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Help TPWD staff (Fri.- Sun., 3-5 April) with fun, hands-on activities like Archery, Fishing, Fish ID, sharing some love for State Parks and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and grounds pass for the day.
Program: Outreach Events
Contact Person: Robert Owen
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361
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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
*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
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
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 December 2020 thru March 2021. With a minumun of two months of stay.
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
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).
Contact Phone: (361) 786-3868
Estero Llano Grande State Park is looking for enthusiastic, customer service-oriented Park Host volunteers. Under the supervision and guidance of park store manager, you will be a representative of Texas State Parks in providing administrative assistance, information to visitors, and support basic visitor center needs. If you enjoy talking and learning about birding and nature, and are comfortable sharing information with the public, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.,Volunteer duties will include: Front desk receptionist, checking in visitors, answering phone calls, responsible for gift shop sales, stocking, organizing and inventory of park store merchandise, and cleaning. Requirements: Experience with customer service and the ability to effectively communicate with the public, other volunteers, and park staff. Computer skills are desirable. Customer Service opportunity include, but not limited to, standing for long periods of time, lifting, and walking. Criminal background check clearance.Benefits: 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.
Program: Estero Llano Grande State Park
Contact Person: Jose Uribe
Contact Phone: (956) 565-3919
Garner State Park is looking for individuals interested in managing and maintaining the park's unique resources. Specifically, people who love nature! This position is open to both local volunteers seeking service hours or park hosts for 1 to 6 months. For hosts, we'll provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) in exchange for 24 hours of volunteer work per week.Duties for this opportunity would be maintaining the park's bird blind (watering, planting and pruning trees, daily cleaning and feeding as well as creating and maintaining a natural environment for bird viewing); Watering park trees; Maintaining the native garden. Leading interpretive hikes/nature walks. Assisting with and developing interpretive programsVolunteers may help with some or all duties of this position.
Program: Garner State Park
Contact Person: Shaylee Burns
Contact Phone: (830) 834-0419
Join Friends of Garner for a weekend of trail clean up and fellowship January 17-19. Volunteers will be offered two nights of free camping in the park in exchange for their volunteer service. Bring friends, shovels and rakes! Friday: 5:00pm FOG Board Meeting. 6-8pm register for trail work at Group Screen Shelter in Shady Meadows.Saturday: 8:00am- Breakfast. 9:00am-Meeting/Orientation at Group Screen Shelter in Shady Meadows. 9:15am hit the trails! 6:00pm pot luck dinner at Group Screen Shelter in Shady Meadows. Sunday: Worship at Group Screen Shelter in Shady Meadows (time TBD)Please call 830-232-6132 to reserve your camp site!
Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x236
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 December 2020.
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:
-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 2020.
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 (Maintenance) or Park Host (Interpretation/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