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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
Volunteers for various, temporary activities are always welcomed and appreciated. If you are an individual or entity who is interested in performing volunteer service projects or assisting with events here at Choke Canyon, please create a profile under this opportunity. This way, we will have your information should you request to volunteer, and you will likewise have access to our volunteer website, trackable hours logbook and reports, and future opportunities.For all questions, please contact Cara Bierschwale at (361) 786-3868 x 0.
Program: Choke Canyon State Park
Contact Person: Cara Bierschwale
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868 x0
Positions available March 2021.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 and/or interpretive needs. Must be willing to close our entry/exit gates at 10pm nightly as needed.Time Commitment: Minimum of 24 hours per week. 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).
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868
Estero Llano Grande State Park is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented Park Host volunteers.
Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park
Contact Person: John Yochum
Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919
Gardening, maintenance, nature walks (can train). Must pass criminal background check to help with children (especially school group outdoor education).
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.
Program: Falcon State Park
Contact Person: Ricky Hernandez
Contact Phone: (956) 848-5327
Maintenance oppprtunities include, but are not limited to:- Cleaning and organizing maintenance shop area- Painting facilites- Cleaning restrooms- Maintaining park water features- Mowing and weed-eating- Park trails maintenance and other projectsCriminal background check required. Minimum age 18.
This individual serves as a generalist with the primary responsibility of oversight over the entrance gate to the park to make sure it is opened at 6:00 AM and closed at 10:00 PM and coordinates closely with the park managers when they are unable to complete this task. This individual serves as a park representative when visitors request guidance about services and facilities at the park. Reports any concerns related to safety or potential risk to park management at any time when need arises. All volunteers are required to pick up trash as a percentage of their time.
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 site (water/electric/sewer) and will have access to a 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 through December 2021.
Program: Goliad State Park
Contact Person: Emily Byrd
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:
- Cleaning restrooms
- Trash pick-up
- 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.
Currently seeking applicants through December 2021.
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 conducting interpretive programs including bird walks, wildflower walks, history tours, etc.- Maintaining the Wildlife Viewing Blind and Bird Feeding Program- Greeting people at Mission Espiritu Santo and Zaragoza Birthplace- Maintaining interpretive exhibits and materials- Assisting with special events- Maintaining 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 (Maintenance) or Park Host (Interpretation/Education).
Under the supervision and guidance of maintenance staff this position assist with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, electrical, painting, and other maintenance duties as needed, 32 hours per site per week per couple (16 hrs each) or 20 hours per site per week for one park host volunteer.
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
The Texas Aquatic Science 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). To participate, host a workshop, or volunteer to assist in delivering workshops, volunteer for this great opportunity. http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science
Program: Community Water Education
Contact Person: Melissa Alderson
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060
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 can't be done without great volunteer assistance!
Program: Texas Outdoor Family
Contact Person: Rick Torres