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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
Click here for details or to sign up
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
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
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
Contact Person: Montse Canedo
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
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
This opportunity will give volunteers the opporunity ta assist TPWD with research in regards to alligator snapping turtles.
Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program
Contact Person: Kelly Norrid
Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x22
Presentations, booths talks and general assistance with tasks in regards to urban wildlife in the greater Houston area.
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
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.
Work day shifts.Clean grounds, pick up trash, clean grills.Morning custodial duties.Brush trimming.Painting projects.Carpentry projects.Orientation/ Report to Lead Ranger.Shifts: Project based? Equipment availability?
Contact Phone: (361) 547-2635 x3334
Working in office will include fee collecting, checking in campers, answering phones, and fielding campers' questions. Report to Office Managers. Shifts to be determined.
Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)
Program: CCA Marine Development Center
Contact Person: Delbert Gatlin
Contact Phone: (361) 939-7787
Resaca de la Palma State Park is seeking friendly and outgoing park hosts, host positions runs from September 2019- May 2020, with a minimum stay of two months. Resaca de la Palma is a day use only park. Park host have the opportuinty to work in a wide range of activites including but not limited to: interpretation, special events, visitor center opperations, grounds work, custodial work, bike repair, and maintenance. Pervious park host experience is nice, but not a requirment. Come and enjoy South Texas at Resaca de la Palma State Park.
Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park
Contact Person: Kelly Cummins
Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920
Thank you for your support of Project WILD!If you are already a certified WILD facilitator (WILD One), just click on the prompt below to register for this "opportunity" and create your profile and you are good to go for whenever your next WILD workshop or presentation comes up.If you are not already a certified WILD One, we would love to have you join the team! Please keep an eye on the the TPWD Calendar for upcoming facilitator trainings. If there is not one you can get to or you aren''t sure, don''t hesitate to email Kiki directly at Kiki.Corry@TPWD.Texas.gov
Program: Project WILD
Contact Person: Kiki Corry
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4369
This is not a Park Host/Resident Volunteer Position with RV accomodations.Short term volunteer opportunity to fulfill school credit requirements, Earth Day projects, school and group service hours, and MLK Day of Service. Volunteer assignments may consist of the following:- Invasive plant removal- Butterfly garden maintenance and expansion- Park trails maintenance (removal of trash and debris)- Visitor center maintenance (sweeping and mopping facility floors and restroom, replenishing restroom supplies, vacuuming carpets, cleaning windows, tables and counterops)- Sorting park recycling receptacles and emptying wastebaskets- Cleaning facility awnings/canopies- Washing state vehicles- Bicycle maintenance (repairing flate tires)- Other duties as assigned.Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision.Criminal background check required.
Contact Person: Kelly-Ann Cummins
Temporarily unavailable. Please check back for updates.Assist with teaching fishing skills, catch and release and ethical fishing practices at Sea Center Texas. Most events are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Criminal History Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Program: Sea Center Texas
Contact Person: Arlyne Martinez
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223