The Bentonville Volunteer Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and volunteer resources for individuals, families and groups.
Due to the generosity of the community, the City of Bentonville has been named a Volunteer Community of the Year each year between 2010 and 2017.
Special Event Volunteer Opportunities
Earth Day - Wednesday, April 22nd
Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The City is encouraging schools and businesses to pick up litter around their property. Please fill out this form to participate and request supplies.
City Wide Clean the Streets Day (Spring)
The City of Bentonville is participating in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ by organizing a city wide “Clean the Streets Day” on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Great American Cleanup™ takes place each spring and is the nation’s largest community improvement effort. Thousands of Arkansas volunteers clean up and beautify their communities. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter along Bentonville city streets, trails, and drainage ways. Supplies are provided. Sign up details coming soon!
Letters to Santa Claus - Late November/Early December
Volunteers are needed to assist in the Letters to Santa Program. Starting in mid November, we leave a mailbox out for children to put in letters to Santa, located at the Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink. Volunteers take those letters and write back a handwritten letter as "Santa" in response. Examples and stationary are provided. We ask that the volunteers are adults with legible handwriting. This is a great way to get in some volunteer hours and spread some holiday cheer. To get involved, contact Danny Bartlett in the Parks & Recreation Department, or call (479) 464-7275.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
This program is a partnership between the city and the community to keep the city free of litter, one street at a time. Participants adopt a street that is 1/2-mile or more in length and are asked to volunteer a minimum of three times per year. For more information, contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner or call (479) 271-6827.
The Bentonville Public Library (BPL) offers several opportunities for adults, families and teens. When you volunteer at the BPL, you give an extraordinary gift to our shared community. Please note that the BPL does not accept court ordered community service applicants. For more information, visit the BPL website or call (479) 271-3192.
Bentonville Parks & Recreation
The Bentonville Parks & Recreation offers opportunities to volunteer at races, as coaches, in our parks and along our trails. For more information call (479) 464-PARK.