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Opportunities to Volunteer and Donate

The purpose of the Volunteer Program is to provide rewarding opportunities for citizens to get involved in their community and to support Parks and Recreation mission.  Volunteers provide invaluable assistance through various activities.  A variety of opportunites are available for volunteers to contribute their talents and time.  Parks and trails can be officially adopted through the Adopt-A-Park or Adopt-A-Trail programs, or you can volunteer on a one-time basis.  Some groups and individuals participate in special projects.  A special project can involve trail improvement or enhancement of a facility or specific park or trail location.

  • Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Trail are components of the Volunteer Program.  Adopters are required to work three times per year. 
  • Tidiness Efforts include litter cleanup from grounds, trails, and creeks.
  • Garden & Grounds Maintenance includes assisting with garden tasks, painting and cleaning of facilities.
  • Environmental Projects. The Adopt-A-Park Program provides a system for volunteers to commit to working with City staff to achieve common goals of preserving Fayetteville’s ecological assets and natural heritage. We encourage interested citizens to participate in on-going Habitat Restoration projects.
  • Trail Trekkers is a year-round program that provides safety, education, and assistance to all trail users. 
  • Yvonne Richardson Community Center YRCC volunteers provide assistance with programs and events. 

 

Habitat Restoration and Invasive Species Removal

Habitat Restoration is an on-going process that mutually benefits people and native plant and animal populations.  The City of Fayetteville is coordinating volunteers and organizations to restore native plant habitat on designated park lands, developing these partnerships provides resources necessary to restore our natural heritage and to create a greater sense of community among citizens.  Dedication, planning and management are essential to successful habitat restoration. 
Volunteer opportunities to reclaim habitat are currently available at Clabber Creek Trail, Gulley Park, Wilson Park and Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center area.  If you are interested in becoming involved with any of these projects, please contact a Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail: parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov or phone 479-444-3467.  Volunteer events for habitat restoration projects are scheduled from October 1 - March 30.

Volunteers are required to read the Volunteer Handbook and submit a Volunteer Application prior to proceeding.  The application is the last two pages of the Handbook.

For more information and a copy of the Volunteer Handbook click on the link below. 

Volunteer Handbook

Additional options for donating time to Parks and Recreation either through an Internship, or Seasonal Recreational Compensation are descriped in this link:  click here.

Bench and Tree Donations

Thank you for your interest in a bench or tree donation to Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.  Either can serve as a tribute, a memorial or to recognize a person or organization. 

The link below provides further information and a Bench Donation Form

Bench Donation Form

Please click on the link below to learn about donating a tree.

Tree Donation Form

For more information about volunteering or to make a donation please call (479)444-3467 or e-mail parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov.