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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: Attend orientation training and 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.


Program: Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area

Contact Person: James Rice

Contact Phone: (853) 548-9622

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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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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 Canyonland

Contact Phone: (512) 779-1917

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Availability from April through November


Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your Spring and/or Summer in the scenic Lost Pines of Bastrop and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Bastrop State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy the wonderful smell of loblolly pines while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.

Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.

Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop as it is only a five minute drive away from the park! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities! And Austin Airport is only a 20 minute drive away!


Duties of the Park Host

Required
- Clean and maintain bathrooms
- Oversee and maintain their campground loop, which includes but is not limited to trash pick up of entire loop, cleaning out fire rings, mowing/weedeating entire camping loop and de-weeding tent pads
- Assist with historic CCC cabin cleaning
- Assist visitors
- Split wood.

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To:

- Assist with grounds maintenance of park
- Assist with interpretive tours/hikes and programs
- Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects and programs.

Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends. Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins. Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months.

Must be at least 18 years old and must
pass a criminal background check.


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape!

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old. Or have a guardian present if under 18.
Must pass Criminal Background Check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver (at the time of application).
After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, we can get you started!


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Celebrate Free Fishing Day and help teach the basics of fishing to families at the Bradfield Village Park pond and at various stations (knot tying, fish identification, casting, etc).

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Volunteer time: 8:30am - 1pm


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca, TPWD Volunteer Angler Education Volunteer Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 210-9142

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Openings starting mid April.

Come join our team and experience life beneath the beautiful Spanish moss at Buescher State Park! Spend your fall/winter/spring/summer seasons tucked away in this little hidden jewel of Central Texas and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Buescher State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy this very unique, beautiful, and peaceful area while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.

Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations including maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.

Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (30 amp, no 50 amp sites) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility. Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Smithville, which is only a six minute drive away from the park. Historic Downtown Bastrop is only a 15 minute drive away, and nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio provide other opportunities to enjoy on days off.

Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing at this little piece of heaven!

Duties of the Park Host

*Required

*Clean and maintain bathrooms
*Oversee and maintain assigned campground loop, including but not limited to:
- Trash pickiup of entire loop
- Clean out fire rings
- Mow/weed-eat entire camping loop
- Remove weeds from tent pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin cleaning
* Assist visitors
* Split wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To:

- Assist with park grounds maintenance
- Assist front office staff
- Assist with Interpretive tours/hikes and programs
- Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects and programs

*Minimum 25 hours a week, with days off mainly on days other than weekends
*Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins
*Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months
*Must be at least 18 years old
*Must pass a criminal background check


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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Want to follow in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corps? Join our team of trail workers to keep our park in tip top shape!

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old, or be accompanied by a guardian if under 18.
Must pass criminal background check (at no cost to you).
Must fill out an Alternative Workforce Waiver at the time of application.
After you've been accepted and contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, log volunteer hours and follow/utilize all PPE.


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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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

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Program: Capital Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: CAMN

Contact Phone: (512) 974-3888

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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, but are not limited to:

- Greeting customers
- Planning and delivering interpretive activities and events such as hikes, birding, children's programs, and whatever else interests you
- Cleaning 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: Debbie Hicks

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: Debbie Hicks

Contact Phone: (325) 628-3240

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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 State Natural Area

Contact Person: Alan Crowe

Contact Phone: (830) 563-2342

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Volunteer will support TPWD's mission by assisting park staff in Headquaters Building with the Park's daytime operations.
Volunteer must provide customer service, register incoming visitors, answer phone calls, and provide park information to all incoming visitors.

A criminal background check (CBC) must be successfully PASSED before an opporunity will be offered.

Current interest for February & March 2020 contact Beau Hester 830-395-2133.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Beau.Hester

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors? If you enjoy talking and learing about nature and being outside in the beautiful San Felipe Creek this opporunity is for you!

Park Ranger will be providing instructional training in the end of May 2020.

As an Outreach Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:
Leave No Trace, Fishing 101, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Wild, Native Plant and Wildlife Identification.

We are hoping to have several events in Del Rio, Texas. We will have about 50 students at each event, will divide the lesson/talks/ presentation to about 10-12 students per presenation and rotate them from one presenter to another.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone:

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Assist park staff with duties that may include:
- Presenting educational and interpretive hikes and talks
- Assisting with guiding hikes and evening programs
- Performing roving interpretation including table demonstrations
- Art in the park programs
- Informal interpretation (pending successful completion of interpretive training)

A criminal background check is required.


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Stephanie Croatt

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3030

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Join us in making the park better for everyone! Join park rangers and other volunteers for a trail work morning. Being in the Hill Country means that trails need constant work and upkeep! This includes erosion control, revegetation of social trails and basic trail cleanup. This opportunity requires some knowledge of hand tools and a willingness to put in hard work on the trails. Work together, sweat together; that's the way we make things better!


This opportunity occurs the last Saturday of every month. If you are looking to bring a larger group out to volunteer on a different date, please email the volunteer coordinator.


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Jessica DeBoer

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3030

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