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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. 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 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 (water/electric 30&50 amp/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. Special skills & amp; experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, or natural & amp; culture 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 //

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

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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 (water/electric 30&50 amp/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. Special skills & amp; experience in birdwatching, astronomy, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, or natural & amp; culture 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

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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

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Volunteers will help Copper Breaks SP Staff Complete Bird Blinds Project


Program: Copper Breaks State Park

Contact Person: Marci Frost

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) 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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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 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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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.


Program: Fort Richardson State Park

Contact Person: Michelle Evans

Contact Phone: (940) 567-3506

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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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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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Volunteers needed to teach basic fishing skills to youth and families.

Where: Walmart
4350 Southwest Dr
Abilene, TX 79606


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Michael Cornett

Contact Phone: (325) 733-4488

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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. 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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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

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Join us in our park maintenance department and assist in the beautification, maintenance and upkeep of the park grounds, facilities and trails.
Desired Qualifications:
Skilled in general building and grounds maintenance
Minimum age: 18 unless accompanied by parent.


Program: Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

Contact Person: David Owens

Contact Phone: (940) 327-8950

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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: Lorianne Pink

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757

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Assist with various duties to include clerical duties, reservation and daily entrance fee procedures,must be computer literate, filing, answering phones, clean office and restrooms, and assist in locking gate in the evenings. Host will be provided with full hookup (water, electricity, sewer) 50 amp. One site is 48' and the other site is 53'.


Program: Lake Colorado City State Park

Contact Person: Martha Martinez

Contact Phone: (325) 728-3931

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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: Lorianne Pink

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757

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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

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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 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.


Program: Caprock Canyons State Park

Contact Person: Le'Ann Pigg

Contact Phone: (806) 455-1492

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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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Partners In Palo Duro Canyon is formed as an educational and charitable support group for Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Through recruitment and organization of volunteers, finances and resources, Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation will enhance the educational, interpretive and recreational opportunities of the Park.

Volunteers are an essential key to our success at the Canyon Gallery/Visitors Center in Palo Duro Canyon. Without the volunteers, we could not meet the goals that we have or could we accommodate, meet and greet all visitors who come to our park. Not only do you have the opportunity to meet some very unique individuals but also to get to know our great park staff. Often times, there will be an educational program that is held within our Visitor Center that you will have the chance to listen in on and learn something new about our beautiful State Park.

Our volunteers sign up to work 4 hour shifts (either 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) Monday through Saturday and Sundays (1:00 pm 5:00 pm). There are experienced individuals as well as training videos waiting to help get you up to speed on information and the history of our store and our park. Each of our volunteers receives credit for hours worked and will receive a gift card at the end of each fiscal year for the amount of hours worked. This gift card is for purchases in our Canyon Gallery gift shop. In addition, volunteers also receive a 20% discount off of one item purchased in the store.

Unique, educational, and adventurous, are just a few of the words we use to describe the wonderful experience you will find in volunteering with Partners In Palo Duro Canyon Foundation.

Let us help you explore a new and adventurous journey!


Program: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Contact Person: David Townsend

Contact Phone: (806) 488-2506

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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

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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: Lorianne Pink

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757

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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: Marci Frost

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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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
Yoakum
Dickens
Hardeman
Haskell
Hemphill
Hutchinson
Jones


Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA

Contact Person: James McClure

Contact Phone: (806) 676-1232

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