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 will take place on September 14 and 21, 2019.  Application Form

Applicants will be notified for an interview once the application has been received.  Interviews are usually scheduled in July and August at the park Nature Center.  The Texas Park and Wildlife Department requires a criminal background check be conducted on all applicants.

REQUIRED TRAINING:  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

  • Saturday September 14, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday September 21, 2019 - 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 other 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 and other 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

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

Updated: Jul 16, 2019