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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 lindsay.pannell@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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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/


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

Click here for details or to sign up

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Volunteer opportunities abound at Palo Duro Canyon State Park! Volunteers are a vital part of the visitor experience. No matter what your interests or level of experience may be, there is something for everyone at Palo Duro Canyon. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with welcoming visitors at the Visitor Center, creating and maintaining trails, collecting camping and day use fees, and participating in a variety of other service-oriented activities.


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

Click here for details or to sign up

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Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Are you looking for a state park close to the beuaty ? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk - Park Host (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: You will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These include, but are not limited to, assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees, checking in (registering) campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise. You must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, assit/help with housekeeping of the HQ and be able to stand for long periods of time. You will work a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for a couple or 30 volunteer hours for single host. 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 front office clerk park host, 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 camphost site! For the duration of your contract. You are provided with a 30 & 50 amp full hook-up (water, electric, and sewer) site for free. The park headquarters has Wi-Fi and Verizon works well throughout the park, AT&T can be spotty.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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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. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance 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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June-August 2020
Enjoy the scenic views of Possum Kingdom Lake as Park Host here at Possum Kingdom State Park. Our park is located on the Southwest end of Possum Kingdom Lake and has activities such as camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and boating the 16,700 acre lake. The host site can accomodate a wide variety of RVs and is equiped with 50,30,20 Amp, water and sewer.

We require a minimum of 24 hours of assigned duties per week. Duties include, but are not limited to: Camp Site Maintenance, Cleaning Restrooms, Grounds Maintenance, Litter Pickup, Customer Service, Facility Maintenance, Trail Maintenance.
If you are interested in this Park Host position please click on the sign up link. Limited availabilty.


Program: Possum Kingdom State Park

Contact Person: Tina Bicknell

Contact Phone: (940) 549-1803

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JUNE-AUGUST 2020
Enjoy the scenic views of Possum Kingdom Lake while serving as a park host at Possum Kingdom SP. Our Park is located on the Southwest end of Possum Kingdom Lake and our activities include camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and boating the 16,700 acre lake.
The host site has a 50/30/20 amp hookup along with sewer and water.
We require a minimum of 24 hours of assigned work per week. Duties include but not limited to: Campsite Maintenance
Cleaning Restrooms
Grounds Maintenance
Litter Pickup
Customer Service
Facility Maintenance
If you are interested in the park host position please click on the SIGNUP link. Limited Availability


Program: Possum Kingdom State Park

Contact Person: Tina Bicknell

Contact Phone: (940) 549-1803

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Do you have a passion for Texas State Parks? Are you a people person? Are you looking for a state park close to the beuaty ? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk - Park Host (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: You will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park office. These include, but are not limited to, assisting headquarters staff by independently collecting entrance fees, checking in (registering) campers, answering phones/visitor questions, providing excellent customer service, and selling store merchandise. You must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math and handling of money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. You will work a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week. 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 front office clerk park host, 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 camphost site! For the duration of your contract. You are provided with a 30 & 50 amp full hook-up (water, electric, and sewer) site for free. Verizon works well throughout the park, AT&T can be spotty.


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. Duties include: Provide quality customer service, litter clean-up, restroom facility cleaning, fire ring cleaning, assisting maintenance 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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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) 267-4871

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Volunteers are needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and families on Saturday, January 11, from 10am to 1pm.
Volunteers are needed to run anger education stations, help with tackle and bait, and assist with fishing.



Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Natalie Goldstrohm

Contact Phone: (325) 692-0921

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*This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2019 Panhandled and North 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

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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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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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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

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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

Contact Phone:

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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

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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

Contact Phone:

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

Contact Person:

Contact Phone:

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This is a year round volunteer opportunity opened to individuals and groups. Volunteers will assist with any park related opportunity as defined by park staff. Contact the park for more information.


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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