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The Nails Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park is currently accepting applications for park hosts to join our team. Revel in solitude and soak up nature as you assist us in providing top notch recreational facilities and outdoor experiences to Texans of all ages. We will be initiating a variety of exciting natural resource management and park improvement projects in the coming year. Spaces available starting September 1st, 2017. Give us a call or send an email for more information. Life's better outside!
Program: Nails Creek - Lake Somerville
Contact Person: Brian Wildey
Contact Phone: (979) 289-2392
Click here for details or to sign up
(1) Spot for Park Hosting - One spot for June 2018 - Sept. 2018 at beautiful Stephen F. Austin - 30 miles West of Houston off of I-10. Participating Park Hosts will have an assigned area to help maintain. Park Host sites consist of 50 amp hookup with water and sewer. 32 hours of volunteering (per week) is required, this can be done individually or per couple. Park Hosts must be 18 years or older and pass a criminal background check.
Program: Stephen F. Austin State Park
Contact Person: Randy Fields
Contact Phone: (979) 885-3613
Any training provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife
Program: Cross Timbers Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Cross Timbers
Contact Phone: (817) 507-6340
Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 28-30 SEP) with fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Lacey Estus
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361
**We currently need hosts for Summer 2017 and into 2018!**Full hook-up campsite and entrance fees waived in exchange of just 25 hours labor! Flexible hours and various responsibilities, including but not limited to: maintenance, mowing, campground checks, trash pickup, late registration, boat attendant, restroom maintenance, and customer service. Opportunities are for a minimum of two months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval upon availability. Various slots open throughout the year for either couples or individuals. MINIMUM AGE: 21 CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED
Program: Palmetto State Park
Contact Person: Jason True
Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266
Boat Attendant needed, must be willing to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Job Duties will include: assisting HQ & visitors with boat rentals by unlocking boats, providing life jackets, locking up boats and equipment upon return. Boat Attendant will also loan out fishing rods upon HQ/vistor request. Other park duties may be assigned as needed.
Fort Parker State Park offers enthusiastic and interested individuals or couples a chance to stay and have fun in a beautiful and diverse park while gaining experience in park operations and visitor services. As a park host, you will be representing the park by greeting the public and helping set the tone for a pleasant stay. You will provide assistance to park staff in the areas of grounds keeping, litter pickup, cleaning facilities including restrooms, trail maintenance and a variety of special park projects. You may also assist with interpretive programs, work in the Nature Center and provide tours. You will be required to work 25 hours per week. A 50/30 amp full hookup site is provided at no charge. A criminal background check is required. We welcome park hosts year round.Things to know & things to do:1. Apply to this posting through this website.2. Pass a background check (zero cost to you).3. Complete an interview with Park Staff.4. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.5. Report to Volunteer Coordinator and Lead Ranger for assignments.6. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.
Program: Fort Parker State Park
Contact Person: Julia Young
Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751
Do you love working with your hands? Do you want to spend more time in the outdoors? Are you looking for a way to work out without going to the gym? You're in luck! Fort Parker State Park is seeking a skilled and reliable volunteer to help with maintenance tasks throughout the park. These opportunities could include but are not limited to, facility maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment repair, trail maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Things to know & things to do: 1. Apply to this posting through this website. 2. Pass a background check (zero cost to you). 3. Complete an interview with Park Staff. 4. Once accepted, log all volunteer hours online monthly. 5. Report to Volunteer Coordinator and Lead Ranger for assignments. 6. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position. Additionally, this is not a Park Host vacancy.
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 Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists - in the Collin County area.We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Heard Natural Science Museum. Visit our website.
Program: Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists
Apply to volunteer with the Bluestem Master Naturalists - in the Grayson County area. We meet on January 18, March 15, May 17, July 19, September 20, and November 15. Visit our website. View our facebook page here.
Program: Bluestem Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Bluestem Master Naturalists
Contact Phone: (903) 815-1643
Apply to volunteer with the Bois dArc Master Naturalists - in the Fannin County area. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Fannin County AgriLife Extension office, 2505N. Center St., Bonham, TX 75418. Visit our website.
Program: Bois d'Arc Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Bois d'Arc
Contact Phone: (903) 583-7453
Apply to volunteer with the Brazos Valley Master Naturalists - in the Brazos County - Bryan / College Station area.We meet on the second Thursday of each month. Visit our website for more information.For current events, check out our facebook page.
Program: Brazos Valley Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Brazos Valley
Sign up for Master Naturalist Certification training with the Central Texas Chapter.Click for Registration Materials and ScheduleWe meet monthly at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Belton Church of Christ.
Program: Central Texas Master Naturalists
Contact Person: CenTexMN
Contact Phone: (254) 760-4739
Apply to become a member of the Cross Timbers Master NaturalistsVisit our website at CTMN.org
Contact Person: Cross Timbers TMN
Apply to volunteer with the El Camino Real Master Naturalists - in the Milam County area.We meet on the second Thursday of the month. Visit our website.
Program: El Camino Real Master Naturalists
Contact Person: El Camino Real
Contact Phone: (254) 697-7045
Apply to volunteer with the Elm Fork Master Naturalists - in the Denton County area.We meet at the Denton County Elections/Technology Building 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101 Denton, TX 76208 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Visit our website.
Program: Elm Fork Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Elm Fork
Contact Phone: (940) 349-2883
Sign up for Master Naturalist Certification training with the Gideon Lincecum Chapter. We meet at 9:00 am on the third Saturday in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Program: Gideon Lincecum Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Lincecum
Contact Phone: (979) 338-9374
Apply to volunteer with the Guadalupe Master Naturalists - in the Guadalupe County area.We meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the Texas Agrilife Extension OfficeVisit our website
Program: Guadalupe Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Guadalupe
Apply to volunteer with the Heart of Texas Master Naturalists. We serve in the McLennan, Bosque, Hill, Limestone, Falls and Coryell county areas.We meet on the 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October & December at the fabulous Lake Waco Wetlands facility.Visit our website
Program: Heart of Texas Master Naturalists
Contact Person: HOTMN
Contact Phone: (254) 265-4883
Apply to volunteer with the Heartwood Master Naturalists. We work in Montgomery, Walker, Liberty countys and part of Harris county.We meet the first Wednesday of each month (NO meeting in December). Visit our website.
Program: Heartwood Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Heartwood
Contact Phone: (936) 273-2261
Apply to volunteer with the Indian Trail Master Naturalists - in Ellis and Navarro CountiesWe meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 6 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX, Family Life Center; Gathering Room. Our meeting is followed by a free and open to the public nature related program. Visit our website. Find us on facebook at Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter.
Program: Indian Trail Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Indian Trail
Apply to volunteer with the Lost Pines Master Naturalists - in the Bastrop and Caldwell County area.We meet on the third Monday of each month, usually at the Buescher State Park Rec Center, 100 Park Road 1E, Smithville, TX 78957. Visit our website.
Program: Lost Pines Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Lost Pines
Contact Phone: (512) 332-7280
Apply to volunteer with the North Texas Master Naturalists.We meet on the first Monday of each month in Dallas. Visit our website.
Program: North Texas Master Naturalists
Contact Person: North Texas
Contact Phone: (214) 904-3050
Apply to volunteer with the Prairie Oaks Master Naturalists. We serve the Erath county areas in the Prairies and Lakes region.Our chapter was established in the Winter of 2016. We are a group of citizen volunteers committed to the beneficial management of our natural resources and natural areas through volunteer service and educational outreach. We meet monthly.Visit our WebsiteVisit our Facebook Page
Program: Prairie Oaks Master Naturalists
Contact Person: POMN
Contact Phone: (817) 584-6192
Apply to volunteer with the Rio Brazos Master Naturalists. We serve the Hood, Johnson, and Somervell county areas in the Prairies and Lakes region.Our chapter was established in the Spring of 2005, and we are currently staffed with about 60 members. As with the many other state-wide Master Naturalist chapters, we are a group of citizen volunteers committed to the beneficial management of our natural resources and natural areas through volunteer service and educational outreach. Visit our WebsiteVisit our Facebook Page
Program: Rio Brazos Master Naturalists
Contact Person: RBMN
Contact Phone: (254) 835-4473
Join us at the Rolling Plains Master Naturalist Chapter Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St, Wichita Falls TX. Visit our Website
Program: Rolling Plains Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Rolling Plains
Contact Phone: (940) 723-4174
Mother Neff State Park is located in the Central Flyway Migratory Corridor and also contains priority habitat for the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. We are currently seeking volunteers from beginners to experts to assist with birding programs for school fieldtrips, bird walks and other special events.
Volunteers will be assisting program participants with how to properly use binoculars, identify birds, and learn the importance of preserving our native habitat for wildlife. Volunteers can also help support through maintaining bird blinds and assisting in bird surveys.
This project is supported by a Bratten Foundation Grant. Your participation as a volunteer helps us meet grant requirements.
Program: Mother Neff State Park
Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick
Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224
We are looking for a friendly Park Host, starting in May 2018, to assist with daily operations at Bonham State Park. Duties may include, but not limited to, campsite, restroom and group facility cleanup, grounds mainteance (including mowing and weed eating), trail maintenance, customer service, fee collecting, and special projects.Host will be provided with a 30/50 Amp, full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 30hours/week per couple or 24 hours/week for individual. Hosts are asked to work a minimum of three months.Criminal Background Check RequiredPlease contact Bonham State Park for more information
Program: Bonham State Park
Contact Person: Jason Schooley
Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022
Volunteer to help the Bonham team keep the park looking great and offering programs to our visitors. Help is needed in every aspect of the park's operations; from maintaining the parks grounds and facilites to presenting interpretive programs on the park. Contact the park staff for details and any questions. *No Campsite Included*
Assists the Aquatic Exhibits Curator with behind-the-scenes daily operations, maintenance, special projects, preparing diet and feeding various fish. Certified Scuba divers may assist in underwater operations or maintenance.
Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Contact Person: Leslie Kessner
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272 x
Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place. When: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8am to 3:30pmVolunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up. Where: Sonora Park, 224 South New Hope Rd., Kennedale, TXThe event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.
Contact Person: Michael Scherer
Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221
Assists the general public and organized groups that come to our center to enjoy a day of fishing. Examples of some duties performed include: greeting the public, delivering safety and fishing orientations, preparing bait, repairing rods and reels, removing fish hooks, and recording attendace data. Criminal background check required.
Want to continue the legacy?Formed in December of 1993, The Mother Neff State Park Association (MNSPA) is a non-profit organization that arranges special events, programs, raise funds, and assists with park operations that not only benefit the park, but enhance the visitors' experience. MNSPA elects board members and has a signed memorandum of agreement with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.MNSPA was one of the first state park associations and continues to support the first state park in Texas.
Contact Person: Jamie Harman
Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x221
Openings available: March - December 2018 and all of 2019
Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person? Are you looking for a state park close to Dallas? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at Cooper Lake State Park’s South Sulphur Unit!
Park hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. South Sulphur 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 Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday - Thursday) and then 8:00am - 7:00pm (Friday). The primary schedule for this position is Friday – 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 free for the duration of your contract. You are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up (water, electric, and sewer) site for free. The park headquarters has Wi-Fi and Verizon and AT&T work in most campsites but can be spotty.
Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
Contact Person: Josh Crawford
Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256
Great hosts at our site are enthusiastic self-starters who care about our visitors having a memorable experience. In exchange for 100 hours of service per month, hosts are provided with a full hook-up campsite with water and electricity (50 amp) and sewer hookups. Laundry facilities are available in the park. Park hosts assist with daily operations at Fairfield Lake State Park. Duties may include, but are not limited to, campground cleanup, restroom maintenance, grounds maintenance, office work and special projects.
Program: Fairfield Lake State Park
Contact Person: Daniel Stauffer
Contact Phone: (903) 389-4999
Cedar Hill State Park is looking for volunteers to commit 24 hours per week to assist with customer service at our park headquarters in exchange for a full hookup campsite (water, electricity, and sewer). Tasks will consist of: answering telephones; interacting with large numbers of guests; answering questions and disseminating park information; registering campers and collection of fees; light cleaning and maintenance to include litter pick-up; and other office duties as assigned.Volunteers considering this opportunity should have the ability to use computers. Cash-handling experience is preferred. Days vary based on volunteer availability, must be available on Saturday and/or Sunday at least every other weekend. Must have at least a Class C RV, 5th wheel, or bumper-pull trailer. Three - six month committment.Positions available for the 1:15 - 10:15 PM shift only.The park features multiple boat ramps, fishing, geocaching, and over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails. Interested applicants must click "Sign Up" on this page to fill out the online application. After applications are received, applicants will receive an emailed questionaire requesting additional information.
Program: Cedar Hill State Park
Contact Person: Beth Tragus
Contact Phone: (972) 291-3900 x224
General maintenance This volunteer opportunity is ongoing beginning January 1, 2017 ~Minimum age of 17 ~Criminal history check required
Program: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery SHS
Contact Person: Dennis Smith
Contact Phone: (979) 968-5658
Join us by volunteering in our maintenance department, our goal is to serve the public by enhancing the grounds and facilities of Stephen F. Austin State Park! Volunteers must be 18 years or older and a criminal background check will be required.
Enjoy a rewarding experience in your state park by providing maintenance for facilities, grounds and trails in Birch Creek State Park. This opportunity is available 7 days a week and a back ground check is required. Sign up to help us manage and conserve this natural wonder.
Program: Birch Creek - Lake Somerville
Contact Person: Steve Weaver
Contact Phone: (979) 535-7763
Enjoy a rewarding experience in your state park by volunteering your time to assist park rangers with various needs. Volunteers are needed to support park maintenance including but not limited to minor construction/carpentry, painting, campsite maintenance, facilities maintenance, trail maintenance, tree clearing, habitat restoration, vegetation control and other miscellaneous maintenance activities including equipment repair if skilled in that area. There are also opportunities to assist with office duties and interpretive ranger programs as needed. This opportunity is available seven days a week with a flexible schedule working between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A Criminal Background check is required.
Assist hatchery staff with pond management, fish culture, and hatchery maintenance. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas about 90 miles west of Ft. Worth.
Program: Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery
Contact Person: Michele Nations
Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301
Be a part of Texas history!Located off the beaten path in the quiet community of Anderson, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is home to one of the few remaining stagecoach inns of Texas. Open Saturdays and Sundays, it offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and see what accommodations would look like for a traveler in the 1850s, with each room carefully staged as if its occupants had just walked away moments before.
We offer a variety of programs that include stagecoach rides on the 2nd Saturdays of March-October on our red replica 1820s Concord stagecoach.
There are a variety of opportunities available at Fanthorp to suit your interest.
Program Presenter:If you would enjoy engaging visitors with the history of the Inn, there are opportunities to lead guided tours and assist with special programs.
Curatorial:For those who have or desire to work with the Inn’s collection of furnishings and artifacts we offer opportunities to assist in their maintenance and care. Fanthorp Inn houses an extensive collection, mostly from the mid-19th century with a few special Fanthorp family heirlooms.
Research:If you enjoy research, join us in pursuing a better understanding of the events and lives surrounding Fanthorp Inn.
Program: Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Contact Person: Jon Failor
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x224
Giving educational 'Bat Chats', collecting bat roost data, attend regular meetings and training
Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program
Contact Person: Diana Foss
Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x21
Assist park staff with duties to include: giving interpretive programs and roving interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretative training). Criminal background check is required.
Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Person: Nicole Gilbert
Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588
Interpreter - Docent ~ Assist staff by providing weekend tours and special tours of historic sites to various age groups. ~Must participate in and pass docent class prior to being allowed to give tours. ~ Criminal background check required.
Contact Phone: (979)968-5658
Under the direction of Park Management, this person will assist with and/or leads interpretive programs for Stephen F. Austin State Park. This position may also assist with the removal of non-native flora. Interpretive Volunteers must be 18 years or older and a criminal background check will be required.
Aid the park interpreter with programs and hikes.
Program: Lockhart State Park
Contact Person: Lauren Hartwick
Contact Phone: (512) 398-3479
Do you like to teach people? So do we!Volunteers on Barrington Farm dress in period appropriate clothing and interpret the life and lifestyle of those living at the home of Anson Jones in 1850. The volunteers may also assist with school tour groups which consist of children of all ages and backgrounds.Barrington Farm is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS in Washington, TX. Straddling the land between the Prairies and Pineywoods, our park is nearly 300 acres. Adjacent to the longest river in the state, with 2 miles of well-manicured trails, we are where Texas became Texas!Barrington Farm
Program: Barrington Farm
Contact Person: Barb King
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214
We connect with our visitors in a number of ways at Washington-on-the-Brazos that include living history programs as well as guided history and nature based tours. If you enjoy interacting with people than this is a great volunteer opportunity for you! You can open up the past to park visitors by sharing with them the unique role Washington played in the birth of the Repulic of Texas in 1836 or connect visitors to our natural surroundings on the trails that wind through our nearly 300 acre site. Criminal background check required.
Program: Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS