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Park Hosts assist park staff with various duties that include, but are not limited to: trash pickup, fire-ring maintenance, minor construction projects, vehicle repair, assisting with schools groups, special events, and interpretive programs, working the concession stand at our pool, and collecting fees at our headquarters.

Park Hosts work a minimum of 24 hours a week for individuals and 30 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required. All of our sites are 50amp.


Program: Abilene State Park

Contact Person: Candyce Johnson

Contact Phone: (325) 267-4871

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Park Hosts assist park staff with various duties that include, but are not limited to: trash pickup, fire-ring maintenance, minor construction projects, vehicle repair, assisting with schools groups, special events, and interpretive programs, working the concession stand at our pool, and collecting fees at our headquarters.

Park Hosts work a minimum of 24 hours a week for individuals and 30 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required. All of our sites are 50amp.


Program: Abilene State Park

Contact Person: Candyce Johnson

Contact Phone: (325) 267-4871

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General volunteers assist park staff with a variety of duties including, but not limited to: giving interpretive programs and roving interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretative training), general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, special events, community outreach, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up, mowing grass, trimming trees, light repairs, trailwork, and natural resource surveys. Criminal background check is required.


Program: Abilene State Park

Contact Person: Candyce Johnson

Contact Phone: (325) 267-4871

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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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Please note workshops for March and April 2020 have been cancelled.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days.

If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732

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Assist TPWD State Parks archeologists with field work and/or analysis.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Robin Barnes

Contact Phone: (737) 218-2220

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Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you are not currently certified, please contact Burnie Kessner at burnie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov. Please report NASP archery activity here on the survey. Please report Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and other non-NASP archery activity at "Community Archery Education Classes and Events" or "Houston Community Archery Education Classes and Events."


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Apply to volunteer with the Big Country Master Naturalists - in Taylor and surrounding counties.

We meet on the third Thursday at the Taylor County Extension Office in Abilene, Texas

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Program: Big Country Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Big Country

Contact Phone: (325) 672-6048

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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 enjoy the great outdoors and want to put your skills and abilities to use for Texas State Parks? If so, you'll love the scenic canyon landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park, not to mention the Official Bison Herd of Texas grazing out on the prairie. And, best of all, you'll earn a FREE water and electric campsite just for helping us out at only 24 hours per week. This position is open for interested parties for the year 2020 only. Responsibilities inlcude helping with visitation surveys when needed, various facilities maintenance duties, and other volunteer duties as assigned. Park Hosts will be provided a 50 amp RV site with water and sewer connections. You bring your own tent or camper. Good communication skills and a friendly demeanor are the desired qualifications for this opportunity as the Park Host will also assist with face to face communication with visitors. A criminal background check is required.


Program: Caprock Canyons State Park

Contact Person: Le'Ann Pigg

Contact Phone: (806) 455-1492

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Work with park staff under the direction of the volunteer coordinator on a variety of projects including trail maintenance, lake litter control, park litter control, assisting with park interpretation (education), minor maintenance projects, and assist with special events. This role is usually 90% outdoor work in changing Texas weather conditions. We will provide training. Once you are trained you will typically work alone or on small groups. This is a year round opportunity. Whether you want to help one hour or one hundred hours there is an opportunity for you at Copper Breaks.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Will Speer

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Park Host Front Office Clerk (Headquarters Host) at Copper Breaks State Park!


Park Hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Copper Breaks State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing Park Hosts to assist in all aspects of park office operations. Previous Park Host experience is preferred, but not required.


Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the Parks Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The primary schedule for this position is Friday through Sunday. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park.


Requirements:
-Must support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These functions include, but are not limited to, assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees registering campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise.
-Must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time.
-Work a minimum of 30 volunteer hours per week.
-Assist in restroom cleaning duties and facility cleaning duties.

Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Hosts must sign up for at least SIX concurrent months at the park in the same position. Background check required.


Benefits: As a Park Host Front Office Clerk, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors to have a memorable experience. In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for a FREE full hookup camp host site! For the duration of your contract, you are provided with a full hook-up site (water, 30/50/110 electric, and sewer) for free.

Verizon service works well throughout the park, AT&T and Sprint services are not dependable.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Parkk Host Front Office Clerk (Headquarters Host) at Copper Breaks State Park!


Park Hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Copper Breaks State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing Park Hosts to assist in all aspects of park office operations. Previous Park Host experience is preferred, but not required.


Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the Parks Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The primary schedule for this position is Friday through Sunday. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park.

Requirements:
-Must support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These functions include, but are not limited to assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees registering campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise.
-Must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time.
-Work a minimum of 30 volunteer hours per week.
-Assist in restroom and facility cleaning duties.

Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Hosts must sign up for at least SIX concurrent months at the park in the same position. Background check required.


Benefits: As a Park Host Front Office Clerk, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors to have a memorable experience. In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for a FREE full hookup camp host site! For the duration of your contract, you are provided with a full hook-up site (water, 30/50/110 electric, and sewer) for free.

Verizon service works well throughout the park, AT&T and Sprint services are not dependable.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Park Host Front Office Clerk (Headquarters Host) at Copper Breaks State Park!

Park Hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Copper Breaks State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing park hosts to assist in all aspects of park office operations. Previous Park Host experience is preferred, but not required.


Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the Parks Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The primary schedule for this position is Friday through Sunday. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park.

Requirements:
-Must support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These functions include, but are not limited to assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees registering campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise.
-Must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time.
-Work a minimum of 30 volunteer hours per week.
-Assist in restroom and facility cleaning duties.

Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Hosts must sign up for at least SIX concurrent months at the park in the same position. Background check required.

Benefits: As a Park Host Front Office Clerk, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help park visitors to have a memorable experience. In exchange for your time, you will be authorized to stay in the park for a FREE full hookup camp host site! For the duration of your contract, you are provided with a full hook-up site (water, 30/50/110 electric, and sewer) for free.

Verizon service works well throughout the park, AT&T and Sprint services are not dependable.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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Copper Breaks State Park an International Dark-Sky Place 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
- Help lead bird walks
- Help lead night-sky programs
- 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 24 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up site (water/electric 30&50 amp/sewer) and will have access to free laundry facility. Special skills & abilities such as experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, and natural and cultural resource knowledge are highly desired.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

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.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Will Speer

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated Park Hosts. Park Hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom and facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Criminal background check is required


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

Overview //

Copper Breaks State Park is looking for helpful and motivated Park Hosts. Park Hosts will be provided a site with 50/30 amp, water, and sewer. Hosts will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a an individual or 30 volunteer hours per week split between a couple. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom and facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance staff and customer service staff, and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. criminal background check is required.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

Click here for details or to sign up

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