Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch


Volunteering at Brazos Bend State Park is rewarding, fun and a great place meet new friends. You will have the opportunity to volunteer in various areas like presenting educational programs or leading hikes, assist with the operation of our Nature Center and Gift Shop, or working with the maintenance crew. You may want to do Trail Roving where you can interact with park visitors and enjoy the outdoors. Our volunteers also assist with outreach events outside the park. You will find that once you start to volunteer, all of these opportunities are open to you. You will have the chance to develop many new skills and/or improve on existing ones. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that love everything nature and outdoors and want to share their love and passion for it with others.

Our next Volunteer Training is scheduled for June 8 & 15, 2024. Both days are required and will run from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Prior to training, an in-person orientation will be conducted with each new prospective volunteer. This orientation will be with a current volunteer and/or park staff and will last about an hour. The orientation is an opportunity to discover this exciting journey ahead of you. You must be 18 to become a volunteer.

Once you have completed the two-day classroom training an additional 42 hours of hands-on training must be completed over several months prior to becoming a full volunteer. These hours are divided into 2 Phases and will expose you to the many areas of volunteering at Brazos Bend State Park.

Ready to begin? To apply, complete and submit the Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Application Form. Once you have completed the application form, a volunteer will contact you to schedule your orientation. Prior to training, you will also need to register with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The state will run a required background check. Click on the following link to be taken to the state registration page:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Volunteer Organization Training Coordinator. Looking forward to seeing you at the Park!

Updated: Jan 06, 2024