Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Become a Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer


We are accepting applicants for the Fall 2019 training class.  Training should take place in mid September, but dates has yet to be scheduled.  Application Form

Applicants will be notified of acceptance after review of application and interview.  Interviews are usually scheduled in August at the park.  The Texas Park and Wildlife Department requires a criminal background check be conducted on all applicants.

REQUIRED TRAINING:  If chosen, you must be prepared to attend all training sessions and participate in additional training in subsequent months.  You will not become a volunteer unless all requirements are met.

Classroom Training

  • To be a Saturday September - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • The next Saturday September - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phase I Training:

Volunteers in Training (VITs) must complete these Introductory areas of training:

  • Nature Center Orientation
  • Gift Shop Orientation
  • Park Orientation: UTV Trail Tour of the park with a guide
  • Visitor Program Orientation: Opportunities to observe hikes and scheduled programs
    (Physical restrictions are taken into consideration and substitutions can be made.)

Phase II Training:

Upon completion of Phase 1, VITs must complete these Advanced areas of training:

  • Nature Center Operations
  • Gift Shop Operations
  • Scheduled Program Presentation

Upon completion of Phase II, VITs become members of the organization.  Members are required to work a minimum number of service hours (48) per calendar year.  Some of the required hours must consist of CORE required areas.  For more information contact the Volunteer Organization Training Coordinator at .

To apply to become a volunteer, complete and submit the Application Form.

Updated: Apr 03, 2019