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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
Click here for details or to sign up
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
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
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
Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days. If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.
Program: Angler Education
Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732
Apply to volunteer with the 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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
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
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
Assist TPWD wildlife division Region 3 staff with wildlife management duties in the East Texas Pineywoods. Duties may include prescribed fire, white-tailed deer research, age/weight/antler data collection, cwd data collection, working hunter checkstation, mechanical habitat practices, and feral hog control. More can be seen on the attached flier or by calling 936-569-8547.
Program: Pineywoods Ecosystem Project
Contact Person: Bob Baker
Contact Phone: (936) 569-8547
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: