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Assist TPWD staff (Saturday, 12 November) conduct fun, hands-on activities like archery, fishing, camping skills and more. Training provided onsite. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, event admission and parking for the day.


Program: Outreach Events

Contact Person: Robert Owen

Contact Phone: (512) 925-4921

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NOTE: ABKSNA does not have Park Host opportunities at this time.

Position: Volunteer Site Assistants

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 required orientation training and safety 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: Sam Toback

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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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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Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend a season 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, which is only a five minute drive away from the park. Nearby cities of Austin, Houston and San Antonio provide additional day off opportunities!

Duties of the Park Host

Required:

- Clean and maintain bathrooms
- Oversee and maintain assigned campground loop, including but not limited to, trash pick-up 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

Other duties include but are not limited to:

- Assist with park grounds maintenance
- 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 as assigned by park management needs. 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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Would you enjoy being more involved in your local Blanco State Park? We have opportunities for weekday and weekend volunteers. This is NOT a Park Host position. Responsiblities will vary depending on your interest and skill set. Example of potential duties include assisting with fishing and kayaking programs, trail clean up and maintence, and assisting with special events.


Program: Blanco State Park

Contact Person: Rena Beyer

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333 x241

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Do you love Texas State Parks? Would you enjoy living in a state park in the beautiful hill country while making a difference? If so, this opportunity may be for you. Blanco State Park is looking for volunteers with maintenance, electrical work, carpentry or manual labor experience and a love for state parks to support the maintenance team. Your time, energy, and skills will support the park team in managing and conserving the park's natural and cultural resources and keep the park safe and usable for visitors.

This position assists park staff with day to day operations of a state park. Duties may include, operating mowers, weed-eaters and chainsaws, firewood collection, cleaning restrooms, cleaning campsites, completing visitor use surveys, trash collection, and light repairs. Shifts may vary, primarily daytime, but always include one Saturday or Sunday each week. May also be responsible for care of Wildlife Viewing Station.

Volunteers will receive safety and equipment training and will learn about park maintenance operations. Positions are available throughout the week. A criminal background check is required.

Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 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.


Program: Blanco State Park

Contact Person: Rena Beyer

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333 x241

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Do you love Texas State Parks? Do you want to make a difference, while living in a beautiful State park? If so, this opportunity may be for you. Blanco State Park is looking for friendly, motivated and energetic park hosts for the fall and winter seasons. Park host at Blanco State Park will work and live in its beautiful Hill Country campground. 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.


Volunteer duties will include: Representing TPWD State Parks in a positive and professional manner; maintaining cleanliness of assigned areas, including keeping pavilion bathrooms cleaned and stocked and collecting trash from assigned camp loops; cleaning campsites and shelters (firepits, picnic tables...), checking sites; providing excellent customer service to park visitors, including providing general information and assistance to park visitors; and maintaining cleanliness of assigned host site.


Requirements: Preferred experience with customer service and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff; experience with basic maintenance and equipment use; essential opportunity functions require sitting for long periods of time, carrying, walking, and standing; background check required.


Benefits: In exchange for a minimum of 25 volunteer hours per week, you are provided with a 50 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 the beautiful Blanco River and its wildlife!


Call for available dates or additional details.



Program: Blanco State Park

Contact Person: Rena Beyer

Contact Phone: (830) 833-4333 x241

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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.

Park Hosts have a schedule of working 5 days on two days off, then 4 days on and three days off. This repeats every two weeks. Your days on/off is determined by park management needs.

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


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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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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"Sign Up" and record the hours you spend providing archery access, opportunities and education. This includes Explore Archery, Explore Bowhunting/Bowfishing, USA Archery classes and events (excluding NASP). Report ALL NASP archery activity at "NASP Archery Education Classes and Events.".

Community Archery Instructors and Volunteers play a vital role in promoting TPWD''s Community Archery Program. The hours you contribute to a given activity and the number of people you reach are key ingredients to achieving our community archery objectives. Therefore, reporting your archery activity is imperative so that we can collect the data needed. Thank you for your continued effort in expanding the sport of archery.


Program: Community Archery Houston and Coastal

Contact Person: Travis Glick

Contact Phone: (214) 532-1613

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Serive projects needing graduation hours for community serive.
Cleaning areas for birding and camping sites, other projects include monarch butterflies, bird count, aquatic science project .
Will instructed on hand tool safety and the how to use shovels, rakes, loopers,etc.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area- Hughes Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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Work close with park staff in the maintenace of park buildings.
Clear and install fire rings, picnic talbes, and shade shelters in campsite areas.
Assist in mowing and trimming campsites and trails.
Assist park staff on setting for intepretive programs or events.

Must be 18 yrs and older with some maintenance skills.
Must pass a background test.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone: (183) 028-2247 x1

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Looking for helpful and self motivated campground Park Host. Host is required to complete a minimun of 24 volunteer hours per week .

Camp ground Host daily duties include:
- Provide a warm friendly greeting to park's day and overnight visitors
- Work as Customer Service Representive at Visitor Center
- Instruct visitors of after hour's regristration requirements
- Direct overnight visitors to camping area and specific sites
- Clean restroom, shower building and bunkhouse
- Litter clean up
- Clean campsite and fire rings
- Assist with mowing campsites
- Assist park ranger with light maintenance duties
- Other duties based on interests, skills, and park needs

Applicants must be 18 years of age and older.
A criminal background check is required.
Campground Park Host will be provided with electrical hook up, water, sewer, washer and dryer.

Park is open to the public from Friday at 8 am to Monday at 5pm.

Current interest list for February & March 2020 please call the park 830-395-2133.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Beau Hester

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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This position will provide the opportunity to become familiar with multiple aspects of the Texas Parks and Wildlife operations through hands on participation.

Volunteer Intern will receive an orientation from the perspective of several different staff positions, including the superintendent, office manager, maintenance staff, park interpreter and law enforcement.

The intern may rotate duties with different staff, however all duties will come with clear instruction from park superintendent. The majority of the duties will consist of designing, assisting and leading outreach programs to a variety of audiences such as park guests. Will work as a Customer Service Clerk at our Park HQ and provide park orientaiton for incoming visitors.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2256

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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 before outreach programs

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-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone:

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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-Del Norte Unit

Contact Person: Beau.Hester

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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Duties include:
-Cleaning restrooms
-Emptying trash receptacles
-Picking up trash
-Campsite occupancy checks
-Cleaning campsites
-Mowing and weed eating
-Assisting with search and rescue
-Assisting rangers with special projects

A criminal background check is required.

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: Doug Cochran

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3030

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Do you have a passion for nature & the outdoors? Do you want to share the joy of the natural world with others? Do you want to help us protect the wonder of Enchanted Rock? Do we have an opportunity for you!

Enchanted Rock Interpretation/Education Volunteers are on the front line of helping visitors enjoy the state natural area while also teaching them ways that they can help protect this place for future visitors and future generations!

Duties may include:

- Independently presenting educational and interpretive talks and hikes.
- Assisting park staff with guided hikes, school group programs & evening programs.
- Leading experiential based programs such as Nature Journaling or Art in the Park.
- Performing informal roving interpretation including table demonstrations, such as Skins & Skulls.
- Teach skills based programs, such as Birdwatching, Stargazing, or Nature Journaling.

A criminal background check is required.


Program: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Contact Person: Jessica DeBoer

Contact Phone: (830) 685-3636 x804

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