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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 Spring 2020 training class.  Training dates have yet to be determined, but will take place in February 2020.  To apply to become a volunteer, complete and submit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Application Form.

Applicants will be notified for an interview once the application has been received.  Interviews are usually scheduled in December or January 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 in February 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday in February 2020 - 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: Sep 12, 2019