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Longhorn Cavern State Park is looking for a park host volunteer to stay on-site and assist in all aspects of maintenance and cleaning duties, including (but not limited to) the following: Lawn and grounds care, grounds equipment maintenance, security (including gate operations), and trash collection.


The park host will be provided a campsite with 50/30 amp power, water, and sewer. The host will be required to complete a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week.


Don't miss this great opportunity to stay on site and work in one of the most unique places in Texas. Applicants must be 18 years or older; some plumbing and electrical experience preferred. Criminal background check required.


Program: Longhorn Cavern State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2022 x230

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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape!

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old. Or be accompanied by a guardian if under 18.
Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).
After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator log volunteer hours and follow/utilize all PPE.


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape!

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old. Or have a guardian present if under 18.
Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).
After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, we can get you started!


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your fall and/or winter 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!

Duties of the Park Host

*Required*

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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 with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

*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 starting May 1st. Priority given to Park Hosts who can join our team for 6 months!*****

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 Smithville as it is only a six minute drive away from the park! Historic Downtown Bastrop is only a 15 minute drive away! 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

*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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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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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

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Jason.True@Tpwd.Texas.gov with any questions and scheduling. Volunteers will not be approved until after a contact email.


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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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 only for approved and selected 2019 Panhandled and North Texas Ambassadors.*

The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities to foster the next generation of State Park stewards!

To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on Instagram: @txstateparkambassadors and Facebook: /texasstateparkambassadors.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days.

If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732

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Apply to volunteer with the 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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