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12 week internship, May-August. Intern will participate in Resource and Harvest monitoring activities with the Corpus Christi Ecosystem team.
Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 2
Contact Person: Brian Bartram
Contact Phone: (361) 729-2328
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Texas Wildlife Association's Adult Learn to Hunt Program focuses on introducing novice hunters interested in forging a connectin between conservation, hunting and sustainable eating. Participants will also learn valuable skills related to skinning, butchering and cooking techniques associated with wild game. Upon applying to the program, applications will be reviewed, and hunters will be contacted once chosen to participate.
Program: Adult Learn to Hunt Program
Contact Person: Matt Hughes
Contact Phone: (210) 288-0688
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
Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you regularly work with audiences, are not currently certified and want to be, please contact ArcheryEdu@tpwd.texas.gov. Please note, this certification is not intended for those with an archery hobby, but instead those that instruct or have access to audiences.
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Travis Glick
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135
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
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
*NOTE: If you are interested in Park Host opportunities, please apply for our separate Park Host opportunity. *Volunteer training will take place February 2023.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
Contact Person: Jessica Bullard
Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0
Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries Biologists with the collection of fisheries related data. Handling of fish, boating on skiffs and research vessels required.
Contact Person: Ethan Getz
Contact Phone: (361) 431-6003
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
"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
The State Park Police Career Opporutnity Program (COP) volunteer program will provide an opportunity for approved individuals with a demonstrated or sincere interest in conservation law enforcement to gain career or operational knowledge of the State Park Police occupation. Below are the rider rules for this program. By signing up for this opportunity, you signify that you have read the rules and agree to follow them during your time with this program.Dress Code for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Observers1. TPWD observers are to dress neatly and conservatively. No Blue jeans of any kind.2. Cleanliness is required at all times.3. Hair and facial hair must be well groomed.4. Shorts and cut-offs are prohibited.5. Clothing bearing any sign or symbol that advertises any product, business or organization will not be permitted.6. Clothing with offensive designs, logos, letters or devices is prohibited.7. Conservative type shoes or boots may be worn; sandals and bare feet are prohibited.Prohibited Acts1. Will not consume alcoholic beverages prior to and during tours of duty.2. Will not use profane or abusive language during the tour of duty.3. Will not engage in excessive conversation, which may distract the Officer or interfere with hearing the police radio.4. Will not make remarks or voice opinions to complainants, witnesses, victims, violators, or suspects in any manner, which would tend to provoke or degrade anyone or escalate tension.5. Will not be allowed into a private residence during the execution of a search or arrest warrant.6. Will not make known to any unauthorized person, information that may compromise a police operation, procedure or investigation that is either in progress or proposed.7. Will not make known to unauthorized persons the identity of persons arrested, persons being confined in jail, or suspects in a criminal act.8. Will not use information learned during a tour of duty for personal gain.9. Will not carry weapons of any type. Observers possessing a license to carry a weapon will NOT be allowed to carry a weapon during a tour of duty.10. Non-sworn observers do not have any powers of an Officer and have no authority except when acting at the direction of an Officer.Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Observers Will:1. At all times conduct themselves with proper decorum.2. Remain in the police unit during routine traffic stops unless otherwise instructed by the Officer.3. Remain in or near the TPWD patrol unit during disturbance calls and calls of a serious nature to summon assistance by radio if needed, unless otherwise instructed by an Officer.If you would like to be notified when an opportunity is available, please sign up.
Program: State Park Police
Contact Person: Lt. Matt Kilpatrick
Contact Phone: (830) 613-6283
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
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: Amanda Carter
Contact Phone: (281) 479-2431
Volunteers Needed!Volunteers are needed to help teach basic angler skills such as Casting, Regs & Ethics, Knot Tying, Habitat, Fish ID and Basic Tackle as well as assist with waterside fishing at a fishing derby at San Luis Pass County Park in Freeport, Tx. When: 8/5/202310am-12pmWhere:San Luis Pass County Park14001 CR 257Freeport, TX 77451Please plan for a morning outdoors in the Texas summer. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, and bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
Program: Angler Education
Contact Person: Mike Mullenweg, TPWD Angler Education Instructoor
Contact Phone: (979) 864-1152
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
This is not a park host opportunity. 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.
If Sunday is your Funday, I have an opportunity for you! Become a Prairie Protector and help fight the weeds that invade our Nursery and Garden at Galveston Island State Park.Volunteer Duties Include:
Contact Person: Brenna Ceron
Contact Phone: (409) 370-2261
On site location. 2 sites are on the beachside in the campgrounds and 2 sites are secluded on the bayside not in the campground. Full Hookup, no Wi-Fi, laundry facilities at maintenance, park prefers mail to be collected offsite. Help needed with cleaning restrooms, picking up trash, mowing, office work checking in guests in PBS system, closing up park at night, assisting with programs and education, outreach booths and more.Looking for experience in Texas State Parks for PBS check in system in the office. Experience cleaning restrooms and facilities, public service experience, maintenance skills, education background are a plus.
Contact Person: Kyle O'Haver
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 unitsVolunteers 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.
Interpretive Volunteer to help with school groups, guided hikes, kayaking programs, or outreach for the park. Depending on skill level and training.
Contact Person: Taylor Burley Galaviz