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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

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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 requirements

Thank you for your interest!


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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This is a volunteer opportunity to participate in special events being held or hosted at Martin Dies, Jr State Park.  Volunteers could assist with the planning and production of special events for the visiting pubic.


Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Contact Person: Charles Hubbard

Contact Phone: (409) 384-5231

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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.


Program: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Contact Person: Amy Kocurek

Contact Phone: (409) 698-6636

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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. 

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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.

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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: AgriLife Agent Roy Flora

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: Susan G. Tullos

Contact Phone:

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

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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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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

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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, Kathy Smith, 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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Assists the Aquatic Exhibits Curator with behind-the-scenes daily operations, maintenance, special projects, preparing diet and feeding various fish. Certified Scuba divers may assist in underwater operations or maintenance.


Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Contact Person: Leslie Kessner

Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272 x

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 8am to 3:30pm

Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Glass Recreation Center, 501 W 32nd St, Tyler TX, 75702

The event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Michael Scherer

Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221

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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 x

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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: Shannon Petersen

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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Dates Available: Positions are currently available from April-December 2018.

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.


Volunteer duties will 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.


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 including lawn mowers, weed eaters, and chainsaws.


Time Commitment and Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 32 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 amp full hook-up campsite. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for 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 kelsey.johnson@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Caddo Lake State Park

Contact Person: Kelsey Johnson

Contact Phone: (903) 679-3351

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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 Jessica.Gross@Tpwd.texas.gov & Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov stating what you were hoping to do to help the park.


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Jessica Gross

Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644

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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

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Giving educational 'Bat Chats', collecting bat roost data, attend regular meetings and training


Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program

Contact Person: Diana Foss

Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x21

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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 Dawn.Gilbert@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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assist with interpretive programs as needed


Program: Martin Creek Lake State Park

Contact Person: Nic Maloukis

Contact Phone: (903) 836-2525

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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: Jon Failor

Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x224

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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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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 2018!


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 Josh Crawford, 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 while providing quality customer service in a beautiful, friendly, and serene park setting.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

Contact Phone: (936) 687-2394

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We have a need for trail maintenance volunteers!  Trails are a major attraction here at Mission Tejas and it takes a team to maintain them. There are several opportunities for you to make a difference as part of a trail crew.
 


We currently have are in need of people with or without trail building experience to help finish this new hiking and biking trail. We are also in need of volunteers to help maintain the existing trail system.  This includes pruning the trails and helping remove fallen trees. 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.
 
 
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 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 as part of our trail crew.


Program: Mission Tejas State Park

Contact Person: Dawn Gilbert

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


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135 x

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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, and maintaing greenspaces and gardens.

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. 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.


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

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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!


Program: Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Contact Person: Jonathan Failor

Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x224

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This position will provide general maintenance to park facilities and grounds with an emphasis on after hours operations. Duties will include monitoring gate traffic, assisting visitors with use of self pay station, patrolling the park to ensure peace and quiet hours are observed, issuing fee notices, checking restrooms to ensure they are clean during busy times, assisting with visitor questions and concerns, and conducting visitor use surveys. Primary shifts will be evenings, 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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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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 three 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.


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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


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. 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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


Program: Lake Livingston State Park

Contact Person: Joel Janssen

Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060

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Openings available: April-September 2017

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, 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 Gross at jessica.gross@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Huntsville State Park

Contact Person: Jessica Gross

Contact Phone: (936) 295-5644

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Assist Tyler State Park staff with the general upkeep of the screened shelter area to include:  cleaning the shower/restroom building, litter removal, cleaning fire rings, making minor repairs to picnic tables & shelters.  Host site amenitities include 50 amp electric service, water hook up, and use of a screened shelter.  No sewer hook ups are available at this site, but a park dump station is less than .5 miles away.  Criminal background check required.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Shannon Petersen

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338

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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. 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 three to six months. Extensions are available with superintendent approval. 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.


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 x

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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.  Contact the Park Superintendent at (409)755-7322 for more information and for dates available to host.


Program: Village Creek State Park

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Park Host at the site where Texas became Texas! This sleepy site on the bluffs above the Brazos river preserves the site where Texans declared independence from Mexico in 1836.
Volunteer opportunities include:
-visitor orientation/greeting
-ticket and gift shop sales
-leading interpretive programs/tours at Independence Hall and Washington Townsite
-living history opportunities at Barrington Living History Farm
-ticket and gift shop sales
-Maintenance and grounds work 

We have plenty of opportunties available. Our goal is to best match your interests and skills with the needs of the park.

Criminal Background Check Required.


Program: Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS

Contact Person: Jonathan Failor

Contact Phone: (936) 878-2214 x224

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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: Paige Green

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: Paige Green

Contact Phone: (903) 572-5531

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The Park Store/Boathouse Park Host works closely with the public by assisting with selling merchandise and helping our customers with boat rentals. Boat rentals include assisting guests with renting, loading and unloading boats including canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, jon boats, etc. This host positions also performs general maintenance and custodial duties of the park store, boathouse, bathhouse and adjacent day-use areas. This volunteer position requires working both indoors and outdoors and must have your own transportation. Park Host will be provided a campsite at the Big Pine Camping Area.


Program: Tyler State Park

Contact Person: Shannon Petersen

Contact Phone: (903) 597-5338 x241

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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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The Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) curriculum is spreading across the state in classrooms from upper elementary to High School and in Informal learning sites (zoos, aquariums, nature centers and parks).  TAS Facilitators should volunteer for this great opportunity.  http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science


Program: Community Water Education

Contact Person: Melissa Alderson

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060

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The Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach program is looking for you. The Texas Buffalo Soldiers program provides educational experiences that connect underrepresented populations with the outdoors through interpretive story telling of the Buffalo Soldiers the country's first professional African American soldiers. The Texas Buffalo Solders program brings history to life with stories, costumes and tools. At one of our programs, you can learn how to track an animal, and fish with a cane pole. The Buffalo Soldiers program is looking for volunteers of all skills and abilities, including: - Photographers and Videographers - General program assistance - Outdoor skill facilitators - Costumed interpreters.


Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program

Contact Person: Luis Padilla

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8569

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The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program helps introduce public families and community partner groups to great camping experiences in DFW Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including: nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, outdoor cooking, photography, safety management, and more. The TOF program reaches hundreds of participants every year! We could not do it without the assistance of our amazing volunteers.


Program: Texas Outdoor Family

Contact Person: Lisa Henderson

Contact Phone: (512) 354-9124

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