Adult Volunteers

    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:

    • Interviewing individually with a volunteer services representative
    • Undergoing a criminal background check
    • Providing a two-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test
    • Providing immunization records (i.e. flu and Tdap vaccinations) and attending a hospital orientation.

    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.

    » Learn more about our volunteer assignments.