City of Little Rock Volunteers

Be A CommUNITY Builder for Little Rock!





Be a “street scientist” by driving and navigating routes throughout the day and gathering temperature data across every neighborhood!

Visit the URBAN HEAT ISLANDS page to learn more about the project.



Do you love Little Rock as much as we do? Then be a community builder with us!

We have tons of opportunities for you to build the community you envision.

You, your group, family or business can create a more vibrant park system or Little Rock Zoo, litter free streets,  friendlier neighborhood, or love on our fur babies.

Click on the links below to find more information on how you can make a difference in Little Rock! 


Animal Village – Do you have a soft spot for our animal friends?  Put a smile on your face and a song in their heart by giving some love to our fur (or maybe not fur) babies. Apply Here!

Little Rock Marathon - We have tons of opportunities at our marathon.  Sign-up HERE.

Parks and Recreation - From adopting a park to coaching a sports team to patrolling a park as a park ranger, we provide a wide-range of opportunities for a volunteer to create and be part of the community he/she envisions. Apply HERE!

Public Works - Help make our streets shine by joining our Adopt-A-Street program and pick-up that ugly litter!  Apply HERE.

Zoo – Are you a little on the wild side?  Then building community through our Little Rock Zoo might be just what you need. To help with the the landscaping or special events , sign-up HERE!  To volunteer as a Docent, sign-up Here.


To stay in touch with all of our opportunities, join our e-mail blast

2023 National Public Lands Day 

National Public Lands Day is the largest, single day volunteer event in America. 

Join Little Rock Parks and Recreation and the West Little Rock Kiwanis Club on September 23rd at 9 am in Kiwanis Park at 4201 Foster Street, 72204 for all the fun.  We will paint benches, map and cut back invasive flora and pick-up litter.  

National Public Lands Day Registration


Did you know that 75% to 80% of Pulaski County residents believe that climate change is real?  That is higher than the national average! 

Be part of the in-crowd and help Parks and Recreation battle climate change.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Sykes, M.P.A.

Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Leave No Trace Master Educator

500 W. Markham, Ste. 108

Little Rock, AR 72201

(C) 501-442.7320