Padre Island National Seashore volunteers can perform a variety of duties. Some of these include assisting the Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Division with sea turtle patrols during nesting season, staffing the information desk at the Visitors Center, providing interpretive and educational programs for school groups and the public, working with the Facility Management Division, serving as campground hosts, assisting the Resource Management Division with field work and office tasks, or picking up marine debris along the shoreline. Other duties are available depending upon the volunteer's interests and skills and the park’s needs.
A limited number of RV spots with hook-ups are available for volunteers who work at least 30 hours per week per person. Volunteers wishing to occupy a RV spot are asked to commit to at least one month of volunteer service. These volunteers may be reimbursed for propane use. No stipends are available nor mileage reimbursements.
Did You Know?
Although Padre Nicolas Balli established the first permanent settlement on the island, the island was previously owned by his father and his grandfather, who obtained the original grant from the Spanish crown. More...