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*****Some openings between March and Late summer. ****** We are full for January and February.
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
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist Front Office Staff
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*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.*

*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Bastrop State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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*****Openings From May into late Summer******* We are full through 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 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 (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 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!
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 their Campground Loop
- Includes but is not limited to
> Trash Pick up of Entire Loop
> Cleaning out Fire Rings
> Mow/Weed Eat Entire Camping Loop
> De-Weed Tent Pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin Cleaning
* Assist Visitors
* Splitting Wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To

- Assist with Grounds Maintenance of Park
- Assist Front Office Staff
- Assist with Interpretive Tours/Hikes and Programs
- Assist with Miscellaneous Tasks, Projects and Programs

We understand Park Hosts each have different sets of skills and will try to match you with your skills and passions when possible.

*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.*
*Must pass a Criminal Background Check*


Program: Buescher State Park

Contact Person: Madalyn Miller

Contact Phone: (512) 718-0211

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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 *November 2018*

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at beautiful Garner, the most visited of all Texas State Parks! We are seeking individuals to assist our rangers with regular park duties, maintenance and repairs, mowing/trimming, prep for deer hunt, construction projects, and upkeep duties like sign painting and litter pick-up. 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!

This 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) for your RV.

The main duties of this position include assisting rangers with daily tasks and projects tree trimming, prep for deer hunt, painting restrooms, repairing damaged lanterns and fire rings and much more!


FYI: Only AT&T cell service is available in the park at this time, and wireless internet is available at 2 park locations. Our water is very hard (full of calcium and minerals) and will likely require you to install additional water filters on your RV.


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Shaylee Burns

Contact Phone: (830) 834-0419

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*Openings available beginning November 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: Michael Pospisil

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: Michael Pospisil

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: Michael Pospisil

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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This is an annual†holiday event held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There will be gingerbread ornament† decorating at the visitor center exhibit hall and German Holiday Tradition†activities and cookie decorating†at the living history farm. Volunteers are needed for event greeting, visitor and Park Store Retail services, assist children in decorating ornaments and cookies and help visitors with other holiday activities at the farm, which may include wreath and candle making. Min. age of volunteers is 18. Criminal History Check required.


Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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A day of kite building and flying for all ages. Volunteers and staff will assist with the assembly and flying of kites. Held at the LBJ State Park 290 entry, field to the right, follow signs. Material for kite building are supplied by the park. Weather permiting, so inquire in advance.


Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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Special event, at this annual event we will be commemorating Pres. Johnson's birthday. The public is invited to view a film at the visitors center, visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and visit the National Park by way of a self guided tour including a ranger led tour of the Texas White House. Criminal history check required.


Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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Special Event - September 20-21, 2014, 1:30-3:30 -- In honor of Lady Bird Johnson's 100th birthday, children and families come to scatter wildflower seeds in selected park fields then stomp on them to help them settle and germinate for the upcoming spring. Volunteers are needed to register the guests and distribute seed packets to participants throughout the event. Criminal History check required.


Program: LBJ State Park & Historic Site (includes Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm)

Contact Person: Nina Cardenas

Contact Phone: (830) 644-2252 x224

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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

Contact Phone:

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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

Contact Phone:

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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

Contact Phone:

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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

Contact Phone:

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Volunteers needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and their families. *Event is rain or shine.
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)
Location: Click on map link for specific location


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Vincent Lecca, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 627-7723

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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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Assist with checking and cleaning cabins/ shelters for deposit as visitors depart. Criminal history check required.


Program: Garner State Park

Contact Person: Shaylee Burns

Contact Phone: (830) 834-0419

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Volunteers are needed to help with backyard bass casting and a fish info booth.

Date: Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Volunteer Time: 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Event time: 1pm to 5pm


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer

Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526

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Volunteers are needed to help CWA Local 6132 staff with educational fishing stations and the fishing tournament (remove hooks, prepare tackle, high fives, etc.) for youth and families.

Date: Sunday, November 4th
Volunteer time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
Location: East Metro Park, 18706 Blake Manor Rd, Manor, 78653


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Kelly Rodriguez

Contact Phone: (914) 714-8332

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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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Xeriscaping include preparing designated areas installation of† weed barrier/staking material, gravel. Planting of border/landscaping materials, native drought tolerant plants. Installation of water collection drip system.† † † † † † † †††††††††† For more information email nora.padilla@tpwd.texas.gov.
VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE FOR MATCHING GRANT FUNDS.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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**This is not a park host position**

This position will 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: Asa Vermeulen

Contact Phone: (254) 897-4588

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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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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!

Friends of McKinney Falls is a group of like-minded individuals who work together with Texas Parks and Wildlife in the shared vision of protecting and conserving this natural space for future generations. We want visitors to enjoy the unique experience McKinney Falls has to offer and inspire a lifelong appreciation and respect for nature and the legacy of Texas history.

Our activities include: helping with educational programs, trash clean-up, fundraising, and community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!

Join us today!

For more information contact:
Jamie Gillis @ Jamie.Gillis@tpwd.texas.gov or
Enola Bowers @ cmaladee@gmail.com


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

Contact Phone: (210) 334-9328

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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, 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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Details


Do you have a passion for the outdoors and for our natural resources? Have you spent time learning about local cultural history or geology? Would you like to make a lasting impact and difference in a young person's life that they will remember forever?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may be perfect for the Trails to Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA project we are hosting at Government Canyon SNA. The project is going to bring youth from economically distressed and underserved areas in Bexar County to Govt. Canyon for a basic hike, and learning experiences.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the events which would be roughly a half day in length and for people with all kinds of experience in the Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Geology or History fields or with no experience at all but who have an interest in reaching youth from urban, economically distressed portions of San Antonio who may not have ever been in an outside setting before.

The program will now be occurring mostly during winter and spring. These learning experiences could cover any number of topics regarding conservation including; native plants, recharge zones and aquifers; wildlife; endangered species; current topics in conservation for e.g.., animal sightings at the canyon; Skin and Skulls (a predator vs prey lesson) or Project WILD lessons and others not mentioned here.


We are hoping to have about 10 events for the year with about 30 students at each event. If there were more students, we will divide the lesson/talks/presentation to about 10-15 kids per presentation and rotate them from one to the other so presenters arenít overwhelmed.


How This Helps Our Community


The focus of this project has been to locate youth from the most urban, economically distressed areas in San Antonio and we will be bringing them out here for field trips. The hope is they can learn and connect with Govt. Canyon SNA; a natural resource area they may not know about.

We hope that this will build a bridge for the well-being of the youth involved and the future of TPWD. At the minimum, we hope that whomever comes out here, will at least take a new, happy or inspirational experience home with them. For more information on the program, you can look at the synopsis of it here: https://trails2tomorrow.wordpress.com/


Program: Government Canyon State Natural Area

Contact Person: Valerie Welch

Contact Phone: (210) 688-9055 x2074

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery Houston

Contact Person: Kendrick Gray

Contact Phone: (346) 236-9278

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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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Learn new skills and give back to your local State Park! Some very exciting projects are on the horizon! No experience necessary. Our very knowledgeable rangers will train you in proper tool usage, trail specifications, and natural resource management. Anyone with experience is welcome to become a crew leader if willing to commit to a schedule (flexible). ***All minors 15 years or older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event. For their safety, no children younger than 15 or pets allowed.***

This opportunity is limited to 20 volunteers per event for safety precautions. Large groups can be accommodated if planned in advance. Please email me below.



Please email to RSVP @ Jamie Gillis (Jamie.Gillis@tpwd.texas.gov) for more information.


Program: McKinney Falls State Park

Contact Person: Jamie Gillis

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) / 25 (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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