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Current Availabilty: SEPT - NOV 2018

Would you enjoy watching the most spectacular stargazing in north Texas or the sun rise and set on beautiful breaks of Copper Breaks State Park International Dark Sky Place? Activities in the park include camping, biking, horseback riding, stargazing, nature watching, swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and boating on the 60 acre lake & 10 acre pond. This adventurous park and the surrounding Native American historical areas will enliven you during you Park Hosting adventure.


Park Hosts at Copper Breaks State Park join a committed team of professionals whose goal is to provide visitors with a superior outdoor experience, along with conserving the park’s natural & cultural resources for present and future generations.


Park Host sites at Copper Breaks State Park can accommodate a wide variety of RV’s with 50/30/20 Amp hook-ups. A washer and dryer is available on site for you to use


We require a minimum 24 hours for single host or 30 hours for couple host per site of assigned work per week for our Park Hosts. We understand that each Park Host has different skill sets and our goal is to match you with your skills and passions. Park Host duties at Copper Breaks State Park are varied but may include the following depending on park needs:


- Campsite Maintenance
- Cleaning Restrooms and Bathhouses
- Grounds & Facility Maintenance
- Customer Service & Revenue Collection at the Park Headquarters
- Afterhours Campsite Checks
- Carpentry
- Trails Maintenance
- Interpretation


If you are interested in this Park Hosting adventure, please click on the link below. Limited availability so contact us today!!


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger

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 with small maintenance projects, assist customer service staff in park headquarters, perform revenue collection in park visitor center, assist with interpretive programs and other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
A Criminal Background Check is required.
*Host must have dependable transportation.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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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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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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Volunteer will lead a basic angler course for youth and families for the "Take Me Fishing" program on Copper Breaks State Park's Lake. Teaching the basics of knot-tying, safety, fish ID, casting, and more. Fishing tackle and poles will be available at the park for participants. Volunteer must be a certified angler education instructor. A criminal background check is required. Call the park for available dates and times.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Edwin Quintero

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331 x

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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

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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.

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Program: South Plains Master Naturalists

Contact Person: South Plains

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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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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

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Park host will be expected to perform light maintenance duties in return for waived camping fees. Minimum time commitment is one month. Duties assigned will include but not limited to: litter pickup, cleaning restrooms, historic buildings, and cabins.

-Volunteers must pass criminal background check


Program: Fort Richardson SP

Contact Person: Angelina Shawn

Contact Phone: (940) 567-3506 x

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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

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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

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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 jeff.davis@tpwd.texas.gov.


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Jeff Davis

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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assists in setting up breaking down and presenting programs


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Edwin Quintero

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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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

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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.


Program: Lake Brownwood State Park

Contact Person: Kim Delgado

Contact Phone: (325) 784-5223

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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


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135 x

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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, create and maintain trails, collect camping and day use fees, and participate in a variety of other service-oriented activities.   


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Jeff Davis

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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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.


Program: San Angelo State Park

Contact Person: Tony Wheeler

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757 x222

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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.


Program: San Angelo State Park

Contact Person: Tony Wheeler

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757 x222

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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: Jeff Davis

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2227 x2067

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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 25 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) 572-3204

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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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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

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Sky guide volunteers support the StarWalk program, astronomy and the dark sky park initiative.


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Katelyn Juenger

Contact Phone: (940) 839-4331

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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


Program: Community Water Education

Contact Person: Melissa Alderson

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060

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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

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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

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Assisting TPWD with maintenance of the State Parks Geocache Challenge.


Program: Geocache Challenge

Contact Person: Robert Owen

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8791 x

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Includes the folliwing Counties:Andrews
Armstrong
Bailey
Borden
Briscoe
Carson
Castro
Childress
Cochran
Collingsworth
Cottle
Crosby
Dallam
Dawson
Deaf Smith
Donley
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Gaines
Garza
Gray
Hale
Hall
Hansford
Hartley
Hockley
Kent
King
Knox
Lamb
Lipscomb
Lubbock
Lynn
Martin
Moore
Motley
Ochiltree
Oldham
Parmer
Potter
Randall
Roberts
Scurry
Sherman
Stonewall
Swisher
Terry
Wheeler
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Dickens
Hardeman
Haskell
Hemphill
Hutchinson
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Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA

Contact Person: James McClure

Contact Phone: (806) 676-1232

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