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 six months or 72 hours.  Weekday, evening and weekend shifts are available in most patient care areas. 


Volunteer Requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Adhere to all Arkansas Children’s policies and procedures
  • Attend hospital volunteer orientation and interview with Volunteer Engagement staff
  • Undergo a criminal background check
  • Provide required immunizations (if accepted into the program, needed immunizations or tests can be obtained through Arkansas Children’s):
    • Two current 2-step TB (Tuberculosis) skin tests or one blood test
    • Current Tdap vaccine (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) within the past ten years
    • Current flu shot (October - March)
    • MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella)
    • Varicella (proof of vaccine OR history of Chicken Pox)

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.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Office or 479-725-6986.

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Summer 2023 Program Information

The ACNW Summer Junior Volunteer Program is a 10-week service and educational program from June 6th – August 11th. Volunteers will serve one 3-hour shift each week and attend an educational opportunity every Friday.

Who is this program for? High School students entering their Junior or Senior year

June 6, 2023 – August 11, 2023


Students will choose one weekly shift from the following options:

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time Slots: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Each Friday, students will also attend a 2-hour educational opportunity including specialized tours, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with various hospital leaders.

At the end of the program, students will be awarded up to 50 service hours.

Application Process:

ACNW Summer Junior Volunteers may apply now. On the application, please select Junior Volunteer on the “Areas of Interest” section.

  • Application Deadline: April 27th
  • Virtual Interview Dates: May 1st – 5th
  • Decisions Released: May 9th
  • Mandatory Orientation: June 6th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

After acceptance, applicants will work with the Volunteer Engagement and Occupational Health offices to provide proof of: A TB skin test or T.Spot (blood) test, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine.) Volunteers who are 18 will also be subject to a background check


Questions about the Junior Volunteer Program?
Contact:AnneDella Hines
Phone: 1-479-725-6986

Remote and offsite volunteers are able to fulfill hour requirements and support patients and families at Arkansas Children’s from the comfort of their own home, office or school.

Read about our Remote and offsite volunteer opportunities.

We have great opportunities available for organizations and groups who are interested in volunteering at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Click here for more information or contact the Volunteer Engagement office at or 479-725-6986.