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Current Availabilty: 2018 and 2019 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
Click here for details or to sign up
Help us inspire and educate the public about animals that call East Texas home! As part of a generous grant, Mission Tejas State Park has received funds to purchase a variety of animal skins and skulls to use for interpretive and outreach programs. Now we need your help!We are seeking motivated volunteers with a passion for educating and teaching to assist us with this program.-Are you a local individual, couple, or service group? Sign up for this opportunity and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with the details. The scheduling of programs if flexible and we can provide you with a program or you can create your own!-Are you from out of town? Sign up for this opportunity and our Volunteer Coordinator will walk you through the process of becoming a park host who can stay in the park and specialize in this project (a minimum of 24 hours per week required in exchange for a full hook-up site). This project is supported by a Bratten Foundation Grant. Your participation as a volunteer helps us meet grant requirementsThank you for your interest!
Program: Mission Tejas State Park
Contact Person: Jared Shamburger
Contact Phone: (936) 687-4474
Hidden away in deep east Texas, beautiful Martin Dies, Jr State Park is located on the western edge of Jasper county on Lake B.A. Steinhagen. The 11,000 acre lake is teeming with wildlife. It offers many areas to explore by boat, canoe or kayak. Fishing can be great with most anglers landing largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. The plant life is equally impressive with towering pines, oaks and colorful, native ornamentals. Imagine spending your time off paddling through the backwaters, flanked on both sides with cypress trees laden with spanish moss or hiking a trail and experiencing the early morning sounds of song birds. Enjoy all that south east Texas has to offer while volunteering as a park host.Park Hosts are provided with a 50/30 Amp full hook-up campsite in exchange for a minimum 25 hrs/week of labor. Park hosts also have access to free laundry facilites. Minimum of a 2 month commitment required. Park Hosts duties will include assisting park staff with the day-to-day operations of the park. Duties may include, but are not limited to, campsite checks, routine facility cleaning and campground maintenance, litter pickup, assisting park staff with various maintenance projects and general customer service.If interested, call the park at (409)384-5231 for available dates. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Criminal Background Check is required.
Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Contact Person: Charles Hubbard
Contact Phone: (409) 384-5231
Are you passionate the outdoors, and knowledgeable about nature? Volunteer to staff the nature center, lead guided hikes and provide arts and crafts programs at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. You can share your knowledge with park visitors, and help promote conservation.
Contact Person: Amy Kocurek
Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636
Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hosts to assist with general maintenance throughout the park in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will assist with grounds maintenance, custodial work, and miscellaneous projects throughout Eisenhower State Park.
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 (General Maintenance) position includes working with park maintenance staff to 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 week, 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.
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Program: Eisenhower State Park
Contact Person: Richard Kellogg
Contact Phone: (903) 465-1956
Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hoststo assist with maintenance in our camping loops in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will be assigned to a loop and can assist with maintenance, custodial work, and customer service in their assigned loop.
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, weed-eat, and other miscellaneous tasks. Additional opportunities exist to assist our Park Interpreter with educational activities throughout the park. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week, 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.
Assist TPWD staff with backyard bass casting and exhibit trailer activities. Dates: Sat.-Sun., May 4 -5, 2019Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (multiple shifts)Location: Lake Fork at Sabine River Authority, 353 Private Road 5183, Quitman, 75783
Program: Angler Education
Contact Person: Adam Comer, Aquatic Education Specialist
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4472
No experience necessary---assist with Set-up from Noon to 6 pm on March 27th and/or assist with the Tournament on March 28 and/or March 29th. Multiple shift options available---1/2 day or full day. Volunteers to assist with any aspect of the tournament---Lane Officials/Line Judges, Equipment Check-out, registration check-in, practice range, set-up and take-down and more. Approximately 2500 students will participate and shoot throughout the 2 days.
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Burnie Kessner
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135
Assisting in maintaining trails and cleaning debris from existing trail network.
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.
Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732
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
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
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
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
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!Visit our website
Program: Piney Wood Lakes Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Piney Wood Lakes
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
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
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: Shannon Petersen
Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338
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
Daingerfield has recieved a $4,750 Bratten Foundation Grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to fund three projects in the park. The projects include restoration of a CCC design feature – the CCC Picnic Island, rediscovery and public display of a CCC construction implement – CCC Roller and the development of period correct picnic tables to replace aluminum tables that currently impact the historic Pavilion’s viewshed. We need volunteers to help with cleaning the CCC Picnic island, clearing around the CCC roller, and a volunteer with carpentry skills to assist with construction of wooden picnic tables.
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.
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).
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
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:
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
Sites available beginning May 2019. 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: Kelsey Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Caddo Lake State Park
Contact Person: Kelsey Johnson
Contact Phone: (903) 578-0160
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.
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.
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.
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
Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert
Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394
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
This weekday opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Farm type work like pond sweeping, water quality testing and general assistance to hatchery technicians are some of the experiences with this volunteer position. Contact us to find out more.Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this field are encouraged to apply.
Assist Tyler State Park Staff with maintaining nearly 3 miles of hiking trails. Duties to include, but are not limited to, clearing brush, litter removal, repairing broken boardwalks & bridges . Criminal background check required.
Be a part of Texas history!Located off the beaten path in the quiet community of Anderson, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is home to one of the few remaining stagecoach inns of Texas. Open Saturdays and Sundays, it offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and see what accommodations would look like for a traveler in the 1850s, with each room carefully staged as if its occupants had just walked away moments before.
We offer a variety of programs that include stagecoach rides on the 2nd Saturdays of March-October on our red replica 1820s Concord stagecoach.
There are a variety of opportunities available at Fanthorp to suit your interest.
Program Presenter:If you would enjoy engaging visitors with the history of the Inn, there are opportunities to lead guided tours and assist with special programs.
Curatorial:For those who have or desire to work with the Inn’s collection of furnishings and artifacts we offer opportunities to assist in their maintenance and care. Fanthorp Inn houses an extensive collection, mostly from the mid-19th century with a few special Fanthorp family heirlooms.
Research:If you enjoy research, join us in pursuing a better understanding of the events and lives surrounding Fanthorp Inn.
Program: Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Contact Person: Jon Failor
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x224
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.
We connect with our visitors in a number of ways at Washington-on-the-Brazos that include living history programs as well as guided history and nature based tours. If you enjoy interacting with people than this is a great volunteer opportunity for you! You can open up the past to park visitors by sharing with them the unique role Washington played in the birth of the Repulic of Texas in 1836 or connect visitors to our natural surroundings on the trails that wind through our nearly 300 acre site. Criminal background check required.
Program: Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS
Contact Person: Adam Arnold
Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x228
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
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: Nic Maloukis
Contact Phone: (903) 836-2525
Docents provide visitor services by answering questions and educating visitors about the history of Mission Tejas State Park. No prior knowledge necessary.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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."
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
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
Have you ever wanted to step back in time and work on a 19th century farm? This position includes daily farm chores as well as engaging vistitors about daily life on the 1850s cotton farm of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of Texas. Interpreting to site visitors, conducting school programs and assisting with livestock care are all parts of this position. Historically appropriate period clothing and attire is required when working on site. Barrington Living History Farm is located with-in the boundaries of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, a nearly 300 acre park nestled along the banks of the Brazos River in Washington County. This day-use only facility for visitors offers a nice break for parks hosts from traditional camping parks. Our park hosts truely enjoy the quiet nights after the park closes at sun-down. The park maintains more than a mile of walking trails, nicely maintained grasslands and wooded areas to walk. Birders also appreciate our diverse species that migrate through at different times of the year. If you enjoy Texas history and want to help bring the past to life for thousands of park visitors than Barrington Farm is the spot for you!
Contact Person: Jonathan Failor
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.
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.
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.
Openings available: NOW - December 2019
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 TPWDs 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
Contact Person: Jessica Bright
Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644 x33
Park Maintenance (general) – This position’s primary focus is to assist the park maintenance team in performing routine park maintenance. Duties may include but are not limited to mowing, landscaping, trail maintenance, minor repair and painting projects, cleaning of restrooms, campsites, and other facilities, and picking up litter in the park.