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Texas Envirothon would not be able to put on this yearly environmental competition without the help of volunteers like you – join the fun!

The competition for 2023 will take place on Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, which roughly breaks down as follows:

  • On Saturday, April 1, the oral presentation portion (1 – 5:30 p.m.) requires Judges, Door Monitors, Timers, Runners, and Team Buddies.
  • On Sunday, the competition portion of the day (7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.) requires Station Monitors, Station Leaders (Team Guides), Test Runners, Test Graders, Clean Up Crew, and Photographers.

Volunteering at the Texas Envirothon has many benefits:

  • All volunteers will receive a Texas Envirothon t-shirt.
  • You'll have opportunities to network with educators and environmental professionals from across Texas.
  • You'll meet environmentally conscious students from across Texas.
  • You'll also reconnect with your own avidity to make a difference for both young people and the Texas landscape.

The 2023 competition will be held in the Houston-Galveston area. The exact location is top secret, so we will be emailing that information closer to the event date. Volunteers should have their own transportation.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

All Sunday volunteers should dress for being outdoors and wear sneakers or hiking boots. This event takes place outdoors, rain or shine. Please bring a sack lunch and reusable water bottle. Snacks will be available.

If you can help make this year's Envirothon the best one yet, please complete the volunteer sign-up form or contact Wendy Reistle ( for more information. Thank you!

April 1, Saturday - University of Houston-Clear Lake


Saturday, April 1 (1 – 5 p.m.)

We are seeking environmental professionals and graduate students to serve as judges. Judges will listen to oral presentations given by the students and score the presentations. There will be a brief volunteer orientation.

Door Monitors/Timers

Saturday, April 1 (1 – 5 p.m.)

These folks will keep doors closed and time the presentations. There will be a brief volunteer orientation.

Help with Score Calculations

Saturday, April 1 (2 – 5:30 p.m.)

Help calculate and verify team scores.

Team Buddies

Saturday, April 1 (1:30 – 4 p.m.)

Team Buddies hang out with the teams and keep them on schedule as they wait to present. Bring a book and reliable timepiece.

Room Monitor
Saturday, April 1 (1 – 5 p.m.)

April 2, Sunday - Galveston Island State Park

Station Monitors

Sunday, April 2 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

These folks stay at a station during the field competition. Station monitors are responsible for giving instructions, handing out test packets, using a walkie-talkie, etc. We recommend bringing a camping chair. 

Station Leaders/Team Guides

Sunday, April 2 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

These folks will walk around with the teams as they go from station to station. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We suggest bringing a book to read.

Test Runners

Sunday, April 2 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Test runners will get some exercise! They will pick up completed tests from each station and carry them to test graders.


Sunday, April 2 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Photograph the students before, during, and after the field test.

Clean Up Crew
Sunday, April 2 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)


  • Texas Envirothon

    Phone: 281-283-3045

    North Office Annex
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 540
    Houston, TX 77058-1002