Special Events

City Wide Cleanup Day

The City is participating in the Great American Cleanup™ by organizing a city-wide clean-up day scheduled for Saturday, May 11th.

Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter along city streets and recreational trails, in drainage ditches, detention ponds and in and along creek beds. For safety reasons, groups with children under the age of 12 are assigned to off street locations.

Please register in advance by May 8th by filling out the registration form. For more information, contact Danielle Shasteen, Community Programs Coordinator via email or 479-271-6826.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-A-Park / Adopt-A-Trail (Limited Availability)

These programs offer an opportunity for people to get involved in their community in an effort to promote civic pride, appreciation and awareness. It is a partnership between the City and the community to keep the trail network and park system safe, free of trash, tree limbs and other debris, aesthetically pleasing and in the best condition possible. Participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of three times per year.

Adopt-A-Street (Limited Availability)

This program is a partnership between the City and the community to keep the city free of litter, one street at a time. Groups adopt a street 1/2 mile or more in length and agree to remove litter three (3) times per year.

Bentonville Public Library

The Bentonville Public Library offers several opportunities for adults, families and teens. All members of a community, working together, sharing time and talent, can make a big difference in the quality of library services offered to our growing area.

Bicycle Maintenance

The Downtown Activity Center offers a bicycle rental program where Bentonville residents may rent a mountain or road bike. The Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers on a weekly basis to help clean and inspect the bikes.

Office Assistance

Occasionally the Parks and Recreation staff at the Downtown Activity Center need volunteers to assist with office work such as sorting flyers and stuffing envelopes for mass mailings. To be added to the notification list of when assistance is needed please fill out the Volunteer Registration form.

United Way of Northwest Arkansas

There are several volunteer opportunities for nonprofit, social service organizations in Bentonville through the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. Please visit their website for more information and to sign up.