There is room for you to volunteer
Opportunities abound for volunteers at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area. If you love to participate in the wonders of nature and want to help sustain this largely undeveloped natural park, we have many ways for you to get involved. Whether your talent is in writing education curriculum or grants, talking and educating people, building hiking trails, or surveying wildlife, we have an opportunity for you!
Please click on the text below to fill out a volunteer application. After which, the volunteer coordinator will be in touch to get you involved! Hobbs State Park uses Volgistics, an online volunteer management platform, that allows more freedom for volunteers and better scheduling methods.
"Adopt-a-Trail" was developed at Hobbs to allow individuals and organizations to be responsible for the inspection and maintenance of specific sections of the 35 miles of park trails. Park management has divided the trails into segments ranging from 1/2 mile to 9 miles in length. To volunteer individually or as a group, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Hildreth at 479-789-5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Adopt-A-Trail Teams
For current volunteers- check your schedule, upcoming opportunities, log your hours or update your information on the Volgistics website:
Thank you to all of our park Friends!!
Special thanks go out to all of the persons who have made our park what it is today. Without our volunteer cadre we would not be able to achieve our trail goals, maintain our park to our intended standards, or provide several guided tour opportunities on our trails.
Thanks to those who GET UP/ GET OUT/ AND GET INVOLVED here at the Hobbs!!!
Lauren Hildreth is originally from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. With a desire to combine her passion for building relationships and conservation, she studied natural resources management and public relations. Lauren has worked with environmental education, sustainable landscaping, urban stormwater management, the US Green Building Council and other environmental nonprofits.
In 2013, Lauren came down to work for the Ozark Natural Science Center as a teacher naturalist and the Summer Camp Program Coordinator, and later with summer camps at the Amazeum. While at ONSC, she connected with an environmental nonprofit in Bolivia, which was developing the first environmental education initiative in the country. The meeting sparked an opportunity to visit Bolivia and spend time working with the organization.
Lauren is honored and excited with the opportunity to have joined Hobbs State Park as the Volunteer Coordinator. She looks forward to working off the foundation of the volunteer program and building relationships to further Hobbs' mission.