchange for your participation, enjoy an overnight campsite Saturday night ON US!  Contact headquarters at (830) 232-6132  By August 31, 2018  if you will need a campsite.

6:00PM @ Pavilion - An appreciation dinner provided by Friends of the Frio.                        

Garner State Park is located at 234 RR 1050 in Concan, TX. For more info, call (830) 232-6132 


 


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Lisa Villanova

Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x224

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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


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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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: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800

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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

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(If you are interested in hosting please apply for our separate hosting opportunity.  If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.)

We train twice per year in February and September. However, this year we will postpone the September training due to staffng constraints. Your application will be considered for the February 2018 class. 

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: Monica Stewart

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Daingerfield has recieved a $4,750 Bratten Foundation Grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to fund three projects in the park. The projects include restoration of a CCC design feature – the CCC Picnic Island, rediscovery and public display of a CCC construction implement – CCC Roller and the development of period correct picnic tables to replace aluminum tables that currently impact the historic Pavilion’s viewshed. We need volunteers to help with cleaning the CCC Picnic island, clearing around the CCC roller, and a volunteer with carpentry skills to assist with construction of wooden picnic tables.


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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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

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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 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

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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: Tim Gibbs

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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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

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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 Walks

Volunteers 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

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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:



  • programs for school groups, scouts, and other groups

  • guided hikes and nature programs

  • special events

  • Roving interpretation

  • Nature Center staffing and displays

  • Connecting visitors to nature


Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907

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Assists the Aquatic Exhibits Curator with behind-the-scenes daily operations, maintenance, special projects, preparing diet and feeding various fish. Certified Scuba divers may assist in underwater operations or maintenance.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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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


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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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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Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers guided hikes. 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

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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, and community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!

Join us today!

For more information contact:
Jamie Gillis @ Jamie.Gillis@tpwd.texas.gov or
Enola Bowers @ cmaladee@gmail.com


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

Contact Phone: (210) 334-9328

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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

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Do you have a passion for the outdoors and for our natural resources? Have you spent time learning about local cultural history or geology? Would you like to make a lasting impact and difference in a young person's life that they will remember forever?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may be perfect for the Trails to Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA project we are hosting at Government Canyon SNA. The project is going to bring youth from economically distressed and underserved areas in Bexar County to Govt. Canyon for a basic hike, and learning experiences.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the events which would be roughly a half day in length and for people with all kinds of experience in the Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Geology or History fields or with no experience at all but who have an interest in reaching youth from urban, economically distressed portions of San Antonio who may not have ever been in an outside setting before.

The program will now be occurring mostly during winter and spring. These learning experiences could cover any number of topics regarding conservation including; native plants, recharge zones and aquifers; wildlife; endangered species; current topics in conservation for e.g.., animal sightings at the canyon; Skin and Skulls (a predator vs prey lesson) or Project WILD lessons and others not mentioned here.


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.


How This Helps Our Community


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

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This opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this filed are encouraged to apply.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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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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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.


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: John Koepke

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2010

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Aid the park interpreter with programs and hikes.


Program: Lockhart State Park

Contact Person: Lauren Hartwick

Contact Phone: (512) 398-3479

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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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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!

Barrington Farm


Program: Barrington Farm

Contact Person: Barb King

Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214

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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

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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:



  • Guided Hikes (Plant/Tree/Bird ID, etc.)

  • Art in the Park

  • Special Events (Photography, History, Geocaching, etc.)


Positions are available for the weekends, but an occasional week day shift is possible. At a minimum, 3-4 hours of volunteer work per month is required. Please attend a training to learn more!

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 **


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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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.


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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Assist with Lockhart State Park's regularly scheduled elementary 5th grade field trip learning stations.


Program: Lockhart State Park

Contact Person: Lauren Hartwick

Contact Phone: (512) 398-3479 x224

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Learn new skills and give back to your local State Park! Some very exciting projects are on the horizon! No experience necessary. Our very knowledgeable rangers will train you in proper tool usage, trail specifications, and natural resource management. Anyone with experience is welcome to become a crew leader if willing to commit to a schedule (flexible). ***All minors 15 years or older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event. For their safety, no children younger than 15 or pets allowed.***

This opportunity is limited to 20 volunteers per event for safety precautions. Large groups can be accommodated if planned in advance. Please email me below.



Please email to RSVP @ Jamie Gillis (Jamie.Gillis@tpwd.texas.gov) for more information.


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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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, and maintaing greenspaces and gardens.

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. 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.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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Come to the beautiful Cross Timbers of Texas as a park host, assisting the park rangers in providing visitors with educational activities. The park host will assist in nature hikes, natural and historical program activities and ranger lead outdoor recreational activities. The park host will also help to maintain the butterfly garden and the bird and wildlife viewing areas. In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided a full hook-up camp site, with electrical service, water, sewer and Wi-Fi in the area. City amenities within 3-5 miles from park. Groceries, laundry, restaurant, etc.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal Background Checks are required for all persons living/staying in a host site. Park owned vehicles are available to park hosts for the performance of host duties.


Program: Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

Contact Person: David Owens

Contact Phone: (940) 327-8950

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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 summer of 2019.


Program: Goliad State Park

Contact Person: Emily Byrd

Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405

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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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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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:



  • Facility maintenance (sweeping, checking and cleaning bathrooms, etc.)

  • Grounds maintenance

  • Interpretive programs and tours

  • Supervising event rentals

  • Assisting with special events


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 leslie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov with questions.


Website: www.tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Resaca de la Palma is seeking friendly and outgoing park host for the season 2018. Park host have the opportunity to work in a wide range of activites including but not limited to interpretation, special events, visitor center, grounds work, and maintenance. Previous park host experence is nice, but not a requiment. Come and enjoy south Texas at Resaca de la Palma state park.


Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Contact Person: Kelly Cummins

Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920 x291

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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!


 


Call for available dates or additional details.


Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Contact Person: Paige Green

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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Tasks will vary. Hosts will assist with day-to-day operations including visitor services, maintenance, facility clean-up, special events and other duties as needed. Tasks will be tailored to suit the skills and interests of each volunteer.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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Park Hosts are volunteers that live onsite in RVs at San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS SHS. Park Hosts duties include: Docent/Deck Watch, grounds and trail maintenance, conducting interpretative programs, curatorial projects, Battleship restoration, and custodial duties. Other projects may be available on a case by case basis. Please contact the Park Host coordinator for a specific list of job duties. Park Hosts receive a RV hookup with 50/30 AMP electric, water, and sewer in exchange for a commitment of 100 hours per month for each RV site. No experience is necessary. Orientation and training are provided.


Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS

Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x232

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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

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Be part of a large-scale prairie and wetland restoration project! Our volunteers come out every Tuesday from 8:00am-11:30am (Prairie) and Wednesday 9:00am-11:30am (Wetland) 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.


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 x230

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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

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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.


Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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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: Tony Wheeler

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757 x222

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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 x232

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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: A minimum of 10 hours per month.


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.


Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS

Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x232

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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.


Program: San Jacinto Battleground SHS

Contact Person: Katelyn Shaver

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x232

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