Volunteer for Texas Parks and Wildlife

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Boating

Boating

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Instruct students of all ages in safe, responsible and knowledgeable boating to reduce boating and water related accidents and violations.

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Boater Ed Instructor Overview

State Parks

State Parks

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Use your skills and passion to conserve and protect our natural and cultural resources in Texas State Parks. Opportunities are available in parks throughout the state for volunteers with varying skills and interests.

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Conservation Education

Conservation Education

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Teach youth groups, teachers, and community leaders in environmental and conservation programs emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.

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Project Wild Facilitators

Fishing and Hatcheries

Fishing and Hatcheries

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Share your passion for fishing by promoting freshwater and saltwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. Volunteer for our Aquatic Education program or a local fish hatchery.

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Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Skills

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Introduce youth and their families to outdoor activities, learn outdoor skills and encourage all Texans to spend more time outdoors.

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Texas Master Naturalist

Texas Master Naturalist

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Provide education, outreach and service to manage natural resources and natural areas within your community as a Texas Master Naturalist.

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Texas Master Naturalist

Service Projects & Special Events

Service Projects & Special Events

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Service Projects are typically for a specific project and can last from one day to several months. Typical service projects include:

  • Litter pick up
  • Plant a butterfly garden or a native wildscape
  • Scout projects
  • Trail maintenance
  • Tree planting

Special events typically occur over one- or two-days and require minimal commitment. These might be holiday celebrations or significant occasions observing Texas culture and history or large public events supporting the agency’s mission

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Hunting

Hunting

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Promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting as a Hunter Ed instructor or as a Huntmaster with the Texas Youth Hunting Program.

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Wildlife & Community Science

Wildlife & Community Science

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Assist wildlife biologist in tracking plants and animals in Texas through community science projects.

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