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This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2020 South and East Texas Ambassadors.

The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards. To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on:
Instagram @txstateparkambassadors, Facebook /texasstateparkambassadors, and Twitter twitter.com/TxSPAmbassadors


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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

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


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732

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Assist TPWD State Parks archeologists with field work and/or analysis.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Robin Barnes

Contact Phone: (737) 218-2220

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Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you are not currently certified, please contact Burnie Kessner at burnie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov. Please report NASP archery activity here on the survey. Please report Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and other non-NASP archery activity at "Community Archery Education Classes and Events" or "Houston Community Archery Education Classes and Events."


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Brazos Bend State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing Park Hosts to assist in all aspects of park opertations. Previous Park Host experience preferred, but not required. Brazos Bend 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. The main role of this position is to assist park staff by providing quality customer service. As a Park Host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors have a memorable experience. Duties include fee collection, compsite checks, general facilities cleaning, and grounds maintenance. In exchange for 25 hrs/week of work (per campsite), Park Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric).

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.

Current site availability ranges from April to September 2021.

Please contact Host coordinator Leslie McGuigan 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: Leslie.McGuigan@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Brazos Bend State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing park hosts to assist in park interpretation and outreach. Previous Park Host experience preferred, but not required. Brazos Bend 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. The main role of this position would be to assist park staff by providing quality customer service and educational information to the public. As a Park Host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors have a memorable experience. Duties include general facilities cleaning and providing outreach programs. In exchange for 25 hrs/week of work (per campsite) Park Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric).

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.

Current site availability ranges from April 2020 to September 2021.

Please contact Host coordinator Leslie McGuigan 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: Leslie.McGuigan@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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If you are interested in Park Host opportunities, please apply for our separate Park Host opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.


*Volunteer training dates for 2020 will be announced.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteering at Brazos Bend involves customer service, formal interpretation (present programs/hikes), informal interpretation (staffing nature center and roving trails on weekends/holidays), operation of non-profit gift shop. Minimum hourly requirements, flexible schedule, training required.

Visit: www.brazosbend.org for complete information


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Montse Canedo

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists with the collection of fisheries related data. Handling of fish, boating on skiffs and research vessels required.


Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 2

Contact Person: Faye Grubbs

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3281

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Apply to volunteer with the Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists - in the Fort Bend County area.

We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, Social time starts at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm for 1 to 1.5 hours unless a field trip is planned for that month.

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Program: Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Coastal

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Cradle of Texas Master Naturalists - in the Brazoria County area.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Visit our Cradle of Texas website.


Program: Cradle of Texas Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Cradle of Texas

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Assists the Region 4 Cultural Resources Coordinator with sensitive archeological site visits and conducts research at local state parks and labs. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, fieldwork, lab work or research, as needed. Must be an ethics-bound member in good standing of a Houston or surrounding area archeological society with corresponding certifications. A background check is required.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Jason Chambers

Contact Phone: (281) 456-8266 x236

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Apply to volunteer with the Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists - in the Galveston County area.

We meet the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
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Visit our facebook page.


Program: Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Galveston

Contact Phone: (281) 309-5063

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This opportunity is for members of Flatsworthy interested in volunteering at Goose Island State Park.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Maintenance Host positions available from August-December 2020. One to four month positions available.

This position is responsible for helping with general maintenance in the park such as cleaning restrooms, picking up trash, checking campsites, and minor construction projects. Painting signs, mowing grass, and landscaping may also be done.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Office Host positions available from August-December 2020. Office shifts vary between the hours of 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, but occasionally earlier or later shifts may be needed. This position consists of working with computers & cash registers, checking guests in, answering phones, and other clerical tasks. We require a three to four month commitment for this position.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Apply to volunteer with the Gulf Coast Master Naturalists - in the Harris County area.

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center located at 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024.
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Program: Gulf Coast Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Gulf Coast Chapter

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Duties include:
- Maintain birding area and feeders
- Conduct bird walks and programs
- Conduct other programs if able.

Report to Superintendents. Shifts to be determined.


Program: Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Contact Person: Mary Thomas

Contact Phone: (361) 547-2635

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Duties will be: Working evening shifts.
Help visitors after hours.
Evening rounds, after hours shelter check in
& check campsite tags.
Close park at 10 PM.
Take care of campgrounds.
Clean grounds, pick up trash, etc.
Check/clean bathhouses as needed.
Fee collecting at park office if able & needed.
Other "on your own" type projects as
directed.
Need to have orientation/report to
Superintendents & PPO.
Shifts: Mon- Tues, Wed- Thurs, Fri- Sun.


Program: Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Contact Person: Mary Thomas

Contact Phone: (361) 547-2635

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