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.

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***Application deadline has been extended to April 23, 2021.

The Junior Volunteer Program offers service opportunities for high school students (ages 14-18). As a junior volunteer, you can help provide the best experience possible for our patients and families.

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

As we at Arkansas Children’s continue to monitor COVID-19, your health and safety remain a top priority. For the safety of our patients, families and volunteers, our team of medical professionals has advised that we continue to limit who enters our hospitals and clinics.

We are excited to announce that we will host a 2021 virtual program from June 21-25, 2021. The weeklong, virtual program will offer breakout sessions and speakers covering broad topics of operations within a healthcare system, and will also provide opportunities for a remote service volunteer activity.

If you are interested in participating and are able to answer yes to the following questions, please complete an online application.

  • Will you be at least 14 by June 21?
  • Are you able to commit to the entire week, with morning and afternoon programming via smart phone or computer and high-speed internet?
  • Will you be able to complete the program requirements?
    • Complete online volunteer application and packet
      • Provide two references
      • Submit two reflective essays
    • Adhere to the rules and regulations

We encourage everyone to practice good public health with up to date immunizations (Tdap and flu shot).

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer Junior Volunteer Program is April 23rd. Please note participation is limited. We encourage you to complete and submit the online application as soon as possible, and to be thoughtful in the completion of all application materials.

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.

Questions about the Junior Volunteer Program?
Contact: AnneDella Hines
Phone: 501-364-1812

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.