This is a volunteer opportunity to serve Texas State Parks in the central Texas area. Conservation-minded young adults (ages 18-30) are equipped to become the next generation of State Park stewards as Texas State Park Ambassadors. These young volunteers will attend a five day, four night overnight camping experience called the Ambassador Leadership Training (ALTA). During the ALTA, they’ll become certified in Leave No Trace and Growing Up WILD, engage in outdoor recreation 101 courses, learn the principles of interpretation, and connect with Texas Parks and Wildlife staff. The commitment to become an Ambassador is to volunteer 40 hours over six months (roughly 7 hours per month) to complete projects in the areas of hands on service, community outreach, and social media. They will be partnered with a Point of Contact at their park who will provide mentorship and guidance throughout the process. Ambassadors often work together on small teams to support each other and nearby parks. Ambassadors who successfully complete the program will graduate and join the Alumni community to continue serving our State Parks, mentor new Ambassadors, and make new friends across Texas. Additionally, ten Alumni have been hired into State Park positions! The Ambassador Program is essential to the continued conservation of our State Parks. Join the growing community of outdoor advocates by visiting www.texasstateparks.org/ambassador between March 4 - April 12, 2019 to apply. Central Texas State Parks potentially partnering with an Ambassador: Bastrop, Blanco, Buescher, Colorado Bend, Enchanted Rock, Garner, Government Canyon, Guadalupe River, Hill Country, Honey Creek, Inks Lake, LBJ, Longhorn Cavern, Lost Maples, McKinney Falls, Old Tunnel, Pedernales Falls, and South Llano River.