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Bentonville Volunteer Program


The Bentonville Volunteer Program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and volunteer resources for individuals, families and groups.

To inquire about volunteer activities not listed below, for general questions or additional information, contact Danielle Shasteen with the Community & Economic Development Department at dshasteen@bentonvillear.com or (479) 271-6826.


Special Event Volunteer Opportunities



Clean the Streets Day

April 22, 2017

9 a.m. - Noon

The City of Bentonville is participating in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™ by organizing a city wide “Clean the Streets Day” on Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00 am to noon. 

The Great American Cleanup™ takes place each spring from March through May 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 are provided.

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



Danielle Shasteen, Senior Planner


(479) 271-3122



Letters to Santa Claus

Late November/Early December

Volunteers are needed to assist in our Letters to Santa Program. Starting November 19th we leave a mailbox out for children to put in letters to Santa, located at Lawrence Plaza The Rink. The volunteers will take those letters and write back a handwritten letter as "Santa" in response. We provide examples and stationary. 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!




Josh Stacey

Parks & Recreation Department


(479) 464-PARK


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities



Community Service Hours

Are you looking for opportunities to complete community service hours? If so, please contact city code enforcement officers.



Darren Warren or Troy Davis

Code Enforcement Officers






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

These programs are 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 (3) times per year.


Adopt-A-Park Information Packet


Adopt-A-Trail Information Packet





Angel Stuler

Parks & Recreation Department


(479) 464-PARK


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 that is ½-mile or more in length. Participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of three (3) times per year.

Adopt-A-Street Information Packet





Danielle Shasteen, AICP


(479) 271-6826


Bentonville Public Library

The 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, please visit the BPL main website at http://www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call (479) 271-3192.


Volunteer Community of the Year

2010 - 2016


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 2016. 

2016 Achievement

  • 33,032 Volunteers

  • 56 Organizations

  • 403,047 Volunteer Hours

  • $9.5 Million Value 


Start documenting volunteer hours for 2017!

Mayor McCaslin plans to submit an application to nominate the Bentonville community for a 2017 Volunteer Community of the Year award. To prepare a successful nomination application, we need volunteer information for activities that provide needed services to the Bentonville community.

For the period of September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017, please provide:

• A brief description volunteer activities
• Approximate number of volunteers
• Approximate number of hours worked

All submissions should be received by September 8, 2017. Select the "Volunteer Reporting Form" button above to report volunteer information. Or, simply e-mail your information to Danielle Shasteen, Senior Planner at dshasteen@bentonvillear.com


Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, the Arkansas Municipal League and the Office of the Governor, the award is designed to congratulate and thank communities for their collective effort(s) to serve their neighbors.