Our mission is to connect conservation-minded young adults with recreation and volunteer opportunities to foster a new generation of state park stewards. Ambassadors are partnered with a nearby State Park and volunteer at least 40 hours to complete projects in the following areas over the course of six months:
Hands-On Service – Supporting the State Park by improving current structures or environments.
Examples: building park benches or tables, installing signage, invasive species removal, mending infrastructure, organizing a clean-up event, painting facilities, prairie restoration, repairing bird blinds, trail maintenance
Community Outreach – Sharing information about the State Park with the public.
Examples: building community partnerships, creating a useful flyer for the visitor center, hosting hikes or programs, speaking at a local school or university, tabling at an outdoor event
Social Media – Using various social media platforms to promote the State Park.
Examples: blogging about park events, creating park specific hashtags and Facebook frames, developing social media accounts, hosting live trail walk videos, taking 360° photos
Must be a current Texas resident, preferably in the application region.
Must be between 18-30 and a high school graduate.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must be able to fully attend the five-day Ambassador Leadership Training.
Must be able to commit 40 hours over six months to complete the required projects.