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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 become a member and volunteer with the Tierra Grande Master Naturalists.  The Tierra Grande chapter covers primarily Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties in the Big Bend region.

We meet quarterly.
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Program: Tierra Grande Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Tierra Grande

Contact Phone:

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Apply to volunteer with the Trans Pecos Master Naturalists. We work in the Trans Pecos region of west Texas.
Find out more about us here.


Program: Trans-Pecos Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Trans Pecos Chapter

Contact Phone: (915) 771-2354

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Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site is looking for a campground Host, a single/couple to volunteer 5 days a week, weekends and certain holidays a must.
 
Campground host daily duties:
-Provide a warm friendly greeting to park's day and overnight visitors.
-Keep up-to-date on current information; avaliabilty of tours, hazardous weather.
-Instruct visitor of self pay stations (after hours payment system). Volunteers at this park will not be authorized to handle money.
-Direct overnight users to camping area and specific sites.
-Perform campsite checks twice in morning (8/10) and twice in afternoon (2/4:30).
-Clean and sanitize campground Restroom Shower Building.

Depending on applicants experiences:
-Assist Interpretive Ranger with interpretive on-site activitiies and events
-Be a Texas State Park Promoter, (must show positive and reliant desicion making to travel by oneself) to off-site locations to set up information, education and outreach booths.
-Assist with standard maintenance operations.

In exchange for a minium of 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a level concrete pad campsite with 30 amp electric, water and sewage hook-ups. Wi-Fi is provided through out the park, (spotty during inclement weather). A full size refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer at the maintenance building (1 mile from campsite).

-Applicant must have the following before a volunteer opportunity offer can be made:
1) successfully pass a Texas-performed Criminal Background Check
2) have a valid state driver license and personal vehicle
*Volunteer coordinator will inform potential volunteer of pass/fall crimainal background check and will validate your state's drivers license and history

When offer is made and accepted, the applicant will be given training with certifcate for the following:
To drive Texas owned vehicle and UTVs
A) UTV, utility terrain vehicle
B) National Safety Council's Distracted Driving Course
*Other traing oprtunities may include:
Chainsaw Operations
First Aid/CPR/AED
Tour Guide/Interpretive

CURRENTLY AN INTEREST LIST FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTHS for the 2019 year:
June
July
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September
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Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Big Bend Ranch State Park is now a Gold-tier Dark Sky Park recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. This designation means that the night sky over BBRSP has not been affected by light pollution and is dark enough to see astronomical features such as the Milky Way that can no longer be seen in many urban areas. 

In an effort to monitor the quality of the night sky at the park, we are looking for amateur and/or professional astronomers and astrophotographers to observe and document the sky from various locations in the park. 


Volunteers will adopt a location and take observations or images once or twice a year. Observations and images will be used to monitor sky quality and used in public programs to raise awareness about light pollution and the importance of natural dark skies.

Camp fees and/or park entrance fees may be waived for volunteers who sign up and provide the park with observations and/or images. All data will be appropriately managed and credited if presented to the public. 


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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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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Assist park staff with small scale park projects depending on your skills and experience.
This opportunty includes but not limited to construction, caprenrty, electrical, painting, hiking trail maintenance, habitat restoriation, vegatation control and tree clearing.
Please contact the park's volunteer coordinator for more details.

In exchange for 24 volunteer hours a week, the park will provide a level concrete pad campsite with 30/50 amp electric, water/sewage hook-ups and WI-FI.
A full size refridgerator/freezer and washer & dryer located nearby (site is beside our maintenance building).

Note:
-This is a minimal 1 month commitment, may be extended as needed.
-Off duty days maybe assigned based on needs of the park.

Applicant must have the following before a volunteer offer can be made:
1) successfully pass a Texas-performed Criminal Background Check
2) have a valid U.S. state driver license
* Volunteer coordinator will inform potential volunteer of pass/fail criminal background check and will validate your state's driver license and history.

When offer is made and accepted, the applicant will be given training with certification for the following:
To drive a park-owned vehicle and UTVs
A) UTV, utility terrain vehicle
B) National Safety Council's Distracted Driving Course
C) other trainnigs may include: chainsaw operations, and First AID/CPR/AED


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Monahans Sandhills 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.   Maintenance volunteers assist with park maintenance, including but not limited to minor construction/carpentry, trail maintenance, tree clearing, habitat restoration, and other projects depending on skill set. 


 


Volunteers will receive safety and equipment training and will learn about park maintenance operations. Positions are available throughout the week. Volunteers are asked to commit to 6 months for a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week.   A criminal background check is required. 


 


Program: Monahans Sandhills State Park

Contact Person: Roma Chavez

Contact Phone: (432) 943-2092

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Have you ever wondered what life is like in Big Bend? Now is your chance to experience all the wonders of the largest State Park in Texas. Enjoy some of the darkest night skies in the state, a unique history, amazing views and adventures as a Park Host.


As a Host at the Sauceda Ranger Station, you will live in the park for free, for a three-month term, at a host site with full hookups, in exchange for 24 hours of service each week. Main responsibilities will be housekeeping at the Bunkhouse. Duties include but are not limited to laundry, and cleaning the restrooms, kitchen and living area; with additional tasks to include general maintenance and assisting with check-ins and fee collections at the visitor center.  


When: October 2018- December 2018


Things to consider: The Sauceda Ranger Station is 27 miles of rugged, dirt road from FM 170. This is the only way in and out of the interior of the park. Drive time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Criminal Background Check is required. 
 


Program: Big Bend Ranch State Park

Contact Person: Brandi Heasley

Contact Phone: (432) 358-4444

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Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers guided hikes. Aid park staff by guiding educational and interpretive hikes for school groups and the public. This opportunity is open year round. 

Contact the park for additional information.


Program: Franklin Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Lydia Pagel

Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441

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Removal of all Litter/Trash from Park Facilities and Grounds at McKelligon Canyon, Tom Mays Unit, Smugglers Pass, Tin Mines Unit, and/or Hitt Canyon. Contact Park for more specific details.


Program: Franklin Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Lydia Pagel

Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441

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Assist Park by helping to maintain over 100 miles of trails. Trail Maintenance is an endless opportunity to work outside and assist in the upkeep of Park Trails. Areas of concern are: erosion control, debris removal, GPS-ing, trail marking and trail rerouting. Contact Park for more specific details. This Opportuninity is available year round on a daily basis.


Program: Franklin Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Lydia Pagel

Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441

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Volunteer will support TPWD's mission by assisting park staff in the Headquarters Building with the park's day to day operations. Independently collect visitor daily and special use fees, register overnight campers, and selling store merchandise.
Volunteer must be comfortable handling and accounting money, using computers, doing simple math and stand for a long period of time. Knowledge of the surrounding area (Langtry through Del Rio) is a plus. The primary schedule for this opportunity is Friday through Sunday with hours 8am - 4:45pm.
A Criminal Background Check(CBC) must be successfully Passed before opportunity is offered.



Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Students from Presidio Independent School District working at Fort Leaton State Historic Site as Tour Guides and Volunteer workers.


Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Contact Person: Manuela Catano

Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613

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Will assist park staff with lawn mowing, weed-whacking, and other grounds duties as assigned. Will work 25 hours per week. Minimum age: 17 (If under 18 the volunteer will need to print out a Parental Release Form and bring a signed copy to the park headquarters). This opportunity is avaible year round. A criminal background check is required. Contact the park for more information about this opportunity.


Program: Balmorhea State Park

Contact Person: Edith Pena

Contact Phone: (432) 375-2370

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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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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 3-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 3-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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This opportunity is for Hueco Tanks volunteers who wish to help the Maintenance rangers with anything from trail maintenance to vehicle and building maintenance.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 3-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 3-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Assists park staff during special events for the public. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Volunteers needed at Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site to assist with the Key 4  Classroom at the Canyon, a local school program. This includes set up/break down of stations, helping instructors during activities and chaperoning the students. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and be active in their child's education.
NOTE: This is to volunteer with Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, not the school.
Must successfully pass criminal background check.


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Experienced hunting volunteers will introduce, educate and accompany beginning and/or physically challenged hunters on a deer hunting experience. Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory mentored hunting workshop with the beginning and/or physically challenged hunters. A criminal background check is required for volunteers.


Program: San Angelo State Park

Contact Person: Tony Wheeler

Contact Phone: (325) 949-4757 x222

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Help with Upkeep and Maintenance of the Adobe Mud Plastering of Park Facilities. Applying Plaster.


Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Contact Person: Manuela Catano

Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613

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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

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Big Bend Ranch State Park, by giving your park trails some much needed TLC. 

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 8:30am-1pm
Meet: Sauceda HQ
Wear: pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, hat
Bring: water bottle, snacks, lunch, gloves, positive attitude

We will provide the trail tools, and water. 

All minors, 17 years of age and younger, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

More information will become available closer to the event day. 

Questions? Contact Brandi Heasley at Brandi.Heasley@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Big Bend Ranch State Park

Contact Person: Brandi Heasley

Contact Phone: (432) 358-4444

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Mile high views. Dark night skies. Great hiking and birding. Rich CCC history and the historic Indian Lodge. Literally the coolest campground in Texas. Find it all at Davis Mountains State Park!



Join us as a volunteer and find magic in the Big Bend Region of Texas while helping to provide a memorable experience for our visitors. This park host position includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.


Basic duties include: campground checks, bird blind feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. This host site involves assisting the park programming with 5 hours of interpretation/week in addition to regular duties. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual


Regular schedule: 2 days on, 4 days off (may vary) Benefit: The knowledge that you are stewarding and protecting Texas State Parks for use today and by future generations. This position allows you to conduct some interpretive programs (experience in conducting programs is preferred) and allows for maintenance work as well. You can receive training in interpretation as needed, and access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the natural and cultural resources of the park. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assisting the park with critical operating duties. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!


Requirements: Must be 18 or over Required: Criminal Background Check, ATV online training. Optional: Completion of Distracted Driving course. FYI- park does not have cell service other than Verizon booster at HQ. Service is available on the top of the mountain road or 4 miles away in Fort Davis. WIFI available but at times unreliable.


Program: Davis Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Tyler Priest

Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301

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Mile high views. Dark night skies. Great hiking and birding. Rich CCC history and the historic Indian Lodge. Literally the coolest campground in Texas. Find it all at Davis Mountains State Park!



Join us as a volunteer and find magic in the Big Bend Region of Texas while helping to provide a memorable experience for our visitors. This park host position includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.



Basic duties include: campground checks, bird feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. This host site involves assisting the park programming with interpretation and also maintenance in addition to regular duties. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual



Regular schedule: 2 days on, 4 days off (may vary) Benefit: The knowledge that you are stewarding and protecting Texas State Parks for use today and by future generations. This site gives you a little experience in interpretation and allows for maintenance work as well. You can receive training in interpretation as needed and access to resources and tools to continue to lear about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assiting the park with critical operating duties. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!



Requirements: Must be 18 or over Required: Criminal Background Check, ATV online training. Optional: Completion of Distracted Driving course FYI- park does not have cell service other than Verizon booster at HQ. Service is available on the top of the mountain road or 4 miles away in Fort Davis. WIFI available but at times unreliable.


Program: Davis Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Tyler Priest

Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301

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Mile high views. Dark night skies. Great hiking and birding. Rich CCC history and the historic Indian Lodge. Literally the coolest campground in Texas. Find it all at Davis Mountains State Park!



Join us as a volunteer and find magic in the Big Bend Region of Texas while helping to provide a memorable experience for visitors. This host position includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.

Basic duties include
: campground checks, bird feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. This host site involves assisting the park with 10 hours of maintenance/week in addition to regular duties. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual.

Regular schedule: 2 days on, 4 days off (may vary) Benefit: The knowledge that you are stewarding and protecting Texas State Parks for use today and by future generations. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assiting the park with critical operating duties. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!

Requirements:
Must be 18 or over Required: Criminal Background Check, ATV online training. Optional: Completion of Distracted Driving course FYI- park does not have cell service other than Verizon booster at HQ. Service is available on the top of the mountain road or 4 miles away in Fort Davis. WIFI available but at times unreliable.


Program: Davis Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Tyler Priest

Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301

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IMMEDIATE OPENING: Assist Park Staff as necessary with Visitor Services, Facility and Grounds upkeep and basic Campground host duties, to include cleaning restrooms, trash pickup and assisting visitors. Criminal background required. 32 Hours per week in exchange for campsite with water & electricity hookups.


Program: Monahans Sandhills State Park

Contact Person: Roma Chavez

Contact Phone: (432) 943-2092

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Light duty maintenance, showing Park orientation video (4hrs), Oversight of campground area, Visitor Services/Assistance as necessary


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Ruben Ocampo

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Tasks will vary. Hosts will assist with day-to-day operations including visitor services, maintenance, facility clean-up, special events and other duties as needed. Tasks will be tailored to suit the skills and interests of each volunteer.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Project WILD Facilitator. The WILD suite includes Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD.  To find a workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar. If you don't find one in your area, contact the program coordinator.  Only Project WILD facilitators may be assigned to this opportunity


Program: Project WILD

Contact Person: Kiki Corry

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4369

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Assist Park with School groups, business groups, visitors, etc. that come to the Park. Groups may or may not have reservations. Will provide information about Park, conduct a presentation with props, explanations, demonstrations and possibly provide activities that involve participation. Depending on group type as to the level of Outreach required. Very Hands-on with the Public. Contact Park for more specific Details and Dates.


Program: Franklin Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Nicole Roque

Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441

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Just like people, wildlife need water too! Help us spread the message by making a presentation or hosting a free video screening of one of TPWD's "Texas the State of Water" documentary films in your community for your friends and neighbors, civic club or church. Contact us for more information or see our web site, http://texasthestateofwater.org


Program: Community Water Education

Contact Person: Melissa Alderson

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060

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Leaders can use this opportunity to fullfill the patch/badge requirements, depending on project and park needs.


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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The Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) curriculum is spreading across the state in classrooms from upper elementary to High School and in Informal learning sites (zoos, aquariums, nature centers and parks).  TAS Facilitators should volunteer for this great opportunity.  http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science


Program: Community Water Education

Contact Person: Melissa Alderson

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8060

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The Buffalo Soldier Heritage and Outreach program is looking for you. The Texas Buffalo Soldiers program provides educational experiences that connect underrepresented populations with the outdoors through interpretive story telling of the Buffalo Soldiers the country's first professional African American soldiers. The Texas Buffalo Solders program brings history to life with stories, costumes and tools. At one of our programs, you can learn how to track an animal, and fish with a cane pole. The Buffalo Soldiers program is looking for volunteers of all skills and abilities, including: - Photographers and Videographers - General program assistance - Outdoor skill facilitators - Costumed interpreters.


Program: Buffalo Soldiers Heritage & Outreach Program

Contact Person: Luis Padilla

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8569

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Assisting TPWD with maintenance of the State Parks Geocache Challenge.


Program: Geocache Challenge

Contact Person: Robert Owen

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8791

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The volunteer will participate in offsite outreach events. Travel to schools, business, civic centers, libraries, and/or museums,
Set up and represent an park-provided educational and outreach booth with Texas Parks and Wildlife/Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site with written material and PowerPoint presentations.
Must have ability for public speaking, show positive and reliant desicion making. 
Must successfully pass a Texas Criminal Background Check.


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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This opportunty is to lead the guided tour into the canyon for the purpose of viewing the Lower Pecos Style pictographs of the designated site, Fate Bell Shelter.

Physical Requirements: Tour guide must be physically able to lead tours outside in extreme weather for about 90 minutes, walk two miles, to various low to high volume of people.

Expirience: Presenting interpretive and educational programs to park visitors of all ages, with a high degree of cordiality.

Knowledge: Park supplies individuals with training and other materials. General knowledge of prehistoric to historic flora and faunas, early U.S. Military/forts, are a plus.




Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Lead the scheduled Presa and/or Upper Canyons Hikes, tours that go down into Seminole Canyon, into natural rock shelters used by prehistoric to historic humans. A general knowledge of the area's natural resources such as geology, biology, and cultural resources, such as prehistoric to historic humans, archeology, railroad and local ranching.
Must be able to physically lead the following strenious tours:
Presa-all day
Upper-half day


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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Far West Texas consisting of the following counties:
Brewster
Crane
Culberson
Ector
El Paso
Hudspeth
Jeff Davis
Loving
Pecos
Presidio
Reeves
Terrell
Upton
Ward
Winkler
Midland


Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA

Contact Person: Nathan Pettigrew

Contact Phone: (432) 770-0104

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The area consists of the following Counties:
Bandera
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Burnet
Comal
Coryell
Crockett
Edwards
Gillespie
Hays
Kendall
Kerr   
Kimble
Kinney
Lampasas
Llano
Mason
McCulloch
Medina
Menard
Real
San Saba
Schleicher
Sutton
Travis
Uvalde
Val Verde
Williamson


Program: Texas Youth Hunting Program SA

Contact Person:

Contact Phone:

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Have you ever wondered what life is like in Big Bend? Now is your chance to experience all the wonders of the largest State Park in Texas. Enjoy some of the darkest night skies in the state, a unique history, amazing views and adventures as a Park Host.


As a Host at the Sauceda Ranger Station, you will live in the park for free, for a three-month term, at a host site with full hookups, in exchange for 24 hours of service each week. Main responsibilities will be housekeeping at the Bunkhouse. Duties include but are not limited to laundry, and cleaning the restrooms, kitchen and living area; with additional tasks to include general maintenance and assisting with check-ins and fee collections at the visitor center.  


When: January 2019- March 2019


Things to consider: The Sauceda Ranger Station is 27 miles of rugged, dirt road from FM 170. This is the only way in and out of the interior of the park. Drive time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Criminal Background Check is required. 


Program: Big Bend Ranch State Park

Contact Person: Brandi Heasley

Contact Phone: (432) 358-4444

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The purpose of this opportunity is to support TPWD's mission by assisting with the day to day functions of the park store and to provide outstanding service to park visitors.

Duties:
To represent TPWD State Parks in a possitive manner and supplement the work of park store staff.
Assist with gift shop duties such as re-stocking, tagging/labeling items, and keeping inventory.
Provide customer service and provide general information and assistance to park visitors.

Requirements:
Some experience with customer service is prefered, the ability to effectively communicate with public.
Criminal background check clearance.
Commit to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours a month.





Program: Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park

Contact Person: Diana Moy

Contact Phone: (915) 562-9899

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The purpose of this opportunity is to support TPWD's State Parks mission by providing guided hikes and sharing information about the park's natural and cultural resources to the visiting public.

Duties:
Represent TPWD State Parks in a positive manner and supplement the work of park staff.
Guide hikes for the visiting public, including school field trip groups. Hikes will include information about the park's flora, fauna and geology.

Requirements:
Passion for Texas State Parks.
Knowledge and interest in park's natural and cultural resources and willingness to continue learning.
Some experience with public speaking is preferred.
Ability to hike.
Criminal background check clearance.
Commitment to a minimum of 3 hours a month.

Benefits:
Knowledge that you are stewarding and protecting Texas State Parks for use today and by future generations.
Access to resources and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park.


Program: Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park

Contact Person: Diana Moy

Contact Phone: (915) 562-9899

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The purpose of this opportunity is to support TPWD's mission by providing and sharing information about the park's history, and natural and cultural resources to the public both in and outside the park.

Duties:
Represent TPWD State Parks in a positive manner and supplement the work of park staff.
Support interpretive specialist during their interpretive events and with assembling materials for interpretive programs.
Provide structured and roving interpretation.
Provide general information and assistance to park visitors.
Represent the park at outreach events.

Requirements:
Passion for Texas State Parks.
Knowledge and interest in park's natural and cultural resources and willingness to continue learning.
Some experience working with young people preferred.
Some experience with public speaking and ability to effectively communicate with public, other volunteers, and staff.
Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time.
Criminal background check clearance.
Commitment to a minimum of 10 volunteering hours per month.

Benefits:
Knowledge that you are stewarding and protecting Texas State Parks for use today and by future generations.
Training in interpretation and access to resource and tools to continue to learn about the dynamic natural and cultural resources of the park.



Program: Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park

Contact Person: Diana Moy

Contact Phone: (915) 562-9899

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Community Service Volunteer duties are:
Helping out with grounds maintenance (cleaning, picking up trash, etc).
Painting signs
Helping out at the gift shop


Program: Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park

Contact Person: Diana Moy

Contact Phone: (915) 562-9899

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