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General volunteers assist park staff with a variety of duties to including, but not limited to: giving interpretive programs and roving interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretative training), general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, special events, community outreach, cleaning facilities, litter pick-up, mowing grass, trimming trees, light repairs, trailwork, and natural resource surveys. Criminal background check is required.
Program: Abilene State Park
Contact Person: Candyce Johnson
Contact Phone: (325) 572-3204
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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
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
Apply to volunteer with the Big Country Master Naturalists - in the Taylor County area.We meet on the third Thursday at the Taylor County Extension Office in Abilene, Texas Visit our website.
Program: Big Country Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Big Country
Contact Phone: (325) 672-6048
Apply to volunteer with the Llano Estacado Master Naturalists. The chapter draws its members from the cities of Big Spring, Midland, Odessa, and other communities of the Southern Llano Estacado.We meet at 7:00 monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Sibley Nature Center in Midland, TX. Visit our Facebook site. Visit our TXMN website.
Program: Llano Estacado Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Llano Estacado
Apply to take certification training with the Panhandle Master Naturalist Chapter Application for Membership Panhandle Chapter Website
Program: Panhandle Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Panhandle
Contact Phone: (806) 670-7392
Apply to volunteer with the South Plains Master Naturalists. Located in the Lubbock area of the Texas Panhandle.Visit our website
Program: South Plains Master Naturalists
Contact Person: South Plains
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
Facility and grounds maintenance to include but not limited to working with park staff in duties mowing, weed eating, trash pickup, routine cleaning of restroom and other facilities, camp ground clean up and maintenance, electrical and plumbing maintenance and repair, general knowledge of carpentry and small equipment maintenance and repair. Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, provide own transportation and live within a short traveling distance of the park. Scheduled work days will normally be Monday-Friday but may include weekends. Normal work hours will be from 8-5. Criminal background check will be required.
Program: San Angelo State Park
Contact Person: Tony Wheeler
Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757 x222
Helping with facility and grounds maintenance. Clean, mow, tractor work. You must get clearned on equipment before you can begain work with it. Must follow TPWD Safty Rules and Regs.
Program: Lake Colorado City State Park
Contact Person: Martha Martinez
Contact Phone: (325) 728-3931
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
Assist hatchery staff with maintenance, pond management and fish culture. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas, approximately 23 miles west of Wichita Falls below Lake Diversion.
Program: Dundee Fish Hatchery
Contact Person: Michele Nations
Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery Houston
Contact Person: Kendrick Gray
Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located in the beautiful and colorful second largest canyon in the United States, is searching for volunteer park hosts to assist with educational programming. In exchange for 24 hours of volunteer service per week, you will receive a full-hookup campsite located on the rim of this amazing canyon. This host's primary duties will consist of assisting the park interpreter with ranger talks, nature hikes, and other programs for school children and the public. Other duties will include assisting with cleaning of the park's cabins, laundry, and assisting with customer service at park headquarters.
Hookups include water, 50-amp electrical service, and sewer. Laundry facilities and internet access are available in the park as well.
For more information, please contact the park's volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Contact Person: Jeff Davis
Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067
assists in setting up breaking down and presenting programs
Park host position at Lake Brownwood State Park. Duties include keeping cabins and lodges clean, changing linens, checking for maintenance issues, and laundering of dirty linens. May perform other duties as assigned.Position includes an RV camping spot in exchange for 24 hours of service per week per campsite.
Program: Lake Brownwood State Park
Contact Person: Kim Delgado
Contact Phone: (325) 784-5223
Park host position at Lake Brownwood State Park. Duties include taking care of an assigned camping loop restroom, campsite cleaning, litter pick up, mowing of camping loop, and other maintenance duties as needed.Position includes RV camping spot in exchanged for 24 hours of service per week per campsite.
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
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Burnie Kessner
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135
Park Hosts will assist park staff with the day-to-day operation of San Angelo State Park. Duties may include, but are not limited to; the collection of fees for day use and camping customers at the North Shore and/or South Shore gatehouses, morning and evening opening and closing of gates, routine bathroom, facility and campground maintenance, weed eating and mowing the park camp areas, litter pickup, assisting park staff with various maintenance projects and general customer service. Park Host schedules for the gatehouse operations will be coordinated with other park hosts but may include any day Monday-Sunday with hours from 8am-9pm. Hosts will be provided with a 50/30 Amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 30 hrs/wk per couple or 24 hrs/wk per individual. Hosts are asked to work a mimimum of two months. Call park for available dates. Criminal Background Check is required.
Welcome to beautiful West Texas! San Angelo State Park's Park Hosts assist park staff with the day-to-day operations of San Angelo State Park. Duties may include, but are not limited to; the collection of fees for day use and camping visitors at the North Shore and/or South Shore gatehouses, morning and evening opening and closing of gates, routine bathroom, facility and campground maintenance, weed-eating and mowing the park camp areas, litter pickup, assisting park staff with various maintenance projects and general customer service. Park Host schedules for the gatehouse operations will be coordinated with other park hosts but may include any day Monday-Sunday with hours from 8am-7pm. Hosts will be provided with a 50/30 Amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 24 hours per week. Hosts are asked to work a minimum of two months, but based upon park needs there is flexibility in scheduling. Call park for available dates.
Would you like to spend time in a beautifully colored canyon in the Panhandle of Texas? Palo Duro Canyon State Park is the place for you. In exchange for 24 hours a week of volunteer service, your full-hookup campsite is furnished in the second largest canyon in the United States. Palo Duro Canyon offers the unique opportunity to camp on the floor of the canyon and explore over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. Park hosts will reside in a camping loop and will have full hook ups at their site (water,electric, and sewer). Hosts will also have access to a washer and dryer. Park hosts will help with the daily chores of maintaining their assigned camping loop, and other service opportunities exist depending on your desires and skill set. For more information about the park, please visit http://palodurocanyon.com/
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 2019 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.
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 25 hours a week for individuals and 30 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required. All of our sites are 50amp.
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
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.
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
Sky guide volunteers support the StarWalk program, astronomy and the dark sky park initiative.
Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger
The Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) curriculum is spreading across the state in classrooms from upper elementary to High School and in Informal learning sites (zoos, aquariums, nature centers and parks). TAS Facilitators should volunteer for this great opportunity. http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science
The Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach program is looking for you. The Texas Buffalo Soldiers program provides educational experiences that connect underrepresented populations with the outdoors through interpretive story telling of the Buffalo Soldiers the country's first professional African American soldiers. The Texas Buffalo Solders program brings history to life with stories, costumes and tools. At one of our programs, you can learn how to track an animal, and fish with a cane pole. The Buffalo Soldiers program is looking for volunteers of all skills and abilities, including: - Photographers and Videographers - General program assistance - Outdoor skill facilitators - Costumed interpreters.
Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program
Contact Person: Luis Padilla
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8569
The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program helps introduce public families and community partner groups to great camping experiences in DFW Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including: nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, outdoor cooking, photography, safety management, and more. The TOF program reaches hundreds of participants every year! We could not do it without the assistance of our amazing volunteers.
Program: Texas Outdoor Family
Contact Person: Lisa Henderson
Contact Phone: (512) 354-9124
Assisting TPWD with maintenance of the State Parks Geocache Challenge.
Program: Geocache Challenge
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8791
Includes the folliwing Counties:AndrewsArmstrongBaileyBordenBriscoeCarsonCastroChildressCochranCollingsworthCottleCrosbyDallamDawsonDeaf SmithDonleyFisherFloydFoardGainesGarzaGrayHaleHallHansfordHartleyHockleyKentKingKnoxLambLipscombLubbockLynnMartinMooreMotleyOchiltreeOldhamParmerPotterRandallRobertsScurryShermanStonewallSwisherTerryWheelerYoakumDickensHardemanHaskellHemphillHutchinsonJones
Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA
Contact Person: James McClure
Contact Phone: (806) 676-1232