Volunteer Program


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. Residents are invited to submit their volunteer activities to help the city continue to receive this award.

Special Event Volunteer Opportunities

City Wide Clean the Streets Day 

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, June 8th 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. Trash bags, safety vests, and gloves will be provided.

For details and to sign up, please visit the event page on “SignUpGenius”.  

For more information, please contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at via email or (479) 271-3122.

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 Chris Cuchia in the Parks & Recreation Department, or call 479-464-7275.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Hours

Opportunities to complete community service hours are almost always available. Contact the city's Code Enforcement Officers, Troy Davis or Darren Warren, or call 479-271-3107 for more information.

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

These programs are a partnership between the city and the community to keep our trails and parks 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 (3) 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. Participants adopt a street that is 1/2-mile or more in length and are asked to volunteer a minimum of three (3) times per year. For more information or to sign up, contact Danielle Semsrott, AICP, Senior Planner or call 479-271-3122.

Bentonville Public Library

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.