Volunteer in Texas State Parks

Get involved with your Texas State Park system and be a volunteer.  Most parks use volunteers all or part of the year and love to have dedicated enthusiastic folks join their team.  The biggest need is for Park Hosts with their own RV or travel trailer.  They will live in the park and support park staff.  General duties usually include meeting and greeting visitors, answering questions, perhaps light maintenance (keeping campground clean and possibly restrooms as well) and maybe fee collection.  In exchange the park provides a campsite free of charge.  These are often among the best campsites in the park. Many of the volunteers are campers who like the park they are staying at so inquire about available openings upcoming for the host position.  Often these are arranged a season or even a year in advance.  You may also call each individual park you are interested in to inquire about openings.  An application will need to be filled out and submitted.   (see tips on how to do this effectively in my volunteer blog posts.)  A great resource for all state park volunteer opportunites can be found at volunteer.gov  go to volunteer links and click on volunteer resources

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