Arkansas Children’s Hospital depends on volunteers to provide assistance for the patients, their families and hospital staff. Whether you’re a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student hoping to fulfill a service requirement, or just have a simple desire to help others during your free time, there’s a wide array of opportunities at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Because of the nature of care Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides, all volunteers are carefully screened, processed and placed in appropriate assignments. This process includes the candidate’s undergoing a criminal background check, providing a two-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test, providing proof of influenza vaccination, attending a hospital orientation and interviewing individually with a volunteer services representative. The process for becoming an Arkansas Children’s Hospital volunteer takes time, but it is meant to ensure the safety of patients and families as well as the success of our volunteers.
We ask all adult volunteers to commit to one three-hour shift per week, at the same day and time, for a minimum of three months. Weekday, evening and weekend shifts are available in most direct patient care areas. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 501-364-1825.