Volunteer Requirements

Arkansas Children’s volunteers are carefully screened, processed and placed in appropriate assignments. This process includes a criminal background check, a 2-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test, hospital orientation and interview with Volunteer Engagement staff.   All volunteers between the ages of 14-18 are eligible for the Arkansas Children's Junior Volunteer Program and must follow a separate screening process. 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. For more information, contact Volunteer Engagement at 501-364-1825 or e-mail

Requirements for Volunteering:

  • Be at least 14 years of age.
  • Provide immunization records and provide a 2-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test.
  • Proof of current Tdap vaccine (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) within past ten years
  • Provide proof of a current flu shot (October - March)
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Attend hospital volunteer orientation. 
  • Adhere to all Arkansas Children's policies and procedures.
  • Submit an online application