Want to help? Whether you want to join a group activity such as Buffalo National River Partners, work individually, involve your scout troop, or bring your own group Buffalo NR welcomes your efforts and assistance. Each volunteer hour recorded results in more resources to continue preserving and protecting your park. Click on the links for more information.

All volunteers should report work accomplished and hours volunteered either through your group leader or the supervising park staff.
If you are not part of a group or want to bring a group to volunteer, contact us at buff_vip@nps.gov.

Please report your volunteer time and accomplishments to buff_vip@nps.gov or email us.

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Volunteers with pile of tires and trash removed from the river during Earth Day cleanup 2016

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Join the BNRPartners and other volunteers for river cleanups and a variety of other volunteer projects. Get details on the Calendar.
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Patch awarded to scouts who complete a 50 mile hike/float and a service project. Click on the patch for the form to request your project.

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Buffalo National River Scouting Award

The patch is awarded to all Scouting and Venture group members that complete a 50-mile float/ hike and an approved 10-hour Service Project within 10 consecutive days.

Send requests to:
Buffalo National River
ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
Harrison, AR 72601
or e-mail us

The initial request should include tentative dates, put-in and take-out locations, total number of participants to include child/adult ratio, group representative with phone number and email address, any logistical needs of the group that might be facilitated by the park, and if you would prefer the awards to be presented in person or mailed after the completion of the trip.

The trip report should be submitted within 10 days of the completion of the trip and safe return to the group's home station.

Last updated: December 29, 2017

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Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601


(870) 439-2502

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