Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature CenterNews


Like Arkansas' outdoors, the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center depends on the support of people with a passion for the natural world. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our conservation efforts. They work with everything from computers and photography to trail building and canoe instruction. Everyone has something to contribute to the outdoors, and we encourage people from all walks of life to participate.

Volunteerism benefits the center and its visitors, but there’s no feeling quite like sharing your passion for the outdoor world with a newcomer. Your time and enthusiasm are not only among the least-expensive ways to help, they’re the greatest and most appreciated donations you can give.

If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the following form and return it to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, AR 72916

Volunteer Application and Information

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Animal caretaker

Archery program assistant

Canoe and kayak program assistant

Computer programmer

Front desk assistant

General floater

Laser shot coordinator

Native plant technician


School group administrative assistant

School group program assistant

School group program presenter

Special event assistant

Trail maintenance technician

Watchable wildlife caretaker

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