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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 2024 will take place Saturday, April 13, through Monday, April 15, which roughly breaks down as follows:

  • On Saturday, April 13, teams arrive, check in, and attend training sessions. (7:30 - 9 a.m.) One or two volunteers are needed to help with check-in and distributing team packets.
  • On Sunday, April 14, the field competition portion of the day (7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) requires Station Monitors, Team Guides, Test Runners, Test Graders, and Photographers;
  • Later in the afternoon, the first round of oral presentations (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) requires Judges, Door Monitors/Timers, Runners, Scorers, and Team Buddies.
  • On Monday, April 15, the second round of oral presentations (8:15 – 11:30 a.m.) requires Judges, Door Monitor/Timer, Runner, Scorers, Team Buddies, and Photographer (8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

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 2024 competition will be held in Longview. 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 field test volunteers should dress for being outdoors and wear sneakers or hiking boots. This event takes place outdoors, rain or shine. Keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. Bring a sack lunch and reusable water bottle. Light snacks and water 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!

Note: Transportation and accommodations are not provided. You may be assigned to another position based on need.

Team Check-in - Saturday Morning
Volunteers are needed to help hand out team packets at check-in and direct participants to the bathrooms, auditorium, classrooms, etc.
Station Monitor - Sunday Morning
Station monitors stay at a station during the field competition. They are responsible for giving instructions, handing out test packets, using a walkie-talkie, etc. We recommend bringing a camping chair
Team Guide (Station Leader) - Sunday Morning
Team guides walk around with the teams as they go from station to station. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We suggest bringing a book.
Test Runner - Sunday Morning
Test runners will get some exercise! They will pick up completed tests from each station and carry them to test graders.
Test Grader - Sunday Morning
This is a perfect if you are looking to volunteer indoors. We need a few people to help grade tests as they come in from the field. See a sample of the test: Test with Answers.
Judge - Sunday Afternoon (20) and Monday Morning (5)
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 Monitor/Timer - Sunday Afternoon (4) and Monday Morning (1)
These folks will keep doors closed and time the presentations.
Scorer - Sunday Afternoon and Monday Morning
Help calculate and verify team scores.
Team Buddy - Sunday Afternoon and Monday Morning
Team Buddies hang out with the teams and keep them on schedule as they wait to present. Bring a book and reliable timepiece.
Photographer - All Days

Saturday Morning - Photograph presenters, students, general photos, etc.

Sunday Morning - Photograph students and volunteers during the field competition. The down time before the test is handed out can be a great time to get photos of each team.

Monday Morning & Awards Ceremony - Photograph teams during their presentation (no flash), team photos with certificates and awards, photograph speakers, sponsors, winning teams, volunteers, general photos, etc.

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  • Texas Envirothon

    Phone: 281-283-3045

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