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Apply to volunteer with the Alamo Master Naturalists - in the Bexar County area.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
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Program: Alamo Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Alamo Area MN

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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

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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: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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Please note workshops for March and April 2020 have been cancelled.

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

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Assist TPWD State Parks archeologists with field work and/or analysis.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Robin Barnes

Contact Phone: (737) 218-2220

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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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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Under the supervision and guidance of maintenance, store and Interpretive staff, this position assists with trail work, gardening, cleaning, repairing, mowing, carpentry, electrical, and other maintenance duties as needed. Position available for the months of December 2020 thru March 2021 and requires a minumun of three months of stay.


Program: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Contact Person: Orlando Carranco

Contact Phone: (956) 584-9156

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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

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Volunteers for various, temporary activities are always welcomed and appreciated. If you are an individual or entity who is interested in performing volunteer services here at Choke Canyon, whether intitated by you or the park, 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

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*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 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).


Program: Choke Canyon State Park

Contact Person: Cara Bierschwale

Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868

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Gardening, maintenance, nature walks (can train). Must pass criminal background check to help with children (especially school group outdoor education).


Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park

Contact Person: Jose Uribe

Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919

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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.


Program: Falcon State Park

Contact Person: Ricky Hernandez

Contact Phone: (956) 848-5327

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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 2020.


Program: Goliad State Park

Contact Person: Emily Byrd

Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405

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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


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 carpentry, plumbing, painting, vehicle and equipment repair, and equipment operations (such as mowers) are desired.


Currently seeking applicants through December 2020.


Program: Goliad State Park

Contact Person: Emily Byrd

Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405

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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).


Program: Goliad State Park

Contact Person: Emily Byrd

Contact Phone: (361) 645-3405

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Apply to volunteer with the South Texas Border Master Naturalists.

We serve in the Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron County areas.

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Program: South Texas Border Master Naturalists

Contact Person: South Tx Border

Contact Phone: (956) 358-1603

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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

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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


Program: Community Water Education

Contact Person: Melissa Alderson

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060

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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

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