Arkansas Children’s depends on volunteers to provide assistance for our patients, their families and hospital staff. Whether you’re a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a college student hoping to fulfill a service requirement, or just have a simple desire to help others during your free time, we offer a wide array of opportunities.

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 direct 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.

Become a Volunteer at ACNW

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

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We have great opportunities available for organizations and groups who are interested in volunteering here at Arkansas Children's Northwest. See the list below for potential projects for your group or organization. To get started, please fill out the online application for groups and organizations. Please contact the Volunteer Engagement office at 479-725-6986 or VolunteerACNW@archildrens.org with any questions.

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 interviews with Volunteer Engagement staff.

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 479-725-6986 or e-mail volunteeracnw@archildrens.org.

Requirements for Volunteering:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Provide immunization records and provide a 2-step TB (tuberculosis) skin test.
  • 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.
 

Volunteer Assignments at Arkansas Children's Northwest

All volunteer assignments at Arkansas Children’s Northwest can be classified as either direct patient care areas or indirect patient care areas. Volunteers wishing to serve in a direct patient-care area are required to attend a Volunteer and Child Life orientation. Volunteers interested in indirect patient care areas (i.e. Gift Shop or clerical) will attend an individualized orientation.

Direct patient care areas include:

  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Animal Assisted Interventions
  • Emergency Room
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Playroom / Crafts
  • Waiting Room

Indirect patient care areas include:

  • Clerical Areas
  • Foundation
  • Gift Shop
  • Wayfinding