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Brazos Bend State Park
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Become a Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer

VOLUNTEER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – AGE 18 AND OVER

We are accepting applicants for the Fall 2020 training class.  Training will take place in September 2020.  To apply to become a volunteer, complete and submit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Application Form.  This application includes information for the required criminal background check conducted on all applicants.

Applicants will be notified for an interview once the application has been received.  Interviews are usually scheduled in July or August at the parks Nature Center.

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 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 - 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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Application Form.


Updated: Feb 28, 2020