Volunteer Requirements

    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 2-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test, attending a hospital orientation and interviewing individually with a volunteer services representative.

    All volunteers in high school between the ages of 14-18 are eligible for the ACH Junior Volunteer Program and must follow a separate screening process. 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. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 501-364-1825 or e-mail us at: volunteerservices@archildrens.org.

    Requirements for Volunteering:

    • Be at least 14 years of age.
    • Provide immunization records and proof of a 2-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test.
      • Have a TB test administered. Go back within 48-72 hours to obtain the results.
      • Wait 2 weeks. Go back to have another TB test administered. Go back within 48-72 hours to obtain those results.
      • Turn both results into the Volunteer Services office (fax is 501-364-6251).
    • Undergo a criminal background check.
    • Attend hospital orientation. Patient care volunteers and indirect patient care volunteers attend separate orientations.
    • Adhere to all ACH policies and procedures.
    • Junior volunteers (high school students ages 14-18) must provide two letters of teacher recommendation.
    • Submit an online application