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Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
AGES 10 AND UP

Anyone age 10 - 15 may not volunteer without a parent or guardian co-volunteer.  Anyone age 16 or older may volunteer without a parent or guardian.  Training space is limited.
Submit this form to apply.                       RED= Required Fields

Name:  Male  Female

Address:

City, State, Zip: ,

Age (if under 18):    Name of Parent or Guardian:

18 years or Over:

Home Phone:     or      Cell Phone:

Work Phone:           Fax:

Email:

How did you learn about our volunteer program?

Current Employment:

Job Title:    Full-Time    Part-Time

Retired?    Yes      No        Former Occupation:

Education:  Highschool      College      Other  

1. Why do you want to volunteer at Brazos Bend State Park? What benefits do you expect?

2. List any prior experience in volunteering. Where? What?

3. Please list any skills/experience that you have in the following areas:

Teaching

Working with children and/or general public

Office Management

Revenue Collection

Maintenance Skills

Other skills that might be useful as a volunteer (ex. fundraising, research)

Volunteers are needed mostly on Saturday’s and Sunday’s but are also needed on weekdays for school group help and special maintenance projects. When are you available?

When is your best availability for volunteering? (check one)
         Weekends (Priority)          Week days          Either

Volunteer support is needed in the following categories.   You will not be limited to categories checked.    Initial and ongoing training is provided for each.    This information will aid in achieving individual satisfaction as well as park needs.    Please check all that you are interested in.

NATURE CENTER INFORMATION DESK: Weekdays 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Also open on most holidays.

VOLUNTEER GIFT SHOP OPERATON: Same time as the Visitor Center. Ages 14 and up only.

WATER STATION OPERATION: weekends and holidays, April through October.

EDUCATION and INTERPRETATION: Conducting hikes and programs for the general public and school groups.

ROVING INTERPRETATION: Assisting Park Naturalist on the hiking trails. Done on foot or by bicycle

OUTREACH EVENTS: Travel with other members to festivals, schools, libraries, etc., promoting nature conservation and environmental education.

GENERAL PARK MAINTENANCE: Assisting in trail maintenance, vegetation control, landscaping, minor construction, litter control, and environmental awareness.

FUNDRAISING: Soliciting donations to help support the organization and its efforts.

RESEARCH: Assist in various ongoing projects ranging from amphibian population studies to small mammal census, vegetation plot sampling, bird and butterfly counts and water quality monitoring.

Comments:

All volunteers accepted for training must complete hands-on training in nature center, gift shop operation, educational and interpretive program presentation, roving interpretation and general maintenance.   Depending on your area(s) of interest, specialized training will be given once these mandatory requirements are met.

Sharon Hanzik & David Heinicke
21901 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461

For questions contact:

Sharon Hanzik at 979-553-5123
or
David Heinicke at 979-553-5124


Updated: Jan 24, 2017