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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
Click here for details or to sign up
Apply to volunteer with the Alamo Master Naturalists - in the Bexar County area.We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Visit our website
Program: Alamo Area Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Alamo Area MN
Apply to train in and volunteer with the Brush Country Chapter of the The Texas Master Naturalist Program - in the Webb and Zapata Counties area.Fall Training Class being planned
Program: Brush Country Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Brush Country
Contact Phone: (914) 775-9352
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
Duties will be cleaning restrooms in all loops of the park. All volunteers will also be required to pick up trash as a percentage of their time.
Program: Falcon State Park
Contact Person: Ricky Hernandez
Contact Phone: (956) 848-5327
Volunteer will assist in maintaining walkway in garden, water plants, pull out weeds, and other needs that the garden might require. In addition, experience in dealing with the public is required.
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
Goliad State Park and Historic Site is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented volunteers to become Interpretive Park Hosts! If you enjoy talking and learning about Texas history and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Interested applicants should enjoy engaging visitors in conversation, being outside in all types of weather, and being active in their surroundings to:
-Greet and provide historical content to visitors
-Support the interpretive team with educational programs and material assembly
-Assist with special events
-Generally maintain exhibits, facilities and grounds
-Aid park staff in completing night duty, vehicle checks, and other duties as needed
In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours a week, hosts will be provided with a full hook-up (water/electric/sewer) site and will have access to free laundry facility. We ask that our park hosts commit to a minimum of two and a maximum of three months.
Special skills such as spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, or natural resource/birding knowledge are highly desired. Currently seeking applicants for summer 2018.
Program: Goliad State Park
Contact Person: Rachel Flinn
Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405
Goliad State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its beautiful campground along the San Antonio River. As a park host, you will support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.
Interested applicants should be comfortable interacting with park guests, being outside in all types of weather, and be able to stand, walk, or carry things for long periods of time in order to aid maintenance staff in:
-trail/ grounds maintenance
-completing night duty
-miscellaneous general maintenance
Special skills such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, vehicle and equipment repair, and equipment operations (such as mowers) are desired.
OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE!Purpose: To support TPWD’s mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park and providing outstanding service to park visitors, maintaining the cleanliness of park grounds and facilities, and supporting basic maintenance needs.
Time Commitment: Minimum of 24 hours per week. Availability to volunteer 4 weekend days a month and in the mornings. Hosts must make a one-month commitment. After completing the first month, stay time may be extended with approval of Park Superintendent to maximum of 6 months. In exchange, you are provided with a 50/30 amp RV site (sorry, no sewer).
Program: Choke Canyon State Park
Contact Person: Cara Bierschwale
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868
Under the supervision and guidance of maintenance, store and Interpretive staff this position assist with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, electrical, and other maintenance duties as needed. Position available for the months of January thru April 2019
Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Resaca de la Palma is seeking friendly and outgoing park host for the season 2018. Park host have the opportunity to work in a wide range of activites including but not limited to interpretation, special events, visitor center, grounds work, and maintenance. Previous park host experence is nice, but not a requiment. 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 x291
Gardening, Maintenance, Nature Walks (can train). To help with children (especially school group outdoor education) must be able to pass background check
Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park
Contact Person: Jose Uribe
Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919
Assist the park interpretation department with various opportunities depending on the volunteer's interest and experience. Volunteer opportunities include: -assisting with and leading interpretive programs-bird feeding program-Nature Center greeter-maintenance of interpretive exhibits and materials -special events, night programs, and citizen science projects-gardening-opportunities to assist park naturalists with habitat improvement, removal of invasive species, and upkeep of equipment Special skills are highly desired such as knowledge of south Texas birds and habitats, nature and excellent customer service skills.Please note that some of the above outlined duties may not be available in the slow season (summer). Criminal Background Check required.This position is not a Park Host position and does not provide a full hook-up RV site.
Just like people, wildlife need water too! Help us spread the message by making a presentation or hosting a free video screening of one of TPWD's "Texas the State of Water" documentary films in your community for your friends and neighbors, civic club or church. Contact us for more information or see our web site, http://texasthestateofwater.org
Program: Community Water Education
Contact Person: Melissa Alderson
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060
OPPORTUNITY NOW AVAILABLE!This opportunity is for a volunteer who would like to help our park gather data by conducting a survey on designated evenings to determine how many vehicles and people are entering the park after hours. Each survey period lasts 1 or 2 hours after the park has closed, for a total of 3-6 hours per week, and the entire survey will end on November 1, 2018. In exchange for your service, we will provide a water/electric campsite for the duration of your desired length of stay. While here, enjoy the diverse wildlife and fishing opportunities at Choke Canyon.
Selected applicants that have been assigned to partner with a State Park as an Ambassador from April 1st to August 30th, 2018 and complete Service, Outreach, and Social Media projects to promote a State Park.
Program: Park Ambassadors
The Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) curriculum is spreading across the state in classrooms from upper elementary to High School and in Informal learning sites (zoos, aquariums, nature centers and parks). TAS Facilitators should volunteer for this great opportunity. http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science
The Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach program is looking for you. The Texas Buffalo Soldiers program provides educational experiences that connect underrepresented populations with the outdoors through interpretive story telling of the Buffalo Soldiers the country's first professional African American soldiers. The Texas Buffalo Solders program brings history to life with stories, costumes and tools. At one of our programs, you can learn how to track an animal, and fish with a cane pole. The Buffalo Soldiers program is looking for volunteers of all skills and abilities, including: - Photographers and Videographers - General program assistance - Outdoor skill facilitators - Costumed interpreters.
Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program
Contact Person: Luis Padilla
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8569
The Texas Outdoor Family program helps introduce families to a great camping experience in Central Texas Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including assisting with nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, taking photos, safety management, and more. The TOF program reached over 1100 families over the course of workshops in FY 2017. It couldn't be done without great volunteer assistance!
Program: Texas Outdoor Family
Contact Person: John Souva
Contact Phone: (512) 629-7607
Assisting TPWD with maintenance of the State Parks Geocache Challenge.
Program: Geocache Challenge
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8791 x
Consists of the folowing Counties:AtascosaBeeBrooksCameronDimmitDuvalFrioHidalgoJim HoggJim WellsKenedyKlebergLa SalleLive OakMaverickMcMullenNuecesSan PatricioStarrWebbWillacyZapataZavala
Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA
Contact Person: Jerry Vazquez
Contact Phone: (956) 744-8385
Come be a volunteer at Goliad State Park where you can assist the park with various opportunities depending on your interest and experience. Special skills are highly desired. Program opportunities include: - Assisting with and the conduction of interpretive programs including bird walks, wildflower walks, history tours, etc. - Maintenance of the Wildlife Viewing Blind and Bird Feeding Program. - Greeting people at Mission Espiritu Santo and Zaragoza Birthplace. - Maintenance of interpretive exhibits and materials. - Assisting with special events. - Maintenance of park flower beds. - Demonstrating Spanish Colonial Lifeways, such as spinning, weaving, and blacksmithing. Criminal Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer five hours each month.*Does not include park hosting opportunities. See Park Host (Maintanence) or Park Host (Interpretation/Education).*