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Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; learn what washes up on Texas coast; fish for live catfish and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important and how to protect them.
Program: Coastal Expo
Contact Person: Holly Grand
Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993
Click here for details or to sign up
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
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
Volunteers are needed to assist with educational program at park. Program focus on sharing the parks natural history with vistors. (Bird walks) is the program we want to offer.Call for avalilable dates or additional details.
Program: Falcon State Park
Contact Person: Ricky Hernandez
Contact Phone: (956) 848-5327
Do you LOVE birding? We are looking for friendly and knowledgeable volunteers to help the Park Interpreter with educational programs and to man the Interpretive Office on Sundays and Mondays. You will also go birding at both the Calliham and South Shore Units at least once every two weeks to help with updating the park's bird list.Lastly, you are able to assist in our annual Bird Festival (February)!For a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50/30 amp RV site (sorry, no sewer). You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas!
Program: Choke Canyon State Park
Contact Person: Cara Bierschwale
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868
Happy Holidays,We are looking for volunteers to assist us in a program December 22 at Resaca de la Palmas in Brownsville Tx. During this event the Buffalo Soldiers program will set up a small encampment with stories and artifacts for the public as well as lead an 8 mile guided bike ride from Rancho Viejo city hall to Resaca de la Palmas state park. Volunteer assistance needed in camp set up, tear down, Greeter/outreach material, photographer.
Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program
Contact Person: Luis Padilla
Contact Phone: (512) 844-3526
Assist the park maintenance department with various opportunities depending on the volunteer's interest and experience. Maintenance opportunities include, but are not limited to, cleaning and organizing maintenance shop area, painting facilities and park equipment, perform restroom cleaning, maintain park water features, maintenance and upkeep of mowing equipment, mowing and weed eating, park trail maintenance, and landscaping gardening of butterfly gardens. Special skills are highly desired such as knowledge of plumbing, woodworking, and painting techniques. Assist with other tasks projects depending on skill set. Criminal Background Check required. Minimum age 18.This position is not a Park Host position and does not provide a full hook-up RV site.
Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Contact Person: Maria Montelongo
Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery Houston
Contact Person: Kendrick Gray
Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278
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 email@example.com. 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
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 through summer of 2019.
Program: Goliad State Park
Contact Person: Emily Byrd
Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405
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. 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).
*Position available after March 2019.*Choke Canyon's second unit, South Shore, is unstaffed and located 8 miles west of our main unit, Calliham. Used for day-use only, this unit offers a boat ramp, scenic view of the reservoir dam, and picnic tables.This Park Host position would entail the maintenance of this unit with tasks such as picking up litter, cleaning the restrooms, maintaining the picnic tables, and assisting the rangers with various projects. In exchange for 24 hours of service per week, this position comes with a full hook-up RV site (water/electric/sewer) for up to 6 months. If available, a UTV may also be provided as transportation around the South Shore Unit after training and certification are completed.
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
Falcon State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts to work and live in its majestic campground. As a customer service park host, you will be a representative of Texas State Parks and provide administrative assistance, information to visitors, and campground modeling for park visitors. Volunteer duties will include: Staffing the visitor center, providing schedule for laundry facility, organizing events, example: pot lucks, music night etc.; and providing general information and assistance to park visitors.Requirements: Experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with computers; essential job functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; criminal background check clearance.Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 24 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50/30 amp full hook-up. You also receive the opportunity to play a critical role in the conservation and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Texas! Call for available dates or additional details
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
Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Project WILD Facilitator. The WILD suite includes Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD. To find a workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar. If you don't find one in your area, contact the program coordinator. Only Project WILD facilitators may be assigned to this opportunity
Program: Project WILD
Contact Person: Kiki Corry
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4369
This opportunity is for the UTRGV student interns taking Dr. Fierro's Biology Class in the fall of 2018. Students have been pre-selected for this opportunity.
Contact Person: Melissa Jones
Contact Phone: (956) 350-2920
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
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.
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
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).*