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No experience necessary---assist with Set-up from Noon to 6 pm on March 25th and/or assist with the Tournament on March 26 and/or March 27th. Multiple shift options available---1/2 day or full day. Volunteers to assist with any aspect of the tournament---Lane Officials/Line Judges, Equipment Check-out, registration check-in, practice range, set-up and take-down and more. Approximately 3300 students will participate and shoot throughout the 2 days.
Program: National Archery in the Schools
Contact Person: Burnie Kessner
Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135
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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
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
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.Visit our website
Program: Tierra Grande Master Naturalists
Contact Person: Tierra Grande
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
this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes
Program: Community Archery North TX
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
Under the direction of park staff, volunteer performs general facilities maintenance, assists with special events, and may assist with the upkeep of the multi-use trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park. Housing is not provided, but camping or RV accommodations may be made as appropriate.
Under the direction of park staff, volunteer performs daily maintenance tasks to support the grounds and structures of Sauceda Ranger Station and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Duties may include maintenance of trails, exhibits, facilities, picnic areas. Maintenance may also include routine cleaning of campgrounds and other public facilities, including restrooms and offices. Volunteer may participate in park safety programs, special events, interpretive and visitor services. Volunteers are responsible for effective communication with Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex staff on all matters affecting programs within the park.This position may work under close supervision and performs additional duties as assigned.Volunteer complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.Housing is not available, but reasonable campsite accommodation may be granted on a short-term basis.
Program: Big Bend Ranch State Park
Contact Person: Laura Jennings
Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613
Compadres del Rancho Grande (CDRG) is the official 501(c)3 non-profit organization working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to promote and sustain this amazing resource.Our Mission is to provide resources to support and sustain the parks, enhance visitor experiences, and educate the public on the wonders of the parks and the importance of their natural and cultural resources.Compadres volunteers help meet the needs of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex through fundraising, volunteering, outreach, and education. Sign up to volunteer on the board or help with events and programs on an as needed basis. Projects may include special event organization, conducting/supporting educational programs, fundraising and networking, assistance with park operations, etc.
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.
Since the 1930's, Davis Mountains State Park and Indian Lodge has been an iconic destination for travelers near and far. As an interpretive volunteer, you can help us engage and inspire visitors by leading programs, hikes, walks and talks, and helping with school groups and special events. Whether it's a birding walk, a star gazing program, a native plant hike, a children's program, a talk about wildlife, or simply supporting our existing programs, we'd love to put your expertise and skills to good use!
Program: Davis Mountains State Park
Contact Person: Tyler Priest
Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301
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
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: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.Direct overnight users to camping area and specific sites.Clean restroom,shower building and bunkhouse.Litter clean up.Cleaning of campsite and fire rings.Assist in mowing campsites.Assist park ranger in light maintenance duties.Other duties based on interests, skills, and park need.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-North Unit
Contact Person: Beau Hester
Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133
Volunteer will support TPWD's mission by assisting park staff in Headquaters Building with the Park day operations.Volunteer must provide customer service, register incoming visitors, answer phone calls.Provide park information to all incoming visitors .A Criminal Background (CBC) must be successfully PASSED before opporunity offered.Current interest for February & March 2020 contact Beau Hester 830-395-2133.
Contact Person: Beau.Hester
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! Work with park interpreter to present interpretive programs and instruction that will engage students in learning and caring for nature. 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.
Contact Person: Nora Padilla
Under the direction of park staff, volunteer performs general facilities maintenance, assists with special events, and may assist with the upkeep of the multi-use trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park. Housing is not provided, but camping or RV accommodations may be made.
Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Do you love the desert? Do you want to experience some of the darkest skies in the United States and learn about border culture and history? If so, then being a park host at Fort Leaton State Historic Site may be the right fit for you!Location: Situated in the rugged Chihuahuan Desert, Fort Leaton State Historic Site is the western entrance for Big Bend Ranch State Park. This historic site is part of the Big Bend Region, located about a mile east of Presidio.What you will do: Assist park staff with all streams of park operation: maintenance, visitor orientaton, daily operations, etc. What you should know: FLSHS is located in a rugged and remote area, where temperatures during summer months can soar to ~118 degrees during the day. The nearest Wal Mart is 3.5 hours away; the same is true for hospitals. It is a rugged area that, with an open mind, can become one of your greatest and most rewarding adventures.Bats at FLSHS: There is a variety of fascinating flora and fauna within the Big Bend Region. During warm summer months, Fort Leaton is a roosting site for a colony of Mexican freetailed bats. Warm month staff and volunteer duties include sweeping bat guano and cleaning the Fort's rooms thoroughly.
Guided Hike Leader - With over 100 miles of trails, Franklin Mountains State Park offers abundant oportunities for hiking and exploration. 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
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.