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Assist with interpretive programs, research, outreach programs, trail maintenance, special events, assist with public relations. Preferred interpretive background, outgoing positive attitude. Criminal History Check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Lindsay Pannell

Contact Phone: (512) 793-4689

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*Openings available beginning January 2018

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at beautiful Garner State Park!  The most exciting benefit of hosting is the opportunity to call us your "home away from home" for up to 6 months!  We are seeking individuals with a passion for preserving nature, good verbal communication skills, willingness to interact with visitors, and a helpful attitude.  During your stay, take advantage of the Frio Canyon's scenic beauty, wildlife, and crystal-clear waters of the Frio River.  Garner State Park needs you!

The host position is for 1 to 6 months and in exchange for 24 hours of volunteer work per week, we'll provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp). First and foremost, park hosts will oversee and maintain a campground loop during and after office hours.  Additional help with summer traffic control, extra park projects and programs is also greatly appreciated!


THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING HOST TASKS IS REQUIRED AND SHOULD FULFILL AT LEAST 20 HOURS OF YOUR 24-HOUR MINIMUM:



  1. Picking up litter along the loop road(s) and from within each site (walk the sites)

  2. Cleaning full fire rings after campers depart and dumping the ashes

  3. Sorting and gathering aluminum cans from recycling bins and loading them into the can trailer

  4. Checking and spot-cleaning restroom/shower facilities within the loop and reporting large messes/repairs/toilet paper needs to the rangers

  5. Checking cabins/shelters for deposit if in your loop, site-cleaning around the cabins/shelters

  6. Conducting morning “site checks” to look for after-hours permits to notify campers about registration (8-9am)

  7. Providing excellent customer service as needed

  8. Mowing/trimming your designated loop/area (helpful, but not required)

  9. Day Use litter pickup (if assigned)



FYI: Only AT&T cell service is available in the park at this time, wireless internet is available at 2 park locations (though it is slow and spotty)
**Our water is considered VERY hard (full of calcium and other minerals) and it is strongly recommended that you purchase additional water filters/softeners for your RV, as well as cooking and drinking water for you and your pet(s).**


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Shaylee Burns

Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x236

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If you have ever visited Gorman Falls, then you understand what a special place it is. As we have seen increased visitation, we have also seen an increased impact in the Falls area. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our love of Colorado Bend and our conservation mindset.

This position will station at Gorman Falls, while providing information and interpretive moments for visitors. In addition, the position will ensure visitors do not ignore park regulations. Direct visitor contact and requested assistance from park staff will be required.


Benefits will include a waived entrance fee and a free campsite if an overnight stay is preferred. But the real benefit is experiencing and protecting a true Texas treasure.


Program: Colorado Bend State Park

Contact Person: Jason Hairston

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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A great opportunity for living and working in a hidden jewel of the park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 70 foot waterfall paradise.

Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound. Park Hosts will have the opportunity to contribute towards the TPWD mission of providing visitor opportunities and conserving resources.

The ideal candidate is friendly, flexible, and able to bring a positive attitude.  All hosts interact with the public.  If you love the outdoors and hitting a trail, you will be a good match at our remote, rugged, and primitive park.

Duties may include:

greeting customers

planning and delivering interpretive activities and events -- Hikes, birding, children's programs, and whatever else interests you

cleaning of campsites, restrooms and headquarters

trail and facility projects

assisting in office and working front desk

maintenance and infrastructure projects

Criminal Background Check required.

Hosts will be provided with a Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) site in exchange for a minimum 25 hrs/wk (32 hrs/week - double occupancy).
These positions are typically 3 month commitments. Please contact the park to see if Colorado Bend is your next adventure!


Program: Colorado Bend State Park

Contact Person: Jason Hairston

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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Assist park staff with resource management projects. Duties may include:

Trail Maintenance and Projects
Spotlight Deer Surveys
Bat Counts
Weed Management


Program: Colorado Bend State Park

Contact Person: Jason Hairston

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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Assist TPWD staff teaching Archery, Fishing and outdoor skills to youth at this family heritage event.  No experience necessary.


Program: Outreach Events

Contact Person: Lacey Estus

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4361

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Boat Host/General Facilty Care
Assist the public with boat rentals. Work 4 hour shifts outdoors. Days off may be ofhter than Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Shifts will vary from 9AM-7:30PM.
Other dutirs may include: Sweeping, litter pick up, minor repairs, lawn care, stocking products, folding shirts, answering phones, assisting large crouds or groups, fishing tackle repair, lifting or moving baot equiptment. Criminal History Check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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Come relax at Inks Lake and become a HQ Assistant!!!! We are looking for fee collectors, parking lot attendants, and evening booth hosts.
 
*Criminal history check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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WHEN:  Saturday, September 8, 2018    10am-2pm
WHERE TO MEET:  The Pavilion at 10:00am

The natural beauty of the Frio attracts more than 400,000 campers every year to swim and fish the 2.9 miles of river running through our park.  Help us keep the beautiful Frio River clean, clear, and healthy by joining us to pick up trash in and along our section of the Frio from the RR 1050 bridge down to Old Baldy.  

In exchange for your participation, enjoy an overnight campsite Saturday night ON US!  Contact headquarters at (830) 232-6132  By August 31, 2018  if you will need a campsite.

6:00PM @ Pavilion - An appreciation dinner provided by Friends of the Frio.                        

Garner State Park is located at 234 RR 1050 in Concan, TX. For more info, call (830) 232-6132 


 


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Lisa Villanova

Contact Phone: (830) 232-6132 x224

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NOTE:  **ABK DOES NOT HAVE PARK HOST opportunities at this time.**

Position-Site Assistant, Supervisor- Site Superintendent, Responsibilities-Various Plant and Animal Surveys, Fence Repair, Brush Clearing, Site Cleanup, Program Development, Outreach Events, Grounds Maintenance, Preparations for Future Public Opening of Site Requirements-Pass Criminal Background Check, Desired Qualifications-Commitment to Conserving and Managing Natural/Cultural Resources, Use of Various Tools and Equipment, Comfortable Speaking with Public, Natural/Cultural History Knowledge, Support for TPWD's Mission Time Required-Open, Training-Orientation


Program: Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area

Contact Person: James Rice

Contact Phone: (853) 548-9622

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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

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Apply to volunteer with the Balcones-Canyonlands Master Naturalists - in the Travis County area.



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Program: Balcones Canyonlands Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Balcones Canyonlands

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Apply to volunteer with the Capital Area Master Naturalists (CAMN) serving mainly Travis county with opportunities in Hays, Williamson, Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco and Caldwell Counties. Regular chapter meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month with the exception of November and December. Regular meetings are open to the public, starting with a 6:30pm meet and greet, meeting topic at 7pm. We meet at the Austin Nature and Science Center near Zilker Park. More details http://camn.org/calendar

Visit our website.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/capitalareamasternaturalists/
Twitter: @CapAreaMN



Program: Capital Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: CAMN

Contact Phone: (512) 974-3888

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Apply to volunteer with the Good Water Master Naturalists - in the Williamson County area.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.at the Williamson County Texas A&M AgriLife Meeting Rooms at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.  Visit our website.


Program: Good Water Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Good Water

Contact Phone:

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

We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. Please visit our website for details.


Program: Hays County Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Hays County

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Highland Lakes Master Naturalists - in the Burnet County area.

We meet on Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2 Annual Awards. Visit our website.


Program: Highland Lakes Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Highland Lakes

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"Keeping the Hill Country Native."  Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. 
Members receive comprehensive training in natural resource management specific to the Texas Hill Country and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities.
Everyone is welcome at our meetings and presentations on fourth Mondays (except Aug/Dec) at UGRA in Kerrville. Socializing at 6:30pm; program at 7:00.

Want to join a group of friendly folks who love nature and the Texas Hill Country? Explore our site for details, then email questions to our Membership Director. We look forward to hearing from you!


Program: Hill Country Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Hill

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Apply to volunteer with the Lindheimer Master Naturalists - in the Comal County area.

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Visit our website.


Program: Lindheimer Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Lindheimer Texas Master Naturalists

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Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. Kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activites covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations. Part of the Hootenanny on the Hill event, hosted by Plum Creek HOA.

Date: October 20, 2018
Volunteer Time: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
(Event time: 4 - 6pm)


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca

Contact Phone: (512) 627-7723

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Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. As part of the Protecting Kids, Preserving Nature event, kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations.

Volunteer Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
(Event Time: 10am to 1pm)

Location: YMCA Camp Moody - 959 Old San Antonio Rd, Buda, 78610


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca, TPWD Angler Education Instructor and Area Chief

Contact Phone: (512) 627-7723 x

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Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. As part of National Hunting and Fishing Day, kids will learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities covering basic tackle, fish ID, basic casting, fishing ethics and regulations.

Volunteer time: 8:30am to 12:30pm
(Event time: 9am to 12pm)

Volunteers receive free park entry. Event is behind Amphitheater restrooms on hike and bike trail.
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Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor and Area Chief

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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Assist with checking and cleaning cabins for availability as visitors depart. Criminal history check required.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site is looking for a campground host/hostess, a single/couple to be on-site volunteer(s):
Provide a warm friendly greeting to park's day and overnight visitors.
Direct overnight users to camping areas and specific sites.
Keep up-to date on current park and surrounding area information (weather, tours, events)
Clean and santitize campground Restroom Shower Building.
Instruct visitor to the use of self pay stations for evening check-ins.
Perform campsite checks/availabilty, twice in morning (8/10am) and one in afternoon (2pm).
Litter patrol around campsites and within firerings.

In exhange for minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a leveled pavement RV slot that includes 30 amp electric, water and sewage hook-up, shade shelter over picninc table and in-ground grill/firering.
A full size and shared refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer available about 1 mile from campsite.
WiFi is availble throughout park, spotty or non-existance during inclimate weather.

Depending on applicant expiriences, you may be asked to assist the Interpretive Ranger with off/on-site activites and events.
Be a Texas State Park Promoter, travel to off-site locations and set up an information, education and outreach booth. During offsite oportunties, food/overnight accomadations may or may not be available or provided. (You must show positive and reliant decision making to travel by onesself and drive state owned vehicle).
Assist with standard maintenance operations.

More important details, such as MONTHS AVAILABLE please click the Additional box above.......


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Selected Ambassadors serving the Central and West Texas State Park regions from Aug. 1 to Dec. 1.


Program: Park Ambassadors

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572 x

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Join The Devil's Sinkhole Society and help with interpretation, event planning, and general maintenance. Criminal Background Check is required


Program: Devil's Sinkhole SNA

Contact Person: Alan Crowe

Contact Phone: (830) 563-2342

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Maintenance and Repair opportunites include: Repair Chainlink fencing and gate around historic Zizelmann House; install pipe gates at entry points to the protected habitat area and Laurel Canyon; create and install signs along the recharge trail; and construct wildlife viewing blinds.


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: John Koepke

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2010

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Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place.

When: Saturday,  Oct. 6, 2018, 8am to 3:30pm

Volunteers should arrive at 8AM; Event runs 9am to 3pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.

Where: Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, 345 Clay Young Rd., Burnet, TX 78611

The event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Michael Scherer

Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221

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Want to continue the legacy?

Formed in December of 1993, The Mother Neff State Park Association (MNSPA) is a non-profit organization that arranges special events, programs, raise funds, and assists with park operations that not only benefit the park, but enhance the visitors' experience. MNSPA elects board members and has a signed memorandum of agreement with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

MNSPA was one of the first state park associations and continues to support the first state park in Texas.


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Harman

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x221

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Support group of Friends of Inks Lake with firewood sales, recycling, park activities and events.


Program: Inks Lake State Park

Contact Person: Shawn Greene

Contact Phone: (512) 793-2223 x230

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Do you love McKinney Falls State Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved in directly supporting the only State Park in the city of Austin? Join passionate people like you in the Friends of McKinney Falls State Park! Sign up here to get in touch and get involved!


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person that enjoys a fast paced work environment? Are you looking for a park close to Austin? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at McKinney Falls State Park!

All Park Hosts are required to work a minimum of 100 hours per month per campsite. In exchange, you will be authorized to stay in the park for free for the duration of your contract.

Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the McKinney Falls State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Saturday - Thursday) and then 8:30am - 6:30pm (Friday). The primary schedule for this position is variable. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park. This position may be required to work holidays and weekends.


Hosts assist Headquarters staff independently collecting entrance fees, checking in campers, answering phones/visitor questions, customer service, and selling store merchandise. Hosts must be willing to assist in emergency situations. This position must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math/handling money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. Bilingual applicants are encouaged to apply.

Hosts must sign up for at least two concurrent months at the park in the same position. Criminal history check required.

Spots Currently Available:
2018
October - 0 spots
November - 0 spots
December - 0 spots

2019
January - 0 spots
February - 0 spots
March - 1 spot
April - 1 spot


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person that enjoys a fast paced work environment? Are you looking for a park close to Austin? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Park Host (Headquarters Host) at McKinney Falls State Park!

All Park Hosts are required to work a minimum of 100 hours per month per campsite. In exchange, you will be authorized to stay in the park for free for the duration of your contract.

Headquarters Park Hosts report for work at the McKinney Falls State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Saturday - Thursday) and then 8:30am - 6:30pm (Friday). The primary schedule for this position is variable. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park. This position may be required to work holidays and weekends.


Hosts assist Headquarters staff independently collecting entrance fees, checking in campers, answering phones/visitor questions, customer service, and selling store merchandise. Hosts must be willing to assist in emergency situations. This position must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math/handling money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. Bilingual applicants are encouaged to apply.

Hosts must sign up for at least two concurrent months at the park in the same position. Criminal history check required.

Spots Currently Available:
2018
May - 1 spot
June - 1 spot
July - 1 spot
August - 1 spot
September - 1 spot

2019
May - 1 spot
June - 1 spot
July - 1 spot
August - 1 spot
September - 1 spot


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event time: 9am to Noon 

Help teach fishing skills to youth and adults. Topics include knot tying, tackle assembly, casting, fish ID and habitats, safety and regulations.

Entrance into the park for volunteers on the day of the volunteer event are waived, but we request that you stop in at Headquarters to get a parking pass.


Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Volunteer shift: 8am to 12:30pm
Event time: 9am to Noon 

Help teach fishing skills to youth and adults. Topics include knot tying, tackle assembly, casting, fish ID and habitats, safety and regulations.

Entrance into the park for volunteers on the day of the volunteer event are waived, but we request that you stop in at Headquarters to get a parking pass.


Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you a people person that enjoys a fast paced work environment? Are you looking for a park close to Austin? Apply to be a Front Office Clerk Volunteer (HQ Volunteer) at McKinney Falls State Park! Gain valuable experience!

HQ Volunteer report for work at the McKinney Falls State Park Headquarters Office. The Headquarters Office is open to the public from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Saturday - Thursday) and then 8:30am - 6:30pm (Friday). The primary schedule for this position is variable. These hours may vary depending on the needs of the park. This position may be required to work holidays and weekends.

HQ Volunteer assist Headquarters staff independently collecting entrance fees, checking in campers, answering phones/visitor questions, customer service, and selling store merchandise. Volunteers must be willing to assist in emergency situations. This position must be comfortable using computers, doing simple math/handling money, and be able to stand for long periods of time. Bilingual applicants are encouaged to apply.

Volunteers must sign up for at least two concurrent months at the park in the same position. Criminal history check required.


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Assist with research, development, presentation of a variety of interpretive projects at GCSNA; site specific kids activity book; development of kid themed activity backpacks; development of photo scavenger hunts.


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: John Koepke

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2010

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Lead interpretive tours into Kickapoo Cavern. Must be in good physical condition. Tours are in an underground cave which is rugged and lasts approximantly 2 hours. A Criminal Background Check is required. Must be 21 years of age. Contact park for more information.


Program: Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Contact Person: Alan Crowe

Contact Phone: (830) 563-2342

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Do you have a passion for nature? Do you enjoy working outside?  Then volunteering as an Interpretive Volunteer of McKinney Falls State Park is the perfect fit for you.  In this role, you will assist and/or lead: 



  • Guided Hikes (Plant/Tree/Bird ID, etc.)

  • Art in the Park

  • Special Events (Photography, History, Geocaching, etc.)


Volunteers will receive training in interpretation and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. Positions are available for the weekends, but an occasional week day shift is possible.  Volunteers are asked to commit to 6 months for a minimum of one 4 hour biweekly.   A criminal background check is required. 


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Park host position at Lake Brownwood State Park.  Duties include keeping cabins and lodges clean, changing linens, checking for maintenance issues, and laundering of dirty linens.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Position includes an RV camping spot in exchange for 24 hours of service per week per campsite.


Program: Lake Brownwood State Park

Contact Person: Kim Delgado

Contact Phone: (325) 784-5223

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Park host position at Lake Brownwood State Park.  Duties include taking care of an assigned camping loop restroom, campsite cleaning, litter pick up, mowing of camping loop, and other maintenance duties as needed.

Position includes RV camping spot in exchanged for 24 hours of service per week per campsite.


Program: Lake Brownwood State Park

Contact Person: Kim Delgado

Contact Phone: (325) 784-5223

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Do you have a passion for parks? Are you good with your hands? Are you looking for a park close to Austin? Apply to be a Maintenance Park Host at McKinney Falls State Park!

All Park Hosts are required to work a minimum of 100 hours per month per campsite. In exchange, you will be authorized to stay in the park for free for the duration of your contract.

Maintenance Park Hosts report for work at the Maintenance Shop. The primary schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours to meet the 100 hour commitment can be done throughout the week. Schedule may include working holidays. Hosts assist Operations Rangers with daily and special operations projects including restroom cleaning, camp site cleaning, trail litter pick-up, creek clean-up, brush clearing, trail work, facilities maintenance and more. Hosts must be willing to assist in emergency situations. Schedule may change due to park needs.

Hosts must sign up for at least two concurrent months at the park in the same position. Criminal history check required.

If you are interested in Park Hosting for any of the following spots, please send an email to kristen.williams@tpwd.texas.gov with the months you are interested in serving.

Spots Currently Available:
2019
April: 1
May: 2
June: 3
July: 4
August: 4
September: 3




Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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Looking for an opportunity to work outside, gain new skills, and give back to the only state park in Austin, TX? Join our team as a Trail Crew Volunteer!

Dedicate a minimum of 4 hours on the third Saturday of each month to give our trails system some TLC.


Trail maintenance experience is a plus but not necessary. We will train you in  proper tool usage, trail specifications, and natural resource management.

Our goal is to have a committed group of individuals to service our trails once a month and lead community groups on additional service days in the park as needed.

Trail Days (Third Saturday of each month)
8:30am-12:30pm
Meet at the Playground after obtaining entrance permits at HQ. State that you're a Trail Crew Volunteer and your entry fees will be waived for the day.
Bring your own non-mechanized hand tools (loppers, rakes, weed cutters) if you have them. We are very limited on our supplies.
Bring Water! Snacks! A backpack! Bug spray! Your own vehicle!
Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants to protect your legs (like jeans), work gloves, and eye protection (safety goggles).
Leave dogs/pets/children under the age of 15 years old at home. All minors 15 years or older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event.

Questions? Email Kristen Williams(kristen.williams@tpwd.texas.gov)


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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A great opportunity to host at one of the first state parks in Texas. Openings starting from May 2019.



Park Hosts duties include:


- Customer service by greeting customers and providing
   information 
- Cleaning of campsites, facilities, and restrooms
- Site checks, meter checks, litter patrol, operating a UTV
- Assist in standard maintenance operations

Depending upon selected applicant's experience, duties might also include:

- Assisting in office operations
- Interpretive activities and events.

- If interested contact Melissa Chadwick 254-717-7260

Criminal Background Check required. Hosts will be provided with a Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) site in exchange for a minimum scheduled work hours per week of 30 (couple) / 24 (single). You must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply.


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x224

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Mother Neff State Park is seeking individuals to assist rangers with standard park duties.

Some duties include:

- Maintenance/repair
- Mowing/trimming/cutting
- Construction projects
- Park upkeep such as litter pick-up and campground cleaning
- Assist with park programs/events
- Trail maintenance
- Gardening
- Log splitting and firewood bundling


Program: Mother Neff State Park

Contact Person: Melissa Chadwick

Contact Phone: (254) 853-2389 x223

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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


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135 x

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Are you a night owl? Do you enjoy helping others? Apply to be a Night Host at McKinney Falls State Park!


Night Park Hosts report for work at the Park Headquarters. This shift is 30 hours a week from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Night Host duties include greeting after-hour arriving visitors at the Park Headquarters, contacting visitors, guiding visitors in using the self-pay station, directing visitors to campsites, disseminating information to visitors, and assisting with litter pick-up and restroom cleaning. Hosts must be willing to assist in emergency situations.

Hosts must sign up for at least two concurrent months at the park in the same position. Criminal history check required.

If you have an interest in Park Hosting for any of the months below, please send an email to kristen.williams@tpwd.texas.gov and include the months you're interested in serving with us.

Spots Currently Available:
2019
May - 1 spot
June - 1 spot
July - 1 spot
August - 1 spot
September - 1 spot


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Kristen Williams

Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643

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**This is not a park host position** Assist park staff with various duties to include: general office and clerical duties, answering telephones, registering campers and collection of various fees, and interacting with a large number of visitors. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of and the ability to use computers. Criminal background check is required.


Program: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contact Person: Nicole Gilbert

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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Assist park staff with various duties to include: customer service, search and rescue, traffic direction, and general maintenance of grounds and facilities. Criminal History Check is required. Three park host sites available at the park. All sites have WIFI, water, electrical and sewer hookups. There are also freezers, a washer and dryer, and a kitchen available for your use. Please call or e-mail about current availablity.


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Mac Freeborn

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3329 x

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Park Hosts are to assist site staff with the day to day operations of Government Canyon State Natural Area. Duties may include but are not limmited to collecting entry fees from customers at a satelite fee station or Natural Area store, opening the gate in the morning or closing the gate in the evening, routine cleaning, assisting with various maintenance projects from painting to building, and general customer service. Hosts will be provided with a 50/30 Amp Full Hook-Up (Water/Sewer/Electric) at a semi-private site and have access to a free laundry facility and Wi-Fi internet in exchange for a minimum 32 hrs/wk per couple (or 16 hrs/wk per individual). Hosts are asked to work a minimum of two months and cannot stay longer than six months (no more than three months on first tour at Government Canyon).


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: Heather Danner

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2006

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Assist Park Staff with the daily operations which may include: campsite checks, after hours visitor orientation, facility and bathroom cleaning, fire pit clearing,  grounds upkeep and light-duty maintenance projects. This opportunity is available year round. Length of stay 3 months. Host to live on-site with RV space provided including water, electric, and septic. Criminal background check required. Beautiful, quiet setting 10 miles from town.


Program: Hill Country State Natural Area

Contact Person: Leanne Beauxbeannes

Contact Phone: (830) 796-4413

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