Welcome to the City of Bentonville’s Volunteer Program!
The Bentonville Volunteer Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, organizations and businesses.
Volunteer activities include the Adopt-A-Park / Trail and Adopt-A-Street programs; landscaping installation and maintenance; tree planting;
litter pickup along city trails, streets and in city parks; recreation programs assistance; Bentonville Public Library assistance; office assistance;
Downtown Bentonville, Inc. assistance (special events) and seasonal opportunities such as the “Letters to Santa” program.
As a volunteer, you play a vital role in the welfare of the community because volunteers help close gaps in services to ensure community needs are met.
We are lucky to have individuals, families and groups in the community who recognize the need and feel inclined to give their time as a gift!
Before volunteering for the City, the first step is to fill out the Volunteer Registration form and the Volunteer Liability Waiver form.
If you have questions or need additional information, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (479) 271-6826.
Thank you for your interest in the Bentonville Volunteer Program and I look forward to working with you on future volunteer opportunities!
Volunteer Community of the Year Award
Volunteer Information Needed!
Due to the generosity of the community, the City of Bentonville was named a Volunteer Community of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Our goal is to continue this designation for 2013.
Please submit you and/or your organization’s volunteer information to the City so it can be included in the 2013 Volunteer Community of the
Year Award nomination application.
Reporting Period: September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Deadlin: September 6, 2013
- Number of volunteer hours
- Number of volunteers
- Brief description of the work preformed
Please fill out the “Volunteer Hours Submission Form_9-1-12 to 8-31-13” located to the right under the Volunteer Community of the Year Award headline and submit to
Danielle Shasteen, Community Programs Coordinator via e-mail at email@example.com.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ½ mile
or more in length and agree to remove litter three (3) times per year.
Bentonville Public Library:
The BPL 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.
The Downtown Activity Center offers a bicycle rental program where Bentonville residents may rent a mountain or road bike. The Parks &
Recreation Department needs volunteers on a weekly basis to help clean and inspect the bikes.
Occasionally the Parks & 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 NWA:
There are several volunteer opportunities for nonprofit, social service organizations in Bentonville through the United Way of NWA.
Please visit http://www.unitedwaynwa.org/ for more information and to sign up.