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Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference? Every human being needs a purpose beyond themselves. There is no greater role than serving others. Volunteering at Baptist Health is a way to give back to the community by showing compassion to patients during their stay. Whether comforting a sick patient or giving a helping hand to hospital team members, Baptist Health volunteers make a real difference. Possible volunteer placements include: nursing units, information desks, critical care, hospitality room, and therapy areas.

To learn more, contact one of the following volunteer coordinators.  

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock and BHRI: 

Adult volunteer inquires - Sterling Goodwin at (501) 202-6332
Teen volunteer inquiries - Jim at (501) 202-2192

Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock 

Linda Scott at (501) 202-3050

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

Jessica Clawson at (501) 585-2051

Volunteer Application

If you'd like to become a volunteer, complete the online application below. Once the form is complete, your volunteer coordinator will contact you for an interview.  A background check will be conducted through Baptist Health Human Resource before your volunteer placement can begin. 

Click here to apply to become a volunteer.

Click here To download a PDF of the Volunteer Handbook.

Click the plus sign to expand for more details on the following programs:

Summer Youth Program - The A-TEAM at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

This highly educational and interactive program is for students entering the 9th-12th grades, who are interested in a healthcare career and who have not previously participated in the program.

There are two sessions and the dates are as follows:
Monday - Thursday, June 12 - 29  from 9 a.m. - NOON (This session has been filled!)
Monday - Thursday, July 10 - 27  from 9 a.m. - NOON (This session has been filled!)
Applicants will be selected - as long as slots are available - for one, but not both sessions and if selected, are expected to attend and actively participate each day.  The program cost is $50.  We are looking for serious-minded applicants.  This learning experience involves take home assignments, research and preparation for exams.  Please do not apply if you cannot attend each day.
 
The A-TEAM replaces the STAR Volunteen Program on the Little Rock campus and there will be no "traditional" volunteen program during the summer of 2017. 

Allison Justiss Volunteen Scholarship

The family of Allison Justiss - Al and Rebecca McDowell, Laura Justiss Zehr, Alex and John Justiss - has endowed a scholarship in her memory for a Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock teen volunteer. Click here for more information on this award.
Allison Justiss

STAR Volunteen Program at Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock

The 2017 STAR Volunteen program is accepting applications for young people interested in learning about a career in health care by serving in various hospital departments.
The session will be four weeks in length and will begin June 26 and continue through July 20. Selected teens will work two full days per week, either Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The requirements for the program are as follows:
1)  Must be entering the 9th through the 12th grade this fall
2)  Two letters of recommendation from teachers, principals, pastors, guidance counselors, etc.
3)  One page essay (double spaced) on "Why I Want To Be A Volunteen"
4)  Copy of your most recent report card with a minimum GPA of 3.0
All of the above must be delivered by March 31 at 4 pm to:
Linda Scott
Volunteen Program
BHMC-NLR
3333 Springhill Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72117
A very limited number of applications will be accepted. Participants chosen to take part in the Volunteen program are required to have a current tuberculosis skin test, which can be provided by Baptist Health at no cost, and attend orientation prior to service. 
Click here to fill out an application and be sure to click on the drop box under Facility to request Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock.

Youth Volunteer Program at Parkway Health Center

Volunteers will assist with activities such as playing games and visiting with residents, assist in helpful activities such as watering flowers, feeding birds in the apiary, assisting with pet therapy sessions and decorating in addition to spending special time with residents who are more restricted and unable to leave their rooms on a regular basis. Click here to fill out a volunteer application  and be sure to click on the drop box under Facility to request Parkway Health Center.