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Mile high views. Dark night skies. Great hiking and birding. Rich CCC history and the iconic 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. We have 4 park host sites, and each includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.

Minimum commitment of 1 month, maximum of 2 month at a time for those new to our park.

Basic duties include: campground checks, bird blind feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual. Work days/shifts may vary but can usually be tailored to park host's schedules.

Help our team steward and protect this unique Texas State Park for use today and by future generations. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assisting the park with critical operations. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!


To meet our business needs, we are looking for park hosts who can go beyond basic campground duties to contribute in one of the following areas:
- maintenance support and projects
- front desk duties
- interpretation (leading walks and talks)



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


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 iconic 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. We have 4 park host sites, and each includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.

Minimum commitment of 1 month, maximum of 2 months at a time for those new to our park.

Basic duties include: campground checks, bird blind feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual. Work days/shifts may vary but can usually be tailored to park host's schedules.

Help our team steward and protect this unique Texas State Park for use today and by future generations. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assisting the park with critical operations. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!

To meet our business needs, we are looking for park hosts who can go beyond basic campground duties to contribute in one of the following areas:
- maintenance support and projects
- front desk duties
- interpretation (leading walks and talks)


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


Program: Davis Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Tyler Priest

Contact Phone: (432) 426-3337 x301

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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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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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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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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:
First Aid/CPR/AED
Tour Guide/Interpretive

CURRENTLY AN INTEREST LIST FOR:
January February March April May June July August September October November December


Program: Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Tanya Petruney

Contact Phone: (432) 292-4464

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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.


Program: Barton Warnock Visitor Center

Contact Person: Amber Harrison

Contact Phone: (432) 424-3327

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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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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 student 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.

Will provide an on hand training session in May 2019.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

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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

Contact Person: Laura Jennings

Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613

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Monahans Sandhills State Park is looking for volunteers to assist with maintenance, landscaping, electrical and carpenentry projects. Your time, skills and energy would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers would recieve safety and equipment training and learn about park maintenance operations. A back ground check must be completed and approved.


Program: Monahans Sandhills State Park

Contact Person: Roma Chavez

Contact Phone: (432) 943-2092

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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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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

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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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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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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 2-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Nicole Roque

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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Guiding of public tours assigned by the park. 2-day training course required; spots in training class limited. Call park for more information.


Program: Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

Contact Person: Nicole Roque

Contact Phone: (915) 857-1135

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