Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteer Current Openings includes the openings that are available right now. These are long-standing openings that we keep going either year around or seasonally on a routine basis. There may be volunteer assignments that are not listed here. Why, because we might be able to create one just for you! Things are constantly changing we always welcome new ideas from our volunteers. Do you have a skill or craft that you would like to share with our visitors? 

To ask questions or sign-up for an opening: 479-789-5009 or carla.berg@arkansas.gov

Volunteer Current Openings are for current or future volunteers. Interested? Fill out an application on the Volunteer main website page.

 VOLUNTEER GENERAL OPENINGS (updated 9/21) DATE TIME  NOTES
 Boat Interpreters- Sunset Cruises in OctoberSee belowSunset  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information
 Boat Drivers- Eagle Cruises (Nov 2019-Feb 2020) Weekends 3-4:30 pm  See boat training schedule on Volunteer Main Page
 Adopt-a-Trail (3+ mile section)Routine  your sched A year long commitment!
 Green Friday Recycled Crafts Nov 29 (Fr) 12 - 3 pm  Lots of events this day!

Pontoon Boat Drivers & Interpreters (updated 9/21):

Hobbs State Park has scheduled the boat for Sunset Cruises for the month of October. For the new drivers, the Sunset Cruises are a 1 ½ hour excursion that allows our guests to watch the sunset, as well as here about lake fun facts from the interpreters point of view. Discussing the animals and birds seen along the cruise, water quality issues, pointing out the scenic rock formations, and perhaps a bit of history.

Shadowing opportunities for both drivers & interpreters will be scheduled along with our guests with a first-come, first-served basis. I can check the reservation book and sign you up a few days before the boat is scheduled to depart. 

Since there probably isn’t going to be room for me on the boat, I ask that you take pictures of each other, the volunteers in action driving and interpreting…. then email them to me, please! We’re always looking to update FB, the website, and have a nice presentation for the annual banquet.

These openings will be in Volgisitics so you may sign yourself up, contact me Wed-Sat, or the front desk can reserve the opening for you. I will also keep the FOH website Volunteer Opening page up-to-date.

Day

Date

Departure Time

Driver Opening

Interpreter Opening

Thur

3rd

5:30

Booked

Thur

10th

5:20

Booked

Thur

17th

5:10

BookedBooked

Sun

20th

5:00

Booked

Thur

24th

5:00

BookedBooked

Thur

31st

4:50

BookedBooked


WEED PULLING WEDNESDAYS in SEPTEMBER

with the Volunteer Coordinator

8:30 am - 11:30 am

The visitor center area has been over populated with an invasive species, Sericea lespedeza. Join me each Wednesday to help pull these up from the roots. We are also focusing on all of the baby Red Bud trees. We love our red buds, however we just can't have them too close to the visitor center. We will provide tools and insect repellent, however you are welcomed to bring your own. Please bring your own gloves, water, and sunscreen. 

Lespedeza (left) will flower in the late Summer, so we'll have time to start this project up again, before they go to seed, once it cools off.

Our volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and there seems to always be someone in the group that can help identify some of the flowers that are currently in bloom. So, it can be a learning experience too!





FOSSILS: Hobbs is accepting donations for all types of fossils. If you have something you can part with, know that your donation will be used in park programs for years to come! Contact: carla.berg@arkansas.gov

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS: If you have experience repairing small engines for boats and/or maintenance equipment. We sometimes may need to give you a call. Can we keep you on standby?!

MIG WELDER: If you are proficient in MIG welding, we occasionally could use your help. If you have time to volunteer to weld, please let us know to add your name to the list. It's not a common request!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software