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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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Please note workshops for March and April 2020 have been cancelled.

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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Assist TPWD State Parks archeologists with field work and/or analysis.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Robin Barnes

Contact Phone: (737) 218-2220

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Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you are not currently certified, please contact Burnie Kessner at burnie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov. Please report NASP archery activity here on the survey. Please report Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and other non-NASP archery activity at "Community Archery Education Classes and Events" or "Houston Community Archery Education Classes and Events."


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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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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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 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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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 and 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 perform 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

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Volunteers will be doing light/small maintenance duties such as staining, painting, organizing, cleaning and groundkeeping in certain areas of the park. Need to wear work attire, cap/hat for sunshine, and comfortable shoes. Keep in mind of clothes you do not mind painting and staining in. This is a great opportunity for those in need of volunteer hours for college


Program: Balmorhea State Park

Contact Person: Edith Pena

Contact Phone: (432) 375-2370

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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

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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 State Natural Area

Contact Person: Alan Crowe

Contact Phone: (830) 563-2342

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Volunteer will support TPWD's mission by assisting park staff in Headquaters Building with the Park's daytime operations.
Volunteer must provide customer service, register incoming visitors, answer phone calls, and provide park information to all incoming visitors.

A criminal background check (CBC) must be successfully PASSED before an opporunity will be offered.

Current interest for February & March 2020 contact Beau Hester 830-395-2133.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Beau.Hester

Contact Phone: (830) 395-2133

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Do you have a passion for nature and the outdoors? If you enjoy talking and learing about nature and being outside in the beautiful San Felipe Creek this opporunity is for you!

Park Ranger will be providing instructional training in the end of May 2020.

As an Outreach Volunteer you will be able to share your passion by assisting with:
Leave No Trace, Fishing 101, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Wild, Native Plant and Wildlife Identification.

We are hoping to have several events in Del Rio, Texas. We will have about 50 students at each event, will divide the lesson/talks/ presentation to about 10-12 students per presenation and rotate them from one presenter to another.


Program: Devils River State Natural Area-North Unit

Contact Person: Nora Padilla

Contact Phone:

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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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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, including 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.


Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Contact Person: Laura Jennings

Contact Phone: (432) 229-3613

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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 with school groups, business groups, visitors and others who 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 group participation. The level of outreach required is dependant on group type. Very hands-on with the public. Contact Park for more specific details and dates.


Program: Franklin Mountains State Park

Contact Person: Lydia Pagel

Contact Phone: (915) 566-6441

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Assist Park by helping 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 include 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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