Volunteers at Pinnacle Mountain State Park have discovered a great way to give back and enjoy the great outdoors at one of the most beautiful places in Arkansas.
At the base of Pinnacle Mountain, you might see this volunteer Tamer Hanafy handing out water to thirsty hikers and encouraging them to check out the rest of the park.
Hanafy showed off his display. "Here we have information about some of our events, volunteer information for people who like to volunteer, information about the rocks, some maps," he said.
The park attracts volunteers from ages 8 to 80, and their tasks vary.
"We have a wide variety of things," said volunteer coordinator, Cale Davenport. "You could volunteer by yourself and help clean up a trail, or you could volunteer with an entire group."
"They really have different wants and needs, and a lot of them want to spend time outside and not be trapped indoors," said Davenport.
You can spend a single day pitching in, or make it a weekly date, like Hanafy. Park officials say the job volunteers do there makes a real difference.
"It allows visitors to take a little bit of ownership in the park and to make sure anything they're wanting to say is being heard," Davenport said.
Contact the Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor's Center to get started- (501) 868-9150.