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.


Volunteer Requirements

  • 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)
  • 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.

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

Become a Volunteer at ACNW

Help make a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients.

Apply Now

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.

    We’re looking for junior volunteers who are:

  • true champions for children
  • interested in learning more about a hospital setting
  • looking for work-life experience that they can use in the future

    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:

  • 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
  • Will you adhere to the rules and regulations? 

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 20-23, 2022

Junior volunteers will come in for a half day of service (Monday through Thursday). 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 Northwest.

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. 

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

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.