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*****Some openings between May and Late summer. ****** We are full for January through April.
Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your Spring and/or Summer in the scenic Lost Pines of Bastrop and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Bastrop State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy the wonderful smell of loblolly pines while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.
Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.

Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop as it is only a five minute drive away from the park! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities! And Austin Airport is only a 20 minute drive away!


Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

*Clean and Maintain Bathrooms
* Oversee and Maintain their Campground Loop
- Which Includes but is not limited to
> Trash Pick up of Entire Loop
> Cleaning out Fire Rings
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist Front Office Staff
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends *
*Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins*
*Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months*
*Must be at least 18 years old.*

*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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*****Openings From July into late Summer******* We are full through June
Come join our team and experience life beneath the beautiful Spanish moss at Buescher State Park! Spend your fall / winter /spring / summer seasons tucked away in this little hidden jewel of Central Texas and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Buescher State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy this very unique, beautiful, and peaceful area while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.
Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.
Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (30 amp, no 50 amp sites) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop as it is only a five minute drive away from the park! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities!
Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing at this little piece of heaven!

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

*Clean and Maintain Bathrooms
* Oversee and Maintain their Campground Loop
- Includes but is not limited to
> Trash Pick up of Entire Loop
> Cleaning out Fire Rings
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist Front Office Staff
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends *
*Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins*
*Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months*
*Must be at least 18 years old.*
*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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(1) Spot for Park Hosting -
One spot avalible starting June 2019 at beautiful Stephen F. Austin - 30 miles West of Houston off of I-10. Participating Park Host(s) 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 Host(s) 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

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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.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Josh Crawford

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Palmetto State Park is constantly in need of volunteers to assist with small tasks around the park. If you would like to help, have community service hours, or are just looking for something fun to do, please sign up!


Program: Palmetto State Park

Contact Person: Jason True

Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266

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**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

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Help us maintain our beautiful trail system. This includes all levels of trail maintenance from trash pickup to more advanced skills.


Program: Palmetto State Park

Contact Person: Jason True

Contact Phone: (830) 672-3266

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Volunteers will be utilized to assist with researching, installing, and maintaining a geocaching course as well as conducting programs and special events related to geocaching.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

Contact Person: Josh Crawford

Contact Phone: (903) 945-5256

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Help TPWD staff (Fri.-Sun., 27-29 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: Robert Ramirez

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4528

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Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hosts to assist with our administrative functions for 2019. We need a friendly helper who can collect fees, check in campers using the TxParks computer system (training is provided), and provide excellent customer service. This position requires willingness to work any shift on any weekday/weekend, including holidays, in both our fee booth and headquarters.

Nestled on the shore of Lake Texoma in North Texas, Eisenhower State Park offers enthusiastic individuals or couples the opportunity to become part of our great team of volunteers and staff - all while working and living in a bustling park! Eisenhower State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail, bouldering opportunities, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.

Primarily, the Park Host (Administration) position includes working with park headquarters staff to perform fee collection, general clerical duties, answering phones, and light maintenance & cleaning of headquarters. Additional opportunities exist to assist our Park Interpreter with educational activities and with general maintenance throughout the park. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week as scheduled by the park, Park Hosts are provided with full hook-up sites (water, sewer, and 50/30 amp electrical) at no charge. As a bonus, our hosts have access to their own full-sized washer and dryer facility!

Things to know & things to do:

1. Current openings: July 1 - October 31.
2. Apply to this posting through this website.
3. Pass a background check.
4. Complete an interview with Park Staff.
5. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.
6. Report to Office Manager for assignments.
7. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.
8. For first time park hosts this opportunity would last for a minimum of 3-months, and for experienced hosts, a minimum of 1-month. There is a maximum stay of 6-months.


Program: Eisenhower State Park

Contact Person: Ben Fleury

Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956

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Openings available: January - December 2020


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

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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.


Program: Fort Parker State Park

Contact Person: Amanda Zumwalt

Contact Phone: (254) 562-5751

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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 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

Contact Person: Blackland Prairie

Contact Phone:

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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

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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

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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

Contact Phone:

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Sign up for Master Naturalist Certification training with the Central Texas Chapter.
Click for Registration Materials and Schedule
We 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

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Apply to become a member of the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists
Visit our website at CTMN.org


Program: Cross Timbers Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Cross Timbers TMN

Contact Phone:

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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

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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

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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

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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 Office
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Program: Guadalupe Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Guadalupe

Contact Phone:

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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

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Apply to join the Heartwood Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. We work in Montgomery and Walker counties and part of North Harris county.
We meet the first Wednesday of each month (NO meeting in December). Visit our website for more information.


Program: Heartwood Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Heartwood

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Indian Trail Master Naturalists - in Ellis and Navarro Counties
We 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

Contact Phone:

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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

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Apply to volunteer with the North Texas Master Naturalists.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in Dallas.

Visit our website.


Program: North Texas Master Naturalists

Contact Person: North Texas

Contact Phone: (214) 904-3050

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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.

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Visit our Facebook Page


Program: Prairie Oaks Master Naturalists

Contact Person: POMN

Contact Phone: (214) 577-9119

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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.

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Visit our Facebook Page


Program: Rio Brazos Master Naturalists

Contact Person: RBMN

Contact Phone: (254) 835-4473

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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.

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Program: Rolling Plains Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Rolling Plains

Contact Phone: (940) 723-4174

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Date/Time: Thursday, July 11th from 10a 12p

Location: Seguin Outdoor Learning Center

Activites: Teach casting, knots/tackle, habitat/ecology, safety/ethics and fishing + (fish cleaning)


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Beth Trapp

Contact Phone: (210) 238-1450

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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*


Program: Bonham State Park

Contact Person: Jason Schooley

Contact Phone: (903) 583-5022

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Unlimited opportunities for volunteers to assist with eradication of invasive species within park campsites. This opportunity is available year around.


Program: Nails Creek - Lake Somerville

Contact Person: Travis Schoppe

Contact Phone: (979) 289-2392

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****This is NOT a host position****

Please select Dinosaur Valley SP- Park Host- 2019 for host positions

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: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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**This is not a park host position**

Please select Dinosaur Valley SP- Park Host- 2019 for host positions

This position will assist park staff with various duties to include: general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, registering campers and collection of various fees, and interacting with a large number of visitors.
Volunteers should have a basic understanding of and the ability to use computers, and the ability to provide professional interactions with customers. Criminal background check is required.


Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contact Person: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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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, stocking shelves at our park store, and collecting fees at our headquarters.

Park Hosts work a minimum of 24 hours a week for individuals and 30 hours for couples. A Criminal Background Check is required.

We have (2) 30amp sites and (1) 50amp site.


Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contact Person: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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***This is NOT a park host position.***

Please select Dinosaur Valley SP- Park Host- 2019 for host positions

Volunteers play a vital role in the conservation and stewardship of Texas' natural and cultural resources. Join the rangers of Dinosaur Valley State Park and play your part in providing a rewarding experience for our guests.

A Volunteer field ranger has various duties that include, but are not limited to: trash pickup, fire-ring maintenance, minor construction projects, vehicle repair, trail maintenance, mowing, gardening,trail maintenance, tree assessments and site checks.


Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contact Person: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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We have a critical need for certified divers to assist with our exhibits and education programs. We especially need a Tender as safety diver while our staff diver conducts daily show for visitors.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Volunteers are needed to teach basics of fishing through 5 hands-on stations and assist with attendees fishing. Stations include knot tying, casting, safety, Fish ID/ecology, and basic tackle. The Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4-H Club will be giving out youth fishing combo kits with a rod and reel.

Please note: Parking is very limited. Park staff will be directing everyone to a parking spot. A short walk may be required to the event space. Bathrooms are only available at the front entrance and campgrounds. Plan accordingly.

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Location: Buescher State Park - Canoe Launch Area, 100 Park Road 1E, Smithville, 78957
Volunteer Time: 8:30a to 12:30p


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Training Specialist

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472

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Sheldon Lake State Park offers field trips to local groups and schools, typically from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and occasional Saturdays. Field trip volunteers support staff by assisting with fishing programs, nature walks, and other programming. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.


Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Taylor Shimabukuro

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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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.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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We have a need for a motivated volunteer/volunteers to Park Host!


Ft. Boggy State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing park hosts to assist in all aspects of park operations. Previous park host experience preferred, but not required. Ft. Boggy State Park is open to the visiting public year round. Park hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays. Hosts are a vital part of the park's operation. As park hosts, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors to have a memorable experience. Park Hosts will assist park staff with the day-to-day operations of Ft. Boggy State Park. Duties include campsite checks, general cleaning of facilities (restrooms, campsites and cabins), grounds maintenance, including but not limited to removing trash, painting, assisting park staff by providing quality customer service, completing visitation surveys and various small projects as needed in the park. There are also opportunities to assist with park interpretive and outreach programs.


In exchange for a minimum of 24 hours per week of work (per campsite/couple) park hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric-50/30 amp). Phone and internet hook up available at campsite but would be at the park hosts' expense. Verizon and AT&T cell service work best in the park, other carriers have limited or no signal. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal Background Checks are required for all persons living/staying in a host site. Park owned vehicles are available to park hosts for the performance of host duties. Please contact host coordinator April Dillon at 903-344-1116, if you would like to join our staff in preserving and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Ft. Boggy State Park while providing quality customer service in a beautiful, friendly, and serene park setting.


Program: Ft. Boggy State Park

Contact Person: JD Miller

Contact Phone: (903) 344-1116

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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.


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Harman

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x221

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Lake Whitney State Park is looking for dedicated, hardworking, and trustworthy people to start a Friends Group as well as numberous other volunteer opportunities.

Are you great at doing any of the following?
Fundraise, Volunteer, Outreach, Special Events/Programs, Donation intermediary, Passion and Resources Protection

Don't miss out on this and the many other ways that you can volunteer at Lake Whitney State Park!
Apply now for great opportunities to serve your local State Park!


Program: Lake Whitney State Park

Contact Person: Adam Bain

Contact Phone: (254) 694-3793

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The purpose of Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. shall be to preserve, promote, and serve Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit in efforts to host and provide services through educational, civic, and social activities as deemed necessary by the Corporation. Membership is open to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and associations who have an interest in Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit. Membership dues are payable at any time. The period of membership is from the date dues are paid until the same date the next year. The Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. has sponsored and funded many community and park events to include: catfishing tournaments, Christmas events, egg hunts, kids fishing days, hunter education classes, membership drives, fish frys, concerts, and fundraisers. This group has been instrumental in funding several projects to enhance opportunities at the park including the construction of the Bluebonnet Fishing Pier and the addition of artifical fish habitat at the fishing pier. For more information, contact Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit at 903-395-3100.


Program: Cooper Lake State Park/Doctors Creek Unit

Contact Person: Mindy Hicks

Contact Phone: (903) 395-3100

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This opportunity is specifically for members of the Friends of Cleburne State Park to record their volunteer hours for park related projects and programs.


Program: Cleburne State Park

Contact Person: Josh Tiller

Contact Phone: (817) 645-4215 x222

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An outreach volunteer works with or is a part of the Friends of Fort Boggy State Park and participates in outreach activities such as community events, parades, & passing out informational flyers.


Program: Ft. Boggy State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (903) 344-1116

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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.

The park features multiple boat ramps, fishing, geocaching, and over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Interested applicants (and their co-resident) 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: Natalie Allen-King

Contact Phone: (972) 291-6505 x242

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