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! Contact Hobbs State Park Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Hildreth at 479-789-5000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of Opportunities!
Volunteer round-ups are offered at various times of the year, but you don't have to wait till then. Just give Roland a call and he will get you going in something that is challenging and rewarding. Want to help? These are just a few of the activities that we need help with throughout the year.
Let us know your volunteer interests. If you have an interest or talent that is not reflected within the survey and you would like to share with the park, please let us know by sending us a message through our contact form HERE.
Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program
"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 12 segments for this new program ranging from 1/2 mile to 6 miles in length. To volunteer individually or as a group, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Hildreth at 479-789-5000 or email: email@example.com
Levels of Trail Maintenance
Current Adopt-A-Trail Teams
Special volunteers needed at this time include:
Contact Hobbs State Park Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Hildreth:
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’s first exposure to Arkansas was in 2013, when she came down to work for the Ozark Natural Science Center as a teacher naturalist. Having quickly fallen in love with the Ozarks and wanting to stick around, she eagerly took on the role of Summer Camp and Weekend Program Coordinator as well as worked with summer programs at Amazeum. While at ONSC, she connected with a visitor from an environmental nonprofit in Bolivia called Fundacion Gaia Pacha, who 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 over a period of five months.
After returning to Wisconsin, Lauren worked with sustainable landscaping, urban stormwater management, the US Green Building Council and other environmental nonprofits. When the timing worked out for a change of pace, Lauren packed up everything and moved to Bentonville in August 2016 with hopes of finding meaningful work in an environmental field. Lauren is honored and thrilled with the opportunity to have joined Hobbs State Park as the new Volunteer Coordinator. She looks forward to working off the incredible foundation of the volunteer program and building relationships to further Hobb’s mission.