Welcome Volunteers

Become a Williamson County Parks Department Volunteer or Park Host. Being a volunteer is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and for the citizens of Williamson County. The Williamson County Parks Department (“Department”) manages, operates and maintains a system of public lands throughout the Williamson County. These public lands include green spaces, parks, trails and natural preserve lands. The Department has an abundance of opportunities for you to help assist with our important work. Volunteering with the Williamson County Parks Department provides the opportunity (through stewardship activities and outstanding public service) to leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Short-Term Volunteers
In case you have only a day or just a few hours to offer, there are many Short-Term Volunteer opportunities that you could participate in. Sanding and painting handrails, picking up litter, working on a trail, removing weeds from planting beds, and erosion control activities are just a few of the many possibilities. Contact us now to find out how you and your family, co-workers, church group or civic organization can get involved.
Long-Term Volunteers

Long-Term Volunteer opportunities also exist for persons wishing to establish an extended or on-going volunteering relationship with the Department. Persons with craftsmen level skills or other skills that might be valuable to the Department are always welcomed. Park staff can provide limited training, tools, supplies and equipment to assist in the completion of more specialized projects. Such projects may include, but are not limited to, welding, advanced trail maintenance, facilities painting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and tree maintenance projects.

Park Host

Camp at no cost at one of the Williamson County Parks with overnight camping facilities. Typical length of commitment is three (3) months, but may be extended with park management approval. A full hookup RV site is available at no charge to the Park Host for the duration of the Park Host’s assignment in exchange for a modest number of hours of volunteer service each week. Park Hosts may be required to work Holidays, weekends and/or evenings with varying a work schedule to meet business needs of the park. Completed Park Host Application and Authorization and Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History Information forms are required for consideration as a Park Host. Applications may be rejected if blank or incomplete. A resume may supplement the application, but resumes alone are not acceptable in lieu of the completed Park Host Application and Authorization and Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History Information.

Park Hosts are selected on a first-come, first served basis.Selection criteria includes experience in camping, prior Park Host service, working with the public, length of time willing to be a Park Host, how skills match park needs, Park Host site availability, and Criminal History Information. Successful applicants are required to sign an agreement stating their park specific duties, restrictions, responsibilities and termination conditions. Being a Park Host is strictly voluntary and the Park Host shall not be deemed or construed to be an employee of Williamson County.Thus, no salary or stipend is provided.

Possible duties of a Park Host include, but are not limited to:

    • Greet park visitors, answer their questions, and orient them to the park
    • Be accessible to park visitors for comments and complaints
    • Understand and explain, not enforce, park rules to park visitors
    • Help maintain campground(s) and park, pick up litter, clean campsites after visitor check out
    • Clean and restock restrooms
    • Check windshield passes to ensure park fees are paid
    • Contact park staff or law enforcement about emergencies
    • Mow, weed, landscape and/or gardening
    • Operate and maintain a variety of park equipment
    • Open and close park gates at the beginning and/or end of the day
    • Maintain, repair, and/or construct park facilities and amenities
    • Provide an on-site presence for the park
    • Other projects and assignments based upon the park needs and the participant’s skills and abilities
    • Set a positive example for others.

Click here for the Park Host Application, Authorization, and Consent for Disclosure of Criminal History 

Call the Parks Department Headquarters at 512.943.1920 or email Park&Rec@wilco.org for more information, and to give us an opportunity to match yours skills and abilities to our Park needs.

Applicants for volunteer service shall be afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of volunteer service without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender or age.