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Current Availabilty: 2019 and 2020 are full.

Have you ever thought about living in one of Texas' hidden treasures at no cost? The "Cathedral of the Trees" - Daingerfield State Park is one of Texas' oldest state parks that abound with awe-inspiring natural beauty and a rich cultural tradition. Even though this Civilian Conservation Corps built park is almost 80 year old, it had a multi-million dollar facelift in 2010 which is evident with the new bathhouses, restored historic Pavilion and the multiple full hook-up campsites. Visitor activities are focused in and around the park's 80 acre lake with swimming, boating and fishing activities. Hiking around the lake on the Rustling Leaves Trail or reaching the summit on the Mountain View Trail are also important visitor activities. Come dance the night away at the historic Pavilion with a retro Jukebox. The rich and varied park will recharge you during you Park Hosting adventure.


Park Hosts at Daingerfield State Park join a committed team of professionals whose goal is to provide visitors with a superior outdoor experience, interpreting the natural world and conserving the park's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to love and cherish.


Park Host sites at Daingerfield State Park can accommodate a wide variety of RV's with 50/30 Amp full hook-up and 30 Amp full hook-up sites. The park has excellent cell phone coverage with Verizon & AT&T and has Wi-Fi connectivity within portions the park. A washer and dryer is available on site for you to use.


We require a minimum 25 hours per site of assigned work per week for our Park Hosts. We understand that each Park Host has different skill sets and our goal is to match you with your skills and passions. Park Host duties at Daingerfield State Park are varied but may include the following:


- Campsite Maintenance
- Cleaning Restrooms and Bathhouses
- Grounds Maintenance
- Assisting with Interpretative Programs
- Assisting with Special Events
- Superior Customer Service at Park Headquarters
- Afterhours Campsite Checks
- Carpentry
- Facility Maintenance


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


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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Are you passionate about the outdoors, knowledgeable about nature, and interested in gaining new skills, experiences, and references?
Volunteer to staff the nature center, lead guided hikes, provide arts and crafts programs, and help with field trips.
You can share your knowledge with park visitors, spark curiosity, and open minds and hearts to nature.


Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Contact Person: Amy Kocurek

Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636

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Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hosts to assist with maintenance throughout the park in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will assist with loop and grounds maintenance, custodial work, and miscellaneous projects throughout Eisenhower State Park. This position requires the ability to work any shift on any weekday/weekend, including holidays.

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, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.

Primarily, the Park Host (Maintenance) position includes working with park maintenance staff to pick up litter, clean restrooms, help to identify and repair maintenance and safety issues, conduct facility inspections, mow and weed-eat during the growing season and assist with other miscellaneous maintenance tasks and projects throughout the rest of the year. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per site, per week as scheduled by the park (usually [4] 6 hour shifts), 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 - August; July - November.
2. Apply to this posting through this website.
3. This position requires driving a State Park vehicle. Out-of-state applicants may be required to furnish copies of their motor vehicle records at their own expense (usually $5-$10 per record). Please contact Eisenhower State Park for more information.
4. Pass a background check.
5. Complete an interview with Park Staff.
6. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.
7. Report to Lead Ranger for assignments.
8. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.
9. 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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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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Assisting in maintaining trails and cleaning debris from existing trail network.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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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 Cypress Basin Master Naturalists - in the Harrison County area.

Our Chapter meetings are on January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, and November 17. 

Visit our website.


Program: Cypress Basin Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Cypress Basin

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the East Texas Master Naturalists.

The East Texas Chapter serves the ten county area including Smith, Cherokee, Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt, Rains, Wood, Upshur, Gregg, and Rusk counties.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.  Visit our website for more information


Program: East Texas Master Naturalists

Contact Person: East Texas

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalists.

The Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalist chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is located in one of the most heavily wooded areas of East Texas, surrounded by 3 lakes: Lake Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend and Dam B (aka Lake Steinhagen).

It is just a few miles north of the Big Thicket National Preserve. The wild Neches River is the western boundary of Jasper County, and the Sabine River is the eastern edge of Newton County.

Visit our website here


Program: Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Longleaf Ridge

Contact Phone: (409) 238-0263

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Apply to take certification training with the Lower Trinity Basin Texas Master Naturalist Chapter


Program: Lower Trinity Basin Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Lower Trinity Basin

Contact Phone: (936) 334-3230

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Apply to volunteer with the Piney Wood Lakes Master Naturalists.

A Piney Wood Lakes Texas Master Naturalist is exposed to the diversity of the plants, animals and geology of the Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Tyler County region through Experienced Instructors in Basic Training, Field Trips and Community Projects!

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Program: Piney Wood Lakes Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Piney Wood Lakes

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Red River Master Naturalists - in the Northeast corner of Texas.

Visit our website.


Program: Red River Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Red River

Contact Phone: (903) 966-2722

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Apply to volunteer with the Sabine Neches Master Naturalists in the Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin County area.
We meet at 6:30pm on the 4th Thursday of the month at various places in the area.
Visit our website for meeting and other information.


Program: Sabine-Neches Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Sabine-Neches Chapter

Contact Phone: (409) 882-7010

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Tyler State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts. Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week. Duties include, but are not limited to, morning and afternoon campground checks, restroom cleaning, routine facility and campground maintenance, litter pickup, assisting maintenance staff and customer service. Please call for available dates. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal Background Check is required. *Must have dependable transportation.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Boyd Sanders

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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Come join us for some hands on learning while getting your hands dirty!
Would you like to learn more about gardening with native plants, saving butterflies and other pollinators, and attracting wildlife to your yard?
Sign up to help us create a place where people can go to learn, enjoy nature, and to get inspiration for using eco-friendly native plants in their landscape. Get some valuable, and practical experience by helping us to plan, plant, and maintain the garden while you learn the ins and outs of using native plants.



Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907

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This volunteer will support our park staff with greeting & assisting our park visitors in our park store/boathouse operation and our headquarters.  Depending on their knowledge, skills, and abilities, this volunteer could assist with intepretive programs, help visitors into their rental boats, sell merchandise from our park store, or sell day use permits.  We are looking for a friendly face to join our team and help ensure our visitors receive excellent customer service while staying at Tyler State Park.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Boyd Sanders

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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Volunteers at Daingerfield State Park help us preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage of Texas. The “Cathedral of the Trees” - Daingerfield State Park is one of Texas’ oldest state parks. Even though this Civilian Conservation Corps built park is almost 80 year old, it had a multi-million dollar facelift in 2010 which is evident with the new bathhouses, restored historic Pavilion, and the multiple full hook-up campsites. Visitor activities are focused in and around the park’s 80 acre lake with swimming, boating and fishing activities. Hiking around the lake on the Rustling Leaves Trail or reaching the summit on the Mountain View Trail are also important visitor activities. Starting in the Summer of 2017 we will be having weekend dances with a Jukebox. 

We are looking for volunteers who can help us with a multitude of projects. Some examples include

- Trail Clean up
- Assisting with or leading interpretive programs or activities
- Helping decorate, working during, or clean up special events (Valentine’s Day Dance, Christmas in the Park, Halloween Event, and others)
- Helping with weekend Dances
- Painting
- Splitting wood
- Service Projects
- Your Passion!


Groups or volunteers can contact the park to set up a time to volunteer or attend scheduled public volunteer days and special events. If you would like to be put on the park’s volunteer mailing list apply online or contact the Park (903-645-2921).


Program: Daingerfield State Park

Contact Person: Tony Smith

Contact Phone: (903) 645-2921

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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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Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors? Do you love sharing your knowledge with others? If you enjoy talking and learning about nature and being outside in the beautiful East Texas Pineywoods this is the opportunity for you!


Work with park interpreter to present interpretive programs and create materials for our park visitors that will engage them in learning and caring for nature. Village Creek State Park needs you and your skills and enthusiasm.


As an Education/Interpretive Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:



  • programs for school groups, scouts, and other groups

  • guided hikes and nature programs

  • special events

  • Roving interpretation

  • Nature Center staffing and displays

  • Connecting visitors to nature


Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907

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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: Jacob Poinsett

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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Overview: Caddo Lake State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Pineywoods campground. As a park host, you will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding customer service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.


Field Duties Include: This position assists park maintenance staff with day to day operations of a state park. Duties may include maintaining the cleanliness of assigned areas; keeping assigned bathrooms cleaned and stocked; maintaining and cleaning assigned camp loops; operating mowers, weed-eaters; other duties as assigned by maintenance specialist or volunteer supervisor. Position requires standing for long periods of time, carrying, and walking. Shifts may vary, primarily daytime.

Customer Service Duties Include: This position assists park headquarters staff by answering telephones, collecting fees, issuing camping permits, and other duties as assigned by office manager or volunteer supervisor. Position requires sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing. Shifts depend on season/park need and may include regular business hours or nights and weekends.


Required Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older. Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and custodial tasks; criminal background check required.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience using hand tools and basic maintenance equipment; money handling experience


Time Commitment and Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up campsite. Park hosts must commit to a minimum one-month stay, though priority will be given to those who can stay three to six months. All training and equipment will be provided. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!


Contact: Rebecca Manning (email preferred)


rebecca.manning@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Caddo Lake State Park

Contact Person: Rebecca Manning

Contact Phone: (903) 679-3351

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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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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at Atlanta State Park!

Park hosts are a vital part of any park's operation. Atlanta 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 Atlanta State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:00am 5:00pm. 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. 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 work in most campsites but can be spotty. Washer and Dryer available for use by host.


Program: Atlanta State Park

Contact Person: Kayla Williams

Contact Phone: (903) 796-6476

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Assist our maintenance staff with general park maintenance tasks such as: painting, mowing, weedeating, litter removal, splitting firewood, clearing brush, storm clean-up, and other general tasks as needed. These maintenance volunteers will not live on site.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Boyd Sanders

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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Village Creek State Park is looking for volunteers with building and grounds maintenance, electrical work, carpentry, trail maintenance, equipment repair, and other general maintenance skills to support our park maintenance team. Your time, energy and skills will help support the park team in managing and conserving the park's natural and cultural resources while keeping the park safe and enjoyable for our park visitors.



Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 751-3907

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Enjoy a rewarding experience in your state park by providing maintenance for facilities, grounds and trails in Mission Tejas State Park. This position serves as a generalist with the ability to clean restrooms and perform basic carpentry along with light mechanic work, possible plumbing, and some minimal electrical work (i.e. install light fixtures). This individual may be called upon to assist in repairing broken water lines, troubleshooting sewer or drainage systems, paint signs or buildings, remove downed trees, repair fences and perform general lawn maintenance. 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: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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The general volunteer position for Huntsville State Park is for volunteers who wish to help in any way possible, whether that be maintenance, interpretive progamming, or leading guided hikes. If you are interested in assisting the park and do not have a specific task in mind, then this is the one you want!

Hello and thank you for signing up to volunteer at Huntsville State Park! Once you are signed up, please send an email to Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov stating what you were hoping to do to help the park.


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Ted Pick Jr

Contact Phone: (936) 355-9275

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Mission Tejas State Park is seeking enthusiastic, friendly, and outgoing individuals to assist the park with Interpretive (Ranger) programs. There are opportunities to lead nature walks, history hikes, and various other programs. There will also be opportunities to assist with outdoor educational events such as archery, fishing, and geocaching. There is also a need for assistance with school fieldtrips throughout the year.


Preferred experience would include some knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Pineywoods region of Texas, although anything can be learned. Experience presenting to groups and ability to hike trail for 1-2 hours at a time. Most programs take place on weekends at various times. There is the ability to make your own schedule, you can even create your own programs if desired.


Please consider a fulfilling opportunity giving back to our community by joining the Mission Tejas State Park team!


Contact the park at 936-687-2394, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. We may be out in the park working so please leave a message if you get our answering machine. Follow-up emails directed to Jared.Shamburger@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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Tyler State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts. Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week. Duties include, but are not limited to, morning and afternoon campground checks, restroom cleaning, routine facility and campground maintenance, litter pickup, assisting maintenance staff and customer service. Please call for available dates. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal Background Check is required.

*Must have dependable transportation.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Boyd Sanders

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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Huntsville State Park is looking for volunteers with maintenance, electrical work, carpentry or manual labor experience and a love for state parks to support the maintenance team! Your time, energy, and skills will support the park team in managing and conserving the park's natural and cultural resources and keep the park safe and usable for visitors.

Maintenance volunteers assist with park maintenance, including but not limited to minor construction/carpentry, trail maintenance, tree clearing, habitat restoration, and other projects depending on skill set.


Volunteers will receive safety and equipment training and will learn about park maintenance operations. Positions are available throughout the week. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum 4 hour shift. A criminal background check is required.

*Once you complete your online application to become a volunteer please email Ted Pick at Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Ted Pick Jr

Contact Phone: (936) 355-9275

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Martin Creek Lake is currently without a Park Interpreter on staff.  In order to provide regular park programs for our guests, we will need a team of dedicated volunteers willing to put on basic programs (mostly on Saturdays).  Volunteers will receive training in park interpretation, will actively participate in providing/supporting quality interpretive programing for park visitors.  This may include on and off site programs for school groups or staffing a table at outreach functions.  Interested parties should contact Nic Maloukis, park superintendent, prior to applying for to be part of this team. 


Program: Martin Creek Lake State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Hurst

Contact Phone: (903) 834-4336

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Docents provide visitor services by answering questions and educating visitors about the history of Mission Tejas State Park. No prior knowledge necessary.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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We have a need for a motivated volunteer/volunteers to Park Host for 2019!


Mission Tejas State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, and outgoing park hosts to assist in all aspects of park operations. Previous park host experience preferred, but not required. Mission Tejas 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 Mission Tejas State Park.  Duties include campsite checks, general cleaning of facilities (restrooms and campsites), grounds maintenance, including but not limited to mowing, removing trash, painting, assisting park staff by providing quality customer service, operating our NEW museum, 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). Wi-Fi is available within the park.  Verizon and T-Mobile 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 Dawn Gilbert, 936-687-2394, if you would like to join our staff in preserving and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Mission Tejas State Park while providing quality customer service in a beautiful, friendly, and serene park setting.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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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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Work with park staff under the direction of the park volunteer coordinator on a variety of natural resource based projects including trail maintenance, assisting with park interpretation (education), and maintaing wildscapes and gardens. This role is ususally 90% outdoor work in changing Texas weather conditions, often on a trail. We will provide training. Once you are trained you will typically work alone or on small groups.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to over 300 species of native and migratory birds. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058 if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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In exchange for 24 hours per week, host are provided with a 50 amp sewer, water and electric campsite. Duties include campground and day use maintenance, restrooms, special projects, trail maintenance and customer service. Duties dependant upon the current park needs and skills of the volunteer. Background Check Required


Program: Atlanta State Park

Contact Person: Kayla Williams

Contact Phone: (903) 796-6476

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This position assists the park headquarters staff by answering telephones, answering questions from customers, and by helping with office tasks such as organizing, filing, etc. This position may be asked to perform other administrative tasks and to assist with visitor surveys, and assist visitors with use of self pay station. This position may also include assisting with mgmt of the park store including inventory, ordering materials, and sales. Shifts depend on season and park need and may include regular business hours or nights and weekends.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058 if you have any questions regarding this position or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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This position will assist the park interpretive program. Duties may include leading nature walks, providing roving interpretation, maintaining park gardens and nature viewing areas. This position may also be asked to assist with light maintenance of park facilities and grounds based on park needs. Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and ability to walk trailways for 1-2 hours at a time. Shifts would primarily be weekend days or as needed.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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This position assists park staff with day to day operations of a state park. Duties may include, operating mowers, weed-eaters and chainsaws, firewood collection, operating lumber mill, cleaning restrooms, cleaning campsites, completing visitor use surveys, trash collection, and light repairs. Shifts may vary, primarily daytime, but always include one Saturday or Sunday each week.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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Openings available: April 2020 - December 2020.

Huntsville State Park is looking for friendly, motivated, and energetic Park Hosts to work and live in its beautiful Pineywoods campground! As a park host, you will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.

Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner; maintaining cleanliness of assigned areas, including keeping assigned bathrooms cleaned and stocked and collecting trash from assigned camp loops; assisting with maintenance operations as assigned by maintenance specialist or volunteer supervisor; providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors; and maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site.

Requirements: Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and equipment use; essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; background check required.

Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week for one individual or 32 volunteer hours per week for a couple, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!

Call for available dates or additional details.

*Once you complete your online application to become a Park Host please email Jessica Bright at Jessica.Bright@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Jessica Bright

Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644 x33

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This position assists park staff with complex repairs, new construction, and routine maintenance. Prefer experience in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, vehicle maintenance and repair, and small engine diagnostics and repair. Shifts will be based on skills and park needs, but always include one Saturday or Sunday per week.

Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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If you love to fish, here’s a unique opportunity for a park host at an Inland Fisheries facility! The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has an available position starting immediately for a 3 month term with options for shorter or longer stays. TFFC is a full-production fish hatchery with an aquatic nature center and stocked fishing ponds. Visitors to TFFC enjoy touring the freshwater animal exhibits, viewing a dive show, fishing at the casting ponds and exploring the 0.6 mile Wetland Trail. We provide all equipment for fishing and brief instructional assistance for new anglers. TFFC’s hatchery focuses primarily on largemouth bass production while raising and stocking catfish, koi and trout.


Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite at an adjacent RV park in exchange for a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per week at TFFC and 5 volunteer hours per week at the adjacent RV park. TFFC shifts are primarily weekend with a few weekdays. The main duties of park hosts will be to provide basic fishing instruction, distribute fishing poles and assist with catches. Other duties may include but are not limited to:



  • Facility maintenance (sweeping, checking and cleaning bathrooms, etc.)

  • Grounds maintenance

  • Interpretive programs and tours

  • Supervising event rentals

  • Assisting with special events


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal background check is required along with 3 references (character, employment or previous park host). Married couples are welcome to apply together as ample hours are available.


We encourage you to contact Leslie Kessner at 903-670-2272 or leslie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov with questions.


Website: www.tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272

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Enjoy the amazing diversity of plants and wildlife while hosting at beautiful Village Creek State Park. Hosts will help park staff with a variety of duties in exchange for a free full hook-up (water, sewer, 50amp) campsite during their tenure as a host. Village Creek State Park is located in Lumberton, Texas, just 10 miles North of Beaumont in the East Texas Pineywooods. Required duties of Park Hosts: * Represent TPWD in a positive manner *Comply with all park regulations and safety guidelines *Clean and maintain public areas in park including campsites and bathrooms *Oversee and maintain camping loops -Assist Visitors -Make rounds of camping loops between 5 - 10 PM -Lock and secure gate at 10 PM -Let staff know of campers arriving after hours by 8 AM the following day. -Clean out fire rings -Remove trash Other Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: *Assist with grounds maintenance of park *Assist front office staff *Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects, and programs *Assist with interpretive tours/hikes, and special events We understand that Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and interests when possible. *Please apply to this posting through this website *Must be 18 years of age or older *Must complete an interview with park staff *Must pass a Criminal Background Check (zero cost to you) *Once accepted, must log all hours in online VMS monthly *Minimum of 24 hours a week with days off other than weekends *Applicants must be able to host at this location for a minimum of 1 month with option to stay up to 6 months *Hosts shall never perform law enforcement duties


Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 755-7322

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Piney Woods campground.   As a park host, you will support TPWD’s mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.


 


Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive manner; maintaining cleanliness of assigned areas, including keeping assigned bathrooms cleaned and stocked and collecting trash from assigned camp loops; assisting with maintenance operations as assigned by maintenance specialist or volunteer supervisor; providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors; and maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site.


 


Requirements: Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and equipment use; essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; background check required.


 


Benefits:  In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up.  You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!


 


Call for available dates or additional details.  


Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Contact Person: Chris Caswell

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful Piney Woods campground.   As a park host, you will support TPWD’s mission by providing outstanding service to park visitors, providing guided hikes and planning/leading/assisting with Saturday informational events about the park’s natural and cultural resources to the visiting public.


 


Volunteer duties will include: Represent TPWD State Parks in a positive manner and supplement the work of park staff. Provide customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors. Never engage in law enforcement duties. Coordinate and/or assist with Saturday interpretive events, which may include planning and assembling materials. Provide structured and roving interpretation, including; Lead guided hikes for the visiting public, including school field trip groups. Hikes will include information about the park’s flora and fauna and about the history of its development and cultural resources. Provide general information and assistance to park visitors. Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned host site.


 


 


Requirements: Passion for Texas State Parks. Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff. Knowledge and interest in park’s natural and cultural resources and willingness to continue learning. Experience working in a classroom setting or working with young people strongly preferred. Essential opportunity functions require walking or standing for extended period of time. Criminal background check clearance. Ability to maintain campsite as model site.


 


 


Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up.  Training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!


 


Call for available dates or additional details.


Program: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Contact Person: Chris Caswell

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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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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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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Village Creek State Parks welcomes Scouts and other youth groups looking for Eagle/Gold Star Scout Projects, community service, merit badge requirements, and other volunteer opportunities.
Please contact the park for a list of current park needs and opportunities for you or your group to volunteer at Village Creek State Park.
*Volunteers under 17 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult.


Program: Village Creek State Park

Contact Person: Kathy Smith

Contact Phone: (409) 755-7322

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This unique volunteer opportunity is for students associated with the Stephen F. Austin State University forestry program. Students may sign up for this volunteer opportunity in order to help meet the required volunteer hours for certain classes and student organizations.


Student volunteers will be assigned to various roles and projects in the park throughout the semester depending on the needs of park.


Opportunities will include but not be limited to, trail maintenance, campsite maintenance, upkeep and maintenance of the geocaching program, maintenance and preparation of fire lanes for upcoming prescribed burn, create inventory of tree and plant species in the park, create dialog for new interpretive signs, revamp current interpretive panels, small projects requiring woodworking skills, and other projects as opportunities present themselves.


We provide all the tools and safety gear but you are always welcome to bring your own gloves and safety glasses.


Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal Background Checks are required for all persons.


Please contact volunteer coordinator Jared Shamburger, 936-687-4474, if you would like to join our staff in preserving and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Mission Tejas State Park as part of our Stephen F. Austin State University volunteer crew.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Jared Shamburger

Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474

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