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Collect money at the gate for after hours visitation and fishing. Check campers in after hours. Use and maintain a cash drawer while on duty. Answer after hours phone calls. Close the office and check the park at the end of the evening. Night Host hours are 4:30 to 10:30


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Help with general maintenance in the park such as cleaning restrooms and picking up trash. Painting signs and mowing grass may also be done.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Goose Island is currently looking for Park Hosts to help out in the office a few mornings a week. The morning office shift is 5:30 to 10:30 am Thursday-Monday and will consist of working with Txparks, checking guests in, and answering phones. The position may include light maintenance to help with our Harvey recovery efforts in the park as needed. We require a minimum three month commitment for this position.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Do you love the outdoors and want to share your knowledge with kids? Come volunteer at Goose Island State Park and help with summer day camp. The ideal volunteer will be friendly, patient, and have experience working with kids. At our day camps children get the chance to go fishing, learn about geocaching, or participate in archery. Successful volunteers will need to complete training on activities and interpretation prior to the start of summer camp. Volunteers can volunteer for one day of summer camp or all of them.  Park Hosts that want to stay in the park in a host site will need to volunteer 25 hours a week. Summer Camp days vary, but typically start in the morning and end by 1 p.m. Criminal Background Check required.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Bird hosts lead public bird walks at Goose Island State Park. These walks typically take place Wednesday-Saturday mornings, and other days and times available at host discretion. Bird host must be well-versed in bird identification by sight (and sound, preferrably). Park Hosts are required to complete 25 hours per week; this time commitment can be met by a single individual or shared between a couple. A one month minimum commitment is required.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Help 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. A minimum of 25 hours per week is required, and may be completed by a single person or shared between a couple. A one month minimum commitment is required, though a three to six month commitment is preferred.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Goose Island is currently looking for Park Hosts to help out in the office a few mornings a week. The morning office shift is 5:30 to 10:30 am Thursday-Monday and will consist of working with Txparks, checking guests in, and answering phones. The position may include light maintenance to help with our Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the park as needed. We require a minimum three month commitment for this position.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Collect money at the gate for after hours visitation and fishing. Check campers in after hours. Use and maintain a cash drawer while on duty. Answer after hours phone calls. Close the office and check the park at the end of the evening. Night Host hours are 4:30 to 10:30.

A minimum of 25 hours per week is required; these hours can be completed by a single individual or shared between a couple. A one month commitment is required, though a three to six month commitment is preferred.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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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 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..  Visit our website.


Program: Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Coastal

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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

Contact Phone:

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

We meet on 2/5, 4/2, 6/4, 8/6, 10/1, and 12/3.
Visit our website.
Visit our facebook page.


Program: Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Galveston

Contact Phone: (281) 309-5063

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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 Judson Robinson Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive, Houston TX 77030. Visit our website.


Program: Gulf Coast Master Naturalists

Contact Person:

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Apply to take certification training with the Mid-Coast Texas Master Naturalist Chapter

Application for Membership
Mid-Coast Website
Contact the Membership Chair


Program: Mid Coast Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Mid Coast

Contact Phone: (361) 729-5901

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Apply to volunteer with the Rio Grande Master Naturalists in the Rio Grande Valley area.  

Join us and explore the Valley's abundant and remarkable natural resources.  From sea turtles to Monarchs, from Ocelots to rare plants, our Valley offers a wide range of learning opportunities.

Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 PM, Cameron County Annex, 1390 W Expressway 83, San Benito, TX.  Meetings are open to the public.

Classes begin each January.  For more information, or to register, visit our website:   www.rgvctmn.org.  Scholarships available.



Program: Rio Grande Valley Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Steve Lanoux, President

Contact Phone: (361) 749-4749

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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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Apply to volunteer with the South Texas Master Naturalists - in the Kenedy, Kleberg and Nueces county areas.

Our meetings are on the third Tuesday evening of most months, usually at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 South Staples, Corpus Christi, TX 78413.  We do not have meetings in June, July, or December.

Visit our website.


Program: South Texas Master Naturalists

Contact Person: South Texas Chapter @ Nueces Co. AgriLife Extension

Contact Phone: (361) 767-5216

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Apply to volunteer with the South Texas Border Master Naturalists.

We serve in the Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron County areas.

Visit our website here


Program: South Texas Border Master Naturalists

Contact Person: South Tx Border

Contact Phone: (956) 358-1603

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Help lead a Basic Angler Seminar with 5 stations; knot-tying, casting, basic tackle, rules and regulations, and Fish Habitat/handling for the City of San Benito. Be prepared for hot weather by bringing a hat, water bottle, and sunglasses. Snacks and beverages will be provided by the City of San Benito.

Dates: Wednesday, June 27th & Thursday, June 28th
Location: Kennedy Park - 400 Freddy Fender Lane, San Benito, 78586
Volunteer time: 8:30am to 1:30 pm (both dates)
Event time: 9am to 1pm
Volunteers can sign up for one day or both


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Homer Garcia

Contact Phone: (956) 241-2202

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This is a year round volunteer opportunity opened to individuals and groups. Contact the park for more information.


Program: Sea Rim State Park

Contact Person: Glenda Rutherford

Contact Phone: (409) 971-2559

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Bird hosts lead morning bird walks at Goose Island State Park to include Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, other days and times available at host discretion. This position is for the bird host, or potential future openings.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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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 would be to assist park staff by providing quality customer service. As a park hosts, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors to have a memorable experience. Duties include fee collection, compsite checks, general cleaning of facilities, 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 Apr. to Oct. 2018

Please contact host coordinator Monica Stewart 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: monica.stewart@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Monica Stewart

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5123

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(This is for maintenance or other specified opportunities. We have two other opportunities - Park Host and our volunteer organization that serves customers in the nature center and with interpretive programming.)

Maintenance:
NEEDED MONDAY - FRIDAY BEETWEEN 8:00 am & 5:00 pm - at least 4 hours shift on day of service

Volunteers needed to support park maintance including but not limited to minor construction/capentry, trail maintenance, tree clearing, habitat restoration, vegetation control and other miscellaneous maintenance activities including equipment repair if skilled in that area.

Other: Specialized projects that may require an allotment of time such as project development or program establishment.

Contact: monica.stewart@tpwd.texas.gov for questions.


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Monica Stewart

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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(If you are interested in hosting please apply for our separate hosting opportunity.  If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.)

We train twice per year in February and September. However, this year we will postpone the September training due to staffng constraints. Your application will be considered for the February 2018 class. 

Volunteering 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: Monica Stewart

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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This is for Camp Wild volunteers who are not Texas Master Naturalist to track and record hours for only the Camp Wild Event.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Kyle O'Haver

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists and Wildflife Technicians with the collecting, processing and reporting data from marine activities in the ecosystem. Specific methodology may include use of sampling gears (bag seines, gill nets, trawls and oyster dredges.) Interaction with the public- Outreach/educational youth events. Normal workweek is 8-5 Monday through Friday, with frequent hours to include early mornings, late evenings and weekends.


Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 1

Contact Person: Nicole Carrillo

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0118

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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: Christopher Mace

Contact Phone: (361) 729-5429

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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: Brian Bartram

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2328

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Assist with monthly field sampling collections using seines, trawls, dredges and gillnets. Conduct creel interviews which include approaching fishermen at the dock and asking about their catch and measuring their fishes. Require ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Program: Coastal Fisheries - Matagorda Bay Ecosystem

Contact Person: Leslie Hartman

Contact Phone: (361) 972-6253

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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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*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 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), and other duties as assigned.

Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision.

Criminal Background Check required.


Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Contact Person: Cynthia Ortiz

Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920

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Visual survey of doves species by GPS points on driving routes throughout Houston and upper coast.


Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program

Contact Person: Kelly Norrid

Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x22

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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, Sept. 22, 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: Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston, TX 77070

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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Volunteers are needed to help with an all female fishing class (Mom & Daughter)- basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday, Aug 4, 2018
Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, 27844 Marshall Hutts Rd., Rio Hondo, TX 78583

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: CindyMae Rucker

Contact Phone: (956) 551-2812

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Volunteers are needed to help with an all male fishing class (Father & Son)- basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, 27844 Marshall Hutts Rd., Rio Hondo, TX 78583

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: CindyMae Rucker

Contact Phone: (956) 551-2812

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Galveston Island State Park is in need of park interpreters to assist visitor programs and lead outdoor activities and experiences. Ideally, candidates have experience or interest in outdoor activities and education, emphasize environmental stewardship, and know basic park information.

Meet new people, support Texas Parks and Wildlife mission, enjoy the wilderness of the island. Great for people with good customer service experience and desire to share the park with others.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Lisa Reznicek

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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Do you have a green thumb? We want you can come out and help us keep our gardens and wildscapes in tiptop shape. Assist with the overall development and maintenance of the gardens and trails. Duties include pruning, invasives removal, weeding, and planting. No experience necessary, all training will provided.
Minimum age of 18—Criminal Background Check required


Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Contact Person: Jacob Poinsett

Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230

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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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Trapping and leg banding of white winged and mourning doves in the greater Houston area. You must be pre-approved to participate in this project. Please contact the Houston Urban Wildlife Office for details.


Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program

Contact Person: Kelly Norrid

Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x22

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This is for instructors to report class/event participation numbers for Archery classes and Explore Bowhunting classes.


Program: Community Archery Houston

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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Presentations, booths talks and general assistance with tasks in regards to urban wildlife in the greater Houston area.


Program: Houston Urban Wildlife Program

Contact Person: Kelly Norrid

Contact Phone: (281) 456-7029 x22

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*If you wish to live on site while volunteering, please only sign up for the Park Host opportunity.

Do you have a knowledge and passion for history? Do you love sharing your knowledge and want to continue learning more? Then Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site's Interpretive Volunteer position is the perfect fit for you!

Battleship TEXAS is looking for individuals with public speaking, teaching, and/or docent experience, stellar customer service skills, and a love for state parks to:

*Support the Ship Interpreter with educational programs and tours,
*Lead guided tours for visitors, including large school groups, and
*Provide information and assistance to all ship visitors.

Volunteers will receive training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the ship. Positions are available throughout the week. 

An interview with park staff and criminal background check are required. 

If you are interested in this position, please sign up online, and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with additional information and a more detailed volunteer job description.



Program: Battleship TEXAS SHS

Contact Person: Stephanie Croatt

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431 x248

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Do you love the outdoors and want to share your knowledge with kids? Come volunteer at Goose Island State Park and help with summer day camp. The ideal volunteer will be friendly, patient, and have experience working with kids. At our day camps children get the chance to go fishing, learn about geocaching, or participate in archery. Successful volunteers will need to complete training on activities and interpretation prior to the start of summer camp. Volunteers can volunteer for one day of summer camp or all of them. Summer Camp days vary, but typically start in the morning and end by 1 p.m. Criminal Background Check required.  If you would like a park host site you must volunteer for at least 25 hours a week for a minimum of 30 days up to 90 days.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)


Program: CCA Marine Development Center

Contact Person: Ashley Fincannon

Contact Phone: (361) 939-7784 x

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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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*This is not a Park Host/Resident Volunteer Position with RV accomodations.*

Description: Under the direction of park staff, interpret wildlife and natural history of park to visitors and school groups while driving the tram.

Valid Driver's License and Criminal Background Check required.


Program: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Contact Person: Cynthia Ortiz

Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920 x

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Work with the Habitat Mapping team to conduct oyster restoration monitoring (oyster sampling and acoustic survey). Prefer experience on boats and gps units.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Brad Grimmett

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0119 x

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Work with the Habitat Mapping team on oyster restoration projects. Tasks includes measuring barges and placing marker buoys. Prefer boat and gps experience.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Brad Grimmett

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0119 x

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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 is a great opportunity to participate in the rejuvenation of a unique Texas State Park. A twenty-four hour work week and a positive attitude are required to work alongside our enthusiastic and highly motivated staff. Park hosts are provided with a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite located in our Marsh unit. Call the park for availability and scheduling.


Program: Sea Rim State Park

Contact Person: Glenda Rutherford

Contact Phone: (409) 971-2559 x222

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