Volunteer Program

Did you know that Fayetteville has 4,286 acres of parkland, and 57 miles of hard and soft trail? Our volunteers are essential to helping us maintain these beautiful areas that we all depend on for recreation and relaxation. If you are interested in volunteering we have a number of opportunities for you!

How Do I Get Started?


Click here to view the Volunteer Handbook & Application. Fill out the application and then mail, email, or fax it in to our offices, or drop it by in person. The form tells you how. 

Types of Volunteer Opportunities



Events and Races 

Many event-based volunteer opportunities are listed on the City of Fayetteville's Givepulse page here.  There are also a number of groups and opportunities geared toward University students listed here. 

Invasive Species Removal

A dedicated group of volunteers is regularly called upon to help us eradicate invasive species in parks, along creeksides, and on trails throughout the city.  You can learn more about these opportunities here.

Youth Programs at the Yvonne Richardson Center

The Yvonne Richardson Center often needs volunteers to assist with after-school and recreation programs for youth.  Check out their volunteer page here

Adopt a Park / Adopt a Trail

The City's Adopt a Park / Adopt a Trail program is great for a group of volunteers who want to commit to keeping one of the City's parks or trails free of litter. Learn more about that here. 


Sign Up to Be Notified of Future Opportunities


You can join our mailing list to be notified when volunteer events are scheduled.  


Volunteering Questions? 
parksvolunteer@fayetteville-ar.gov

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