Volunteering is a great American tradition! We have many opportunities for volunteers here at Big Thicket.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Look below for some of the volunteer opportunities that we have available at Big Thicket. You can apply for these on Volunteer.gov and if you have any questions, feel free to call the volunteer program manager at (409) 951-6725 or e-mail us.
Flash Mob Trash Clean-Up
On the third Saturday of each month volunteers gather at various spots around the preserve for a quick trash clean-up. These clean-ups also allow you to work with other community members to help clean up parts of the park that many people use, so that those areas can remain beautiful and welcoming to the community. This event takes only 2 hours and gives volunteers a chance to give a small amount of their time to help clean-up day use areas of the preserve. This monthly clean-up takes place from October through May. If you are part of an organization that requires volunteer hours, this is a great short-term volunteer opportunity. Look for the location of the clean-up on our social media page.
Volunteers can assist the resource staff with projects, such as dragonfly larvae sampling, brush clearing, tree planting, and native plant nursery upkeep. Volunteers would be working either inside or outside, depending on the project.
Visitor Center Front Desk
Volunteers will be staffing the front desk in the visitor center, once a week for a 4-hour shift. During that time, volunteers will be answering visitor questions either by phone or in person. They will also be issuing camping permits and hunting permits.
Volunteers who live close to one of our many day use areas can sign up to be “caretakers” of the area. This can include regular trash clean-ups and other general upkeep of the area.
Last updated: February 22, 2021