We encourage all Fayetteville residents to get involved with your City government and community! There are many ways to engage with your community, and it's a great way to meet new people, give back, and learn more about the programs and services that are available.
In July 2019, the Fayetteville City Council voted to extend eligibility to serve on City Boards, Commissions and Committees to all Fayetteville residents who are legally authorized to live or work in the US, removing the previous requirement that applicants be registered voters. This opens up opportunities for foreign-born residents of Fayetteville to get involved in city government on a level not previously accessible.
Only registered voters within the limits of Fayetteville are eligible to serve on the following:
- Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees
- Historic District Commission
- Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority
- Planning Commission
- Civil Service Commission
- Energy Improvement District No. 1
Learn more about the City's boards, commissions and committees.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the City where residents can give back to their community, learn more about City governance and services, and make connections with like-minded people.
City of Fayetteville Volunteer Opportunities
We have opportunities throughout the year for many types of interests, experience, skill levels, and various time commitments, from a few hours on a single project to serving on a board or committee that requires several hours per month, and lots in between.
City Departments that have an ongoing need for volunteers include:
Other Community Volunteer Opportunities
Search for other Community Volunteer Opportunities on GivePulse. Many organizations and institutions throughout Fayetteville post their volunteer opportunities on this online hub for volunteers and the organizations that need them. You can log in with your university email, Facebook account, or email address and browse volunteer opportunities that meet your interests.
There are a variety of different employment opportunities available with the City of Fayetteville. Check out our current employment opportunities.
Your input is important to us! Fayetteville's residents have always been an active and engaged group who care passionately about their community. The City of Fayetteville is committed to providing ample opportunities for city residents to provide feedback about the many City projects and initiatives underway at any given time.
To facilitate the conversation, the City created Speak Up Fayetteville: an online community engagement portal that offers the public an opportunity to contribute ideas, complete surveys, participate in forums, register areas of need, and ask questions about City projects. Anyone with an email address can participate! Just complete a one-time site registration by providing a screen name and email address, then answer a few questions about yourself, and then you can come back as many times as you like to give us your opinions! Speak Up! Let your voice be heard!