Volunteering Opportunities

Eel Monitoring | Children’s Discovery Museum | Outreach Booth Staffing | Aransas Pathways
Lamar Whooper Watch | ALL “TMN Tuesday” Presenters | Goose Island
Insect Research | Bird Populations Field Research | TPWD Nature Tracker
Rehab Opportunities | Make Your Own Opportunity | See Service Opps from State

Too many to list all—Scroll down the page!

Check out Partner Pages:

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Calhoun County AgriLife Coleto Creek Park
Mad Island Marsh Preserve Nueces Delta Preserve Welder Wildlife Foundation

Found a new volunteer effort that meets Guidelines and is not already on the list of Volunteer Service Opportunities that have already been approved? Submit an approval request form!


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Integrated Waterbird Monitoring and Management—New!

Surveys have begun nationwide and will start at ANWR as soon as possible and continue through at least March/April 2019.

The Integrated Waterbird Monitoring and Management (IWMM) protocol is a national USFWS effort to monitor waterbirds and provide decision support for their habitat management. The purpose of implementing this protocol at Aransas NWR is to monitor bird use of and response to different habitat management treatments being implementing in the moist soil units at Myrtle Foester Whitmire. Waterfowl is the number two biological priority at Aransas, so the plan is to spend a significant amount of time over the next couple of years getting things on track at Whitmire. We would like to get 1-2 volunteers to conduct the survey at a minimum of once every other week at Whitmire. Ideally they would come to the headquarters to pick up a truck the same day every other week and go there to start the survey a little after sunrise. Spotting scopes and binoculars can be provided. Data will be entered on a tablet as the survey is completed, so there will be little to no data entry requirements once the survey is completed. The survey will take approximately 5 +/- 2 hours to complete depending on the number of waterbirds to be counted.

Volunteers should be able to:

  1. Identify waterbird species
  2. Estimate large numbers of waterbirds using recommended techniques
  3. Follow survey protocols

Familiarity with the American Ornithologists’ Union four-letter Alpha codes is helpful when conducting this waterbird survey.

Contact: Laura Bonneau, USFWS/ANWR, for more information.

Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations

Live Oak/Red Bay Community Restoration—New!

Volunteers are needed now to source, collect, propagate, and distribute plants native to the Coastal Bend Live Oak/Red Bay Community for the restoration of public or private lands after Hurricane Harvey. This community is an imperiled plant community that occupies the maritime forest habitat of our coastal landscape. Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact on this habitat. This project is time-critical in that many plants of this community are dropping seeds now. This will be a multi-year project. The project is active, but not strenuous. It includes education about the decline of the Live Oak/Red Bay Community and methods for propagating native plants from locally available sources. Seedlings will be given to public and private landowners for restoration of this community and restoration projects. TPWD will provide guidance and education for the restoration phase of the project and Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Project will provide funding.

Reporting Category–RM: other locations

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ray Kirkwood.

Port O’Connor Elementary School Native Plant Garden—New!

Volunteers are needed to work with 4th Grade Students to develop a Native Plant Garden November 2018 to July 15, 2019.

This opportunity involves planting and maintaining a native plant garden in the school yard of the Port O’Connor Elementary School, coordinating and helping the 4th graders with the project. The school will supply the kids and the ground space and TMN will provide the plants and the expertise.

Skills required are the ability to work well with children, patience, and good communication skills. Participants should bring their own tools, such as trowels, shovels, and gloves. The work is active, but not strenuous.

The general purpose of the project is to educate students and teachers about native plants and provide some exposure to the TMN program, as well as to increase native habitat and pollinator plants. To volunteer, contact Brigid Berger.

Reporting Category–NPA: Other locations

Whooping Crane Pond Monitoring—New!

Whooping Crane (WHCR) Monitoring at Blackjack Peninsula using game cameras begins December 1, 2018 and may continue for several winters.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) & International Crane Foundation (ICF) will place game cameras on 9 ponds on Blackjack Peninsula. The cameras will be set to take one image per minute from 0900 to 1300 hours every day from early January through March 2019. MCTMN volunteers will service the cameras weekly & search the images to detect WHCR & other wildlife use of the ponds. The results will be used to determine the need for fresh water ponds adjacent to the salt marsh habitat. ANWR will provide access to the peninsula & analyze the data developed. ICF will provide cameras, SD cards, & other support as required.

Skills required are the ability to identify and interpret WHCR use of ponds from digital photos. Equipment required is a PC with good image-processing capability and MS Excel. May require a special use permit from ANWR.

The project results will assist in the management of WHCR habitat by USFWS personnel. If interested, contact Ray Kirkwood.

Reporting Category–FR: Bird populations. Include ICF in the description of your activity.

Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Rescue

Every winter, cold weather causes endangered sea turtles to need rescue, rehabilitation, and release. More Information.

Cold-stunned turtle training (report as AT: Specific-Project) and rescue (report as RM: Other Locations) have long been approved opportunities.

Aransas County Area

To get training or volunteer, please contact: Rosemary Pizio-White at 361-210-8300 or email here.

Padre Island Area

Contact the PINS Volunteer Coordinator or call (361) 949-8068 for more information!

Even if you are not in the project, you can help. To report cold-stunned turtles, call or text 361-949-8173 ext. 266. After-hour Reports: 361-876-8462.

Rookeries Clean-Up and Preparation for Nesting

Volunteer opportunity to remove debris, add nesting platforms, and place signs as required at local rookeries. Rookeries may have trash that is not conducive to nesting and may be missing signs to inform local residents of the bird habitats and keep people off the rookeries during nesting. These improvements will maximize nesting opportunities. This program is sponsored by Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries. To find out where help is needed or to volunteer, contact David Newstead, CBBEP Director of Bird Conservation, 361-336-0312.

Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations

Port O’Connor Elementary School Wildlife and Environmental Education

Help provide education programs about local wildlife and the environment to Port O’Connor Elementary school children. The specific programs will be developed with the science teacher. TWA provides trunks for check out with lesson plans, activities, and supplies. Begins Sunday August 12 2018 and ends Sunday, January 31, 2018. Skills required are educating children and working with teachers. For more information, contact Brigid Berger at brigidberger@comcast.net.

Reporting Category–TR: Other Organizations

HummerBird Celebration

The Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration is held each year in September. There are many opportunities to get volunteer hours at this event. These include:

  • Helping with the plant sale (VMS Opportunity listing PO: MCTMN Plant sale)
  • Outreach booth (CB: Recruiting, or PO:H/BC if providing education to visitors)
  • Butterfly tent (PO:H/BC )

A post to our Website prior to the event will include the dates and a sign-up sheet for volunteers. This event will also be posted on our Chapter Calendar.

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Along with species that have been afforded legal protection (Federal and State Listed Species) due to risk of extinction, Texas hosts well over 1,300 species that are considered to be Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). Native animals or plants designated as a SGCN are generally those that are declining or rare and in need of attention to recover or to prevent the need to list under state or federal regulation. These species are the focus of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Conservation Action Plan and guide the department’s nongame conservation efforts.

  • Texas Nature Trackers: Target Species
  • Get Involved:
    Join Texas Nature Trackers Projects on iNaturalist – Reporting Category–FR: TPWD
    Attend a TNT workshopReporting Category–AT: Specific Project
    Learn your Target Species – Reporting Category–FR: TPWD
    Compile a Missing Species Report – Reporting Category–FR: TPWD
    Monitor a Population – Reporting Category–FR: TPWD
Interested? Check out the links and contact Tania Homayoun or call 512-389-8253.

American Eel Monitoring

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department needs your help to collect data on juvenile American eel to assist in the conservation and management of this unique species. Study sites will be identified with the help of TPWD staff in tidal streams and estuaries of the lower Sabine, Colorado, and Guadalupe River Basins along the mid-upper Texas Coast. Volunteers will:

  1. Deploy eel mops at sites such as boat ramps, fishing piers or bulkheads in tidal streams and estuaries
  2. Check eel mops every two weeks for American Eel
  3. Record catch on provided datasheets
  4. Email or mail datasheets to TPWD

Email Stephen Curtis or call 512-754-6844 ext. 221 for more information or to volunteer.

Reporting Category–FR: Aquatic Life

Children’s Discovery Museum Opportunities

  • Be a Discovery Docent on the Exhibit Floor: opportunities available Tuesday through Sunday at your convenience after you complete training. Contact CDM for training dates.
  • Present an Activity for S.T.E.A.M. Studio – Tuesday-Saturday at 2:00 pm. S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics! Families are invited to explore the how, what, where, and why of the world around them at this facilitated, interactive workshop. Present a brief activity such as a craft, science demonstration, or hands-on experience. Designed for ages 6-10.

Interested? CDM is located at 1205 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, TX 77901. Check out the CDM website for more about volunteering! Reporting Category–PO: Other Events/Partners. Specify CDM

Aransas Pathways Opportunities

Aransas Pathways is a project to develop birding sites, kayak launch sites, and trails within Aransas County. They just completed a new birding trail at the edge of Rockport. If you’d like to get involved in the next project, contact Ray Kirkwood. Reporting Category–task-dependent

Aransas Pathways Pollinator Gardens

Volunteers Wanted—The Aransas Pathways properties in Rockport will have a continuing need for volunteers for pollinator gardens, Monarch Waystations, prairie restoration, and adding local native plants to the trails. Check your roster and contact:

  • Aransas History Center Wildscape and Monarch Waystation—Rebecca & Phil Stapleton
  • Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary—Laurel Cahill, 361.244.0970 or Pam Larson, 361.205.2553
  • Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary—Laura Clark, call or text 361.205.2251
  • Henderson Nature Site
  • Ivy Lane Birding Center—Neli Spurrell–call or text 214-597-8751. Workdays: 1st and 3rd Mondays 8-10 am; 1st Saturdays 7-9 am before guided nature walks during the hot part of the year.

Reporting Category–NPA: Aransas Pathways (list the property where you volunteered in Description)

Outreach Booth Staffing

Volunteers will promote TMN or provide nature-related activities to kids or adults at various sites around our Mid-Coast Chapter area. Contact Communications Director Pat Garland with the date(s) and location(s) you are interested in covering and to arrange to get equipment and materials. Reporting Category–CB: Chapter Business/Recruiting if you are only recruiting new members, or PO: Other Events/Partners if you are providing education to booth visitors.

Lamar Whooper Watch

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) and Dr. Liz Smith want to gather data about the whooping cranes that are using Lamar peninsula. Volunteers are needed to monitor cranes at various locations and report date, time of day, number of cranes, estimated age (adult, juvenile), bands, and behavior. Data may provide insight into changing behaviors of these urbanized birds. This project will gather data over several winters. Two monitoring sessions will be scheduled. Email Anna Turkett, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations (Specify ICF in the description)

Aransas First Opportunities

Aransas First is a 501(c)3 corporation acting as a Land Trust. Its purpose is to identify, acquire, and protect sensitive Coastal Bend habitat essential to the nurture of birds, wildlife, and people as well as to increase public awareness of ecosystems unique to the Live Oak Peninsula/Ingleside Barrier through education, access, and participation. Volunteers are needed to develop/clear/mow trails, remove invasive vegetation, and clean up as needed at Aransas First properties:

  • Aransas Woods
  • Cove Harbor Boardwalk and wetlands
  • Myrtle Street Wetland
  • Woods Beachfront and Dunes-Mustang Island

Call Earl Matthew at 361-790-3074 to volunteer or get more information. Reporting Category–RM: Other Locations

Boggy Nature Park, Port O’Connor

Boggy Nature Park is approximately 85 acres on Boggy Bayou outside Port O’Connor, TX. Immediate needs are: Identifying plants, suggesting wildlife habitat improvements, and TMN counsel and advice in supporting these unique public lands. Long-range work might include planting native plants, removing any invasives, and improving public access. This effort would be ongoing. If you want to be in on the ground floor of habitat improvement and park enhancement, check your roster and contact Allan Berger. Reporting Category–task-dependent.

Goose Island Opportunities

Gardens: Volunteers needed for planting and garden maintenance.

New Birding Observation Platform: Volunteers are needed to help with planting and maintenance.

Invasives Removal: Help is needed to get rid of invasive species at Goose Island State Park.

Trail Work: Help is needed maintaining Goose Island trails and developing new trails in the new Big Tree Natural Area at Goose Island to allow the public easier access. Please specify Goose Island or Big Tree Natural Area when you report.

Reporting Category–task-dependent

Contact Sarah Nordlof (361-729-2858) for more information, to volunteer for a project, or to find out other volunteer opportunities at Goose Island. To join Friends of Goose Island, contact Mrs. Betty Stiles.

MCBNC Butterfly Garden

Help is needed in the Butterfly Garden at the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center in Bay City. This garden has been neglected for several years, and volunteers can help with clearing out overgrown plants and weeds, replanting with appropriate native plants, and regular maintenance. Monthly 3rd-Saturday workdays are scheduled at the Nature Center, or volunteers can choose their own time to work. Contact Janet Price for more details. Reporting Category–NPA: MCBNC

Mission-Aransas NERR Opportunities

These opportunities are on hold until Hurricane Harvey repair is completed. For information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Pringle (361-749-3153) or see the website.

Estuary Explorium, Port Aransas: The Mission-Aransas NERR has a new volunteer opportunity in Port Aransas, much like the Bay Education Center in Rockport. As a Docent at the Explorium, you can make a difference in educating the public about the importance of estuaries. The Estuary Explorium is housed in the old library space in the UTMSI Visitors Center. Reporting Category–PO: Mission-Aransas NERR

Wetlands Education Center, Port Aransas: Volunteers are needed to lead guided tours of the Wetlands Education Center on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Reporting Category–PO: Mission-Aransas NERR

Volunteer with with the Mission-Aransas NERR! Reporting Category–task-dependent

Port A Nature Preserves Invader Removal

Want to help the natural areas of Port Aransas? Contact Colleen Simpson, Nature Preserve Manager, (361)749-0081. Activities may include killing Brazilian Pepper trees and performing tasks that will enhance preserve habitat. Reporting Category–RM: Other Locations (State preserve name)

Texas Zoo Opportunities 

Check out Volunteering at the Texas Zoo to see how you might help. Reporting Category–task-dependent

Insect Opportunities

Monarchs

TPWD Nature Tracker—Monarch Watch

Help monitor and support the Monarch butterfly and earn volunteer service hours at the same time! TPWD’s new Monarch Butterfly page contains a lot of information with links to projects and other organizations. Note the Pollinators of Texas Fact Sheets and Texas Monarch and Native Pollinator Conservation Plan.

  • Report Monarch sightings at Journey North
  • Create butterfly habitats
  • Identify and propagate Texas milkweeds

Check out other Nature Tracker volunteer opportunities. All TPWD Nature Tracker VMS Reporting Codes–FR: TPWD

Bees and Wasps of Texas

The purpose of this project of the Texas Native Bee Co-op and TPWD is to improve understanding of the distribution of pollinator bees and wasps in Texas, an important conservation issue. To participate, register with iNaturalist and then join project “Bees and Wasps of Texas” Reporting Category–FR: Insect Life

Take photos of bees and wasps, recording location, date, and time of day. Upload data and photo by logging in to iNaturalist project “Bees and Wasps of Texas.” Click “Add observations to this project.” Fill in the form and upload the photo. If you know what the critter was, type that into the “What did you see?” field. If you don’t know, click “ID Please?” and the “Species Unknown” Button. Add any comments about the site, and information such a what the critter was doing, or feeding on. Save using the button at bottom of the form.

Professionals and competent amateurs follow entries and enjoy helping you improve your species ID skills. Paul Meredith of Mid-Coast TMN is one of the site’s two curators, so he will be reviewing entries as well. If you have problems, check your roster and contact him; he’ll help. Also, see the pollinator ID resources on this website for ID help.

Bumblebee Watch

Despite their critical roles in agriculture and natural ecosystems, bumblebees have gone virtually unstudied in Texas. The last published review of species in the state was in 1913, nearly 100 years ago. There is a real need to evaluate the status of these insects in our state to assess how their populations are faring and if conservation actions are needed. A first step in this process is simply recording where species are today and if they still occur in the same places they did years ago. Contributing to this process can be as simple as casually snapping images of bumblebees on flowers, recording the date and location, and submitting the image online. Visit Texas Bumblebees to learn more about this endeavor and how you can contribute. Reporting Category–FR: Insect Life

Butterfly Count

Join NABA’s Butterfly Count Program so scientists studying butterfly distribution and population fluctuations will have the benefit of important data from our area. For more information about how to start a count and about the Count Program in general, please visit NABA’s website, send an email, or call national headquarters: 973-285-0907. Location of counts and contact information for their compilers. Reporting Category–FR: Insect Life

Bird Populations Field Research

ANWR Birding Surveys

Volunteers are needed to perform monthly bird surveys at the Refuge August through May. We meet at 7:30 am at the refuge headquarters parking lot, usually on the last Saturday of the month. This is a change from meeting during the week to accommodate volunteers who can’t help then. We walk the Rail Trail and Heron Flats Trail, check out the fishing pier, the tower, and the auto loop. After the field work, we meet at headquarters to complete the reporting forms. We are usually out birding until 1 pm and are finished by 3 pm. If you’re interested in taking part in these surveys, please contact Janet Price. Beginning birders are welcome; it’s a great opportunity to learn. Come for all or part of the day. Bring bug spray, plenty of water, and lunch/snacks. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations. Please specify ANWR in the description.

Buff-Breasted Sandpiper Surveys

Watch this space for information about 2019 dates. Contact Bob Friedrichs for more information or to get on the list as a volunteer. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations; specify county location when reporting.

Carbide Colony Bird Census: Dow-Seadrift

If you’re interested in helping conduct bird counts at the Dow-Seadrift plant, contact Amanda Urbano. She will make arrangements for you to come during the week/business hours to watch the Dow safety video and sign a waiver. This is your chance to visit a limited-access site; Amanda is allowed to escort only 1-2 volunteers at a time. She plans on starting in February and going through the nesting/breeding season (Aug/Sept) as weather permits. The most likely days for counts will be Fridays-Sundays. Dow also participates in the Christmas bird count, and Amanda can arrange for you to participate in the count at the Dow site if you’re interested. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations

Gulf-Beach-Nesting Bird Conservation Program

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO) and American Bird Conservancy are expanding our beach-nesting bird conservation to begin a protection, monitoring, and outreach program for nesting Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers and Least Terns in Brazoria and Matagorda Counties. This project will allow us to protect beach- and island-nesting sites with the long-term conservation outcome of maintaining or increasing their nesting success and long-term survival. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations; specify location when reporting.

A large part of this project is outreach to the local community to educate beach-goers, fisherman, and other recreational users to inform them of beach-nesting birds. We are hoping to train several bird stewards who will monitor the birds and help with outreach on busy weekends and holidays. The stewards will help make sure people don’t wander into the posted areas and they will tell beach-goers about the birds, allowing them to see the birds and their young up close from a safe distance through a spotting scope and binoculars. Reporting Category–PO: Other Events/Partners

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Amanda Anderson or Susan Heath.

American Oystercatcher Monitoring

This project can be done wherever there are nesting oystercatchers. Nesting Season is February – July. The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO) will provide data sheets & training, data repository & analysis. Online training video is in the works. Monitor nesting oystercatchers, fill out a form, send in data. More information Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations; specify location when reporting.

TERN Rookery & Foraging Monitoring

The Texas Estuarine Research Network (TERN) seeks to engage the public through citizen science concerning two main topics: colonial waterbird rookery monitoring and waterbird foraging habitat monitoring. The Mid-Coast Chapter is helping Audubon to spread this program along the entire Texas Gulf Coast. Data collected through this monitoring program will provide valuable information for agencies and organizations working to protect birds and bird habitats. Details will be forthcoming at training sessions. Reporting Category–FR: Bird Populations; specify location when reporting.

Texas Stream Team

Texas Stream Team is a network of trained citizen monitors and supportive partners working together to gather information about the natural resources of Texas and to ensure the information is available to all Texans. Established in 1991, Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently, hundreds of Texas Stream Team citizen monitors collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, bays, bayous, and estuaries in Texas. More information… Reporting Category–FR: TPWD

Texas Invaders Volunteer Opportunity

Do you want to help slow the spread of harmful invasive plant species and reduce their ecological and economic damage? The first step is to locate where invaders have arrived and get that information to those who can do something about it. Reporting Category–FR: Other Partners

  • Check out the Texas Invaders website and take the online training
  • Download the free Texas Invaders app for your phone and go for it!
  • Contact the Mid-Coast Invaders coordinator for more information or OJT

MCTMN Outreach

Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) “TMN Tuesday” Class Series – Presenters Wanted

Mid-Coast Master Naturalists have had fun presenting to ALL lifelong learners and the demand for more is high. Consider providing a class or outing for the next semester. Class ideas are limitless! We have had a couple specific requests:

  • Birding during the day in Victoria
  • Hiking for the Novice – Begin at Riverside Park
  • Whales & Dolphins of the Gulf of Mexico

To volunteer for this fun program, contact Brigid Berger (713-825-1929) with your topic, a two-sentence summary, and the date you’d like to present! Reporting Category–TR: Other Organizations

Mid-Coast Chapter Speakers Bureau

If you are already making presentations to local groups as a Master Naturalist, or would like to, we would like know about you and be able to contact you if a group requests a speaker. Please contact the Communications committee. Reporting Category–TR: Other Organizations

Mid-Coast Website Writer

Know something that other Chapter members would like to know about? Write it up and send it to us. Don’t think you can write? List what happened in chronological order, and we’ll write it up for you and get your okay before publishing. Reporting Category–PO: Incidental

Mid-Coast TMN Library Education and Outreach

Like to make posters? Talk to your local library and then go for it. Buy a science-project display board and create a static display to help with our TMN mission: “…provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities.” The topic is up to you: teach about an environmental subject, display photos of TMN activities such as Matagorda Island Turtle Patrol; the sky is the limit. An additional benefit is the opportunity to publicize what we do and recruit for our Chapter. Reporting Category–PO: Incidental

Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation

Volunteers gather bait fish for food, transport birds, administer medications, and other tasks. VMS Opportunity listing – RM: Other Locations

  • Rockport area – Wings Rescue Center—Hotline: 361-205-0892. Care about birds? Like to chop things up? Not squeamish about cleaning up after animals? Wings Rescue Center desperately needs volunteers. If we don’t have volunteers we can’t operate and take in more birds. We need people to chop fish into bird-sized pieces to freeze. We need people to feed and clean up after birds that are in rehab. We need people to help with other tasks. If you can help, please contact Rachael L. Diaz at 361-229-5484. We need people every day and your schedule can vary. See Facebook page for more information.
  • Bay City area—Contact Cherie Allen at 979-245-4392 or by e-mail
  • South End—The ARK—Contact Andi Wickham-Rowe or call 361-749-6793
  • To find a rehabber in your area, check the TPWD website

Want to See State Service Opportunities by E-Mail?

The Texas Master Naturalist Listserv is a communications media hosted by Texas A&M at no charge to Texas Master Naturalists. The purpose of the TMN Listserv is to provide a means of quickly distributing news, announcements, notification of events, grant opportunities and other items pertinent to Texas Master Naturalists. To sign up for this free service (you may unsubscribe at any time), please follow the instructions below:

  1. Complete the Texas Master Naturalist Listserv Sign-up submission form (there is no fee for the Listserv and you may unsubscribe at any time)
  2. Click the SUBMIT button on the form
  3. Within a few minutes you should receive a confirmation request from the Listserv. You MUST reply to this confirmation or you will NOT be added to the Listserv.
  4. Again, within a few minutes you should receive a message similar to the following:
    “Your subscription to the Texas Master Naturalist list has been accepted.”

That’s all there is to joining! You should receive announcements automatically via the email from which you signed up. If your email address changes, you will need to register again.


Make Your Own Volunteer Opportunity

Check out the Partners page, and contact the person at a place you’d like to volunteer.

Keep an eye out for new opportunities in your community, check the Volunteering Guidelines to see if they fit our TMN mission, check the list of Approved Volunteer Service Opportunities and request Volunteer Service Approval if needed.

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