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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
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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 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 Park Host opportunities, please apply for our separate Park Host opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.*Volunteer training dates for 2020 will be announced.Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.Volunteering at Brazos Bend 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
Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists with the collection of fisheries related data. Handling of fish, boating on skiffs and research vessels required.
Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 2
Contact Person: Faye Grubbs
Contact Phone: (361) 825-3281
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, but are not limited to: - Greeting customers - Planning and delivering interpretive activities and events such as hikes, birding, children's programs, and whatever else interests you- Cleaning 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: Debbie Hicks
Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240
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. Apply online at tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer.
Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit
Contact Person: Mindy Hicks
Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100
Under the direction of the Park Superintendent and Park Interpreter, this position will serve as an interpretative volunteer for Cooper Lake State Park. This position will be required to research, prepare and present interpretative programs to groups of park visitors as needed in an effort to enhance the visitor's experience at Cooper Lake State Park. This position will also work with park management to plan special park events.Apply online at tpwd.texas.gov/volunteer.
Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Park 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, hiking, and being active in their surroundings to: - Greet and provide historical content to visitors - Assist the park interpreter with scheduled programs - Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly - Assist with special events - Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds - Assist park staff in opening and closing of main park gate, and other duties as needed.In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week for a single individual or 30 volunteer hours split between a couple, Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up site (water,electric 30/50 amp and sewer) and will have access to free laundry facility.Preffered knowledge, skills, and abilities in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking, Native American history, natural and cultural resources are highly desired.
Program: Copper Breaks State Park
Contact Person: Will Speer
Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331
Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Park 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, hiking, and being active in their surroundings to:- Greet and provide historical content to visitors-Assist the park interpreter with scheduled programs-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly-Assist with special events-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds-Assist park staff in opening and closing of main park gate, and other duties as needed.In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week for a single individual or 30 volunteer hours split between a couple. Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water,electric 30/50 amp and sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility.Preffered knowledge, skills, and abilities in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking, Native American history, natural and cultural resources are highly desired.
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 cleaning up after 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 at (903-645-2921).
Program: Daingerfield State Park
Contact Person: Tony Smith
Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921
Since the 1930's, Davis Mountains State Park and Indian Lodge has been an iconic destination for travelers near and far. As an interpretive volunteer, you can help us engage and inspire visitors by leading programs, hikes, walks and talks, and helping with school groups and special events. Whether it's a birding walk, a star gazing program, a native plant hike, a children's program, a talk about wildlife, or simply supporting our existing programs, we'd love to put your expertise and skills to good use!
Program: Davis Mountains State Park
Contact Person: Tyler Priest
Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301
Join The Devil's Sinkhole Society and help with interpretation, event planning, and general maintenance. Criminal background check is required.
Program: Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area
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! Park Ranger will be providing instructional training in the end of May 2020. 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.
Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit
Contact Person: Nora Padilla
This is NOT a Park Host position.Please select Dinosaur Valley SP - Park Host - 2019 for Host positionsVolunteers play a vital role in the conservation and stewardship of Texas' natural and cultural resources. Join the Rangers of Dinosaur Valley State Park and play your part in providing a rewarding experience for our guests.A Volunteer Field Ranger has various duties that include, but are not limited to: - Trash pickup- Fire-ring maintenance- Minor construction projects- Vehicle repair- Trail maintenance- Mowing, gardening and tree assessments- Site checks- Interpretive programs- Assisting office front office staff
Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Person: Asa Vermeulen
Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588
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: Craig Brooks
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222
Assist park staff with duties that may include: - Presenting educational and interpretive hikes and talks - Assisting with guiding hikes and evening programs - Performing roving interpretation including table demonstrations - Art in the park programs - Informal interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretive training) A criminal background check is required.
Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Contact Person: Stephanie Croatt
Contact Phone: (830) 685-3030
Gardening, maintenance, nature walks (can train). Must pass criminal background check to help with children (especially school group outdoor education).
Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park
Contact Person: Jose Uribe
Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919