Volunteer at Arkansas Children's Hospital
Arkansas Children’s depends on volunteers to keep its promise of delivering unprecedented child health, defined and delivered.
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 patient care areas.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Provide two current 2-step TB (Tuberculosis) skin tests
- Provide proof of current Tdap vaccine (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) within the past ten years
- Provide proof of a current flu shot (October - March)
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine plus booster, if eligible
- Undergo a criminal background check
- Attend hospital volunteer orientation and interview with Volunteer Engagement staff
- Adhere to all Arkansas Children’s policies and procedures
- Submit an application online
Arkansas Children’s volunteers are carefully screened, processed and placed in appropriate assignments in patient care areas, as well as non-patient care areas. The process for becoming an Arkansas Children’s volunteer takes time, but it is meant to ensure the safety of patients and families as well as the success of our volunteers.
The AC Junior Volunteer Program offers service opportunities for high school students (ages 14-18). Volunteers are an important part of our team; they help us deliver on our promise to provide the best experience possible to all of our patients. As a junior volunteer, you help support our mission of making children better today and healthier tomorrow.
To help determine the applicant’s readiness to participate as a volunteer at Arkansas Children’s, all communication is encouraged to be handled by the applicant directly. Please note that due to the growing popularity of these programs, there are a limited number of available positions and placement decisions are based upon an interview process, not on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to be thoughtful in the completion of all application materials.
- true champions for children
- interested in learning more about a hospital setting
- looking for work-life experience that they can use in the future
We’re looking for junior volunteers who are:
- Are you 14 or older?
- Are you able to commit to the time-requirements (see information for both Summer and Year-round programs)?
- Will you be able to complete the program requirements?
- Complete online volunteer application
- Provide references
- Submit two personal reflection essays (Summer Program)
- Attend an interview with parent/guardian, if selected
- Attend mandatory orientation and training
- In-person program:
- Provide current proof of negative TB skin test
- Submit shot records showing TDAP vaccine
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine and booster
- Complete online volunteer application
- Will you adhere to the rules and regulations ?
If you are interested in participating and are able to answer yes to the following questions, please read more about our programs and how to get involved below:
Summer 2022 Program Information
We are excited to announce that we will be offering both an in-person and a virtual Summer Junior Volunteer Program this year!
In-Person Program: June 6-17, 2022
Junior volunteers will serve daily throughout the two-week program from either 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm, Monday through Thursday, with Friday Lunch and Learns from 11:00am-1:00pm. This program offers hands-on volunteer experience in various hospital settings, with the goal of improving the patient and family experience at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Virtual Program: July 11-15, 2022
Using the Zoom platform, this weeklong, virtual program will offer breakout sessions and speakers covering broad topics of operations within a healthcare system. It will also provide opportunities for a remote service volunteer activity.
Applicants must be able to commit to the entire week, with morning and afternoon programming via smart phone or computer and high-speed internet.
Applications for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program are due April 15, 2022.
Junior Volunteer Year-Round Program
Interested in volunteering at Arkansas Children’s year-round? Junior volunteers must commit to serving 36 hours within the year. Due to staff supervision availability, year-round junior volunteers must be able to serve a 2-hr minimum shift during the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm on a weekday (school approval for service during the school day will be required). Very few night/weekend service opportunities will be available, so plan accordingly to serve during the week or on school breaks. If you are open to that commitment, please submit an application.
Please be sure to note that you are a Junior Volunteer on your application.
Questions about the Junior Volunteer Program?
Contact: Halley Hamon