We Need You - Get Involved!
Lake Kyle is a managed park which means that the gates to the park are open only when the park headquarters is open. To maximize the number of hours Lake Kyle is open to the public and minimize the impact on the budget, we need volunteers... lots of volunteers.
Additionally, Lake Kyle, and surrounding Plum Creek Preserve & Nature Trail, encompass several hundred acres of park land and open spaces. To maintain this precious land at a level expected for future generations, many volunteers are needed.
As Lake Kyle develops and programs, activities and events evolve, we will need help with education and instruction. The teachers and instructors need assistance from these volunteers to set up the activity, assist participants with programs and lend a helping hand during the event.
As a volunteer with the City of Kyle's Parks and Recreation Department you will have the chance to share our motto of "Improving the Quality of Life in Kyle" and help us fulfill our mission statement of "...providing an array of recreational opportunities for our community..." (You will also get a nice t-shirt) This volunteer program is very flexible and can be exactly what you are looking for to expand your own quality of life.
Students in school needing community service hours... Scouts needing a project for a badge or rank... college interns looking for a semester program... adults or retirees looking to get out of the house and into nature... anyone looking for experience and a recommendation on an application... we have something for you.
Current Volunteer Needs:
Office Aide. City Staff are scheduled Monday - Friday from 8a - 5p. To have the park open to the public before 8a or after 5p or on the weekends, we need volunteers to help with 2 and 4 hour shifts to open the gates, man the office and greet park visitors.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday: 6a - 8a or 5p - 7p;
- Saturday: 6a - 10a, 9a - 1p, 12p - 4p, 3p - 7p;
- Sundays during the summer: 6a - 10a, 9a - 1p, 12p - 4p, 3p - 7p ;
- Any day in the summer: 6p - dark
- Building and maintaining trails;
- Constructing and erecting trail signs;
- Wildflower and nature preserve maintenance;
- Fish and wildlife habitat maintenance;
- Building and facility maintenance
Education and Instruction
- Bird Watching
- Camping & Hiking
- Special Event Coordinating
If you are interested in becoming a Lake Kyle Volunteer, please print out the registration form in the attachments below and fax (512-262-3933), email (parks [at] cityofkyle [dot] com) or drop it off at the PARD office.
A background check is required prior to placement in any City of Kyle Volunteer programs and the background authorization and consent form is downloadable in the attachments below.