Volunteer at Arkansas Children's Hospital
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.
- 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.
The ACH Junior Volunteer Program in Little Rock 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.
- true champions for children
- interested in gaining experience in a hospital setting
- looking for a work-life experience that they can use in the future
We’re looking for junior volunteers who are:
- 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
- Provide current proof of negative TB test
- Provide current proof of flu shot during flu season (Year-round program)
- Submit shot records showing TDAP vaccine
- Complete online volunteer application
- Adhere to the rules and regulations
Junior Volunteer Year-round Program
Interested in volunteering at Arkansas Children’s Hospital year-round? This program offers extended, hands-on volunteer experience in various hospital settings with the goal of improving the patient and family experience at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Year-round Junior Volunteers must commit to serving 36 hours between August-May. Due to staff supervision availability, year-round junior volunteers must be able to serve during the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm on a weekday (school approval for service during the school day will be required). Very few night/weekend service opportunities will be available, so plan accordingly to serve during the week or on school breaks to fulfill your hours.
If you are open to that commitment, please submit an application.
Please be sure to note that you are a Junior Volunteer on your application.
Junior Volunteer Summer 2023 Program Information
*Application window has closed for the 2023 Summer Junior Volunteer Program
We are excited to announce that we will be offering two in-person summer programs this year (applicants will select only one session).
Junior volunteers will attend Monday-Thursday throughout the two-week program in either June or July, serving during the morning shift from 9:00am-12:00pm or the afternoon shift from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Friday Lunch and Learns from 9:00am-12:00pm will offer special tours of the hospital as well as breakout sessions and speakers covering broad topics of operations within a healthcare system.
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 Hospital and introducing interested young adults to diverse careers and engagement opportunities in healthcare.
- Session One: In-Person Program: June 12-23, 2023
- Session Two: In-Person Program: July 10-21, 2023
Applicants must be able to commit to the entire two-week session for which they apply.
Do you have questions about the ACH Junior Volunteer Program?
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.