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Assist TPWD staff (Sat. October 8th) conduct fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, event admission and parking for the day.


Program: Outreach Events

Contact Person: Robert Owen

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361

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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: Sam Toback

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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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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Brazos Bend State Park is home to miles of adventurous trails, a variety of wildlife, and hard-working staff members that preserve the natural, picturesque landscape that is our park. Our Park Hosts serve as a valuable multiplier to our efforts in maintaining our beautiful campgrounds and helping to provide visitors with a positively memorable experience.

Our park hosts will enjoy the amenities of a full-hookup campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric) in exchange for 25 hours of work per week.

Examples of Maintenance Park Host duties include fee collection, campsite checks, landscaping, and maintenance of our facilities and campsites. State Park vehicles are available to carry out hosting duties.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Criminal background checks are required for all persons occupying a host site.


For more details, please contact Park Host Coordinator:

Danny Thach | Phone: 979-553-5101 | E-mail: Danny.Thach@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Danny Thach

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101

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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 2022 to September 2022.

Please contact Host coordinator Danny Thach at 979-553-5101 or e-mail at: Danny.Thach@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Danny Thach

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101

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*NOTE: If you are interested in Park Host opportunities, please apply for our separate Park Host opportunity. *


Volunteer training will take place March 5th and 12th, 2022. You must be able to attend both days.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteering at Brazos Bend involves customer service, formal interpretation such as presenting educational programs or leading hikes, informal interpretation such as helping us staff our Nature Center and doing roving interpretation on the trails, helping with operations of our non-profit gift shop, and attending outreach events outside the park. You will find that once you start to volunteer, there will be many other opportunities that open to you. You will have the chance to develop many new skills and/or improve on existing ones. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that love everything nature and outdoors and want to share their love and passion for it with others.

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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Volunteers are needed to help teach a Basic Fishing clinic at Ft Parker State Park.

Volunteers will teach fishing ethics, regulations, basic tackle, rods and reels, casting practice, knot tying, baits and lures, tackle boxes and equipment, fish handling, fish identification, and waterside fishing.

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9am - 1pm
Please arrive 30 minutes prior and plan to stay for clean-up.

Masks and social distancing are encouraged.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Lon Brown

Contact Phone: (903) 390-8033

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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: Derek York

Contact Phone: (281) 534-0115

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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: Ethan Getz

Contact Phone: (361) 431-6003

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"Sign Up" and record the hours you spend providing archery access, opportunities and education. This includes Explore Archery, Explore Bowhunting/Bowfishing, USA Archery classes and events (excluding NASP). Report ALL NASP archery activity at "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events.".

Community Archery Instructors and Volunteers play a vital role in promoting TPWD''s Community Archery Program. The hours you contribute to a given activity and the number of people you reach are key ingredients to achieving our community archery objectives. Therefore, reporting your archery activity is imperative so that we can collect the data needed. Thank you for your continued effort in expanding the sport of archery.


Program: Community Archery Houston and Coastal

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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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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Do you have a knowledge of and passion for history? Do you love exploring archives and getting your hands on history? If so, then the Battleship TEXAS Curatorial Volunteer position is the perfect fit for you!

Battleship TEXAS is looking for detail-oriented individuals with computer skills, a passion for history, and a love for state parks to:

*Support the Curators with object documentation, cataloging and inventorying,

*Photograph objects and scan documents,

*Edit images for upload into the site's collections database, and

*Clean and stage exhibit spaces.

Volunteers will receive training in object handling and other best practices for curatorial work. Volunteers will also have access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the ship.

Positions are available on weekdays.

A criminal background check is 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 job description.


Program: Battleship TEXAS SHS

Contact Person: Raquel Coleman

Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431

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For use by Friends of Galveston Island State Park standing members to track hours for meetings, programs, and activites that are not tracked in other locations.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Kyle O'Haver

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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This opportunity is for assisting with maintenance, constructon, and custodial duties including but not limited to mowing, weedeating, painting, cleaning restrooms and rental houses, vechicle and equipment mainteance and cleaning, and more.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Pedro Aguiar

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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Got a green thumb? Enjoy the serenity of the garden? Student of land management or environmental science? Or just want to work outdoors while restoring natural habitat? Then join Galveston Island State Park in our efforts to restore critically endangered coastal prairies by cultivating and planting native prairie plants to reclaim disturbed areas in the park and help boost wild populations. Come learn to identify and appreciate native plant species at all stages of growth from seed to bloom.

Volunteer Duties Include:

Seeding - planting native seeds in the Greenhouse

Potting - separating seedlings and planting young plants in larger trays and pots

Weeding - removing weeds and invasive species from the pots of the native plants, from the Greenhouses, and raised beds

Planting - Planting potted plants in the coastal prairie units

Volunteers will receive training in the basics of plant identification, nursery operations, and planting methods. Some practical knowledge or experience in gardening, nursery science, or botany is preferred, but not essential. However, this is a team effort so the ability to work cooperatively is a must.

From seed to seedling to budding plant, volunteers can opt to participate in any or all stages of prairie restoration. However, make sure you are physically capable of performing the tasks that you select. Tasks will involve walking, sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling, bending, and regularly lifting 10 lb. and occasionally up to 30 lb. (bags of potting soil). This is an outdoor opportunity, so volunteers must be prepared to contend with the elements of Galveston including heat, humidity, thorny plants, mosquitoes, and other wildlife.

A minimum commitment of 2 hours a week is requested. Volunteers currently meet twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings with plantings typically occurring on Monday. Scheduling for nursery operations is negotiable after training.

Please contact the Resource Ranger with any additional questions.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Brenna Ceron

Contact Phone: (409) 370-2261

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This posting is to request to complete Community Service Volunteer Work.

Please email Pedro with the number of hours to be completed, the timeframe you have to complete those hours, and what days of the week and time of day that works best for you.

This is a request and does not guarantee you will be accepted here to complete your hours.

Type of work is mostly outdoor hands on labor and is dependent on your skills set, and project availabilityhis posting is to request to complete Community Service Volunteer Work.

Please email Pedro with the number of hours to be completed, the timeframe you have to complete those hours, and what days of the week and time of day that works best for you.

This is a request and does not guarantee you will be accepted here to complete your hours. Type of work is mostly outdoor hands on labor and is dependent on your skills set, and project avaiablity


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Pedro Aguiar

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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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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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

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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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Interpretive Volunteer to help with school groups, guided hikes, kayaking programs, or outreach for the park. Depending on skill level and training.


Program: Galveston Island State Park

Contact Person: Taylor Burley Galaviz

Contact Phone: (409) 737-1222

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