Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us at Baptist Health. 

Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and those we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have currently suspended all volunteer services inside our hospitals.  

We are hopeful to resume these services in the future. In the meantime, you may reach out to your local hospital’s volunteer coordinator for opportunities that may exist to serve the community outside of the hospital campus.   

There is no greater role than serving others. While comforting a patient or giving a helping hand to hospital team members, Baptist Health volunteers make a real difference.

We offer a wide array of opportunities at Baptist Health such as:

  • Baptist Health Inpatient Units
  • Main Information Desk
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Surgery Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Foundation Office and Events

 

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

Baptist Health-Little Rock

Sterling Rowell
(501) 202-6332

Baptist Health-Conway

Sterling Rowell
(501) 202-6332

Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute

Sterling Rowell
(501) 202-6332

Baptist Health-North Little Rock

Becky Blackard
(501) 202-3050

Baptist Health-Heber Springs

Freda Brown 

Baptist Health-Hot Spring County

Kelli Hopkins
(501) 332-1002

Baptist Health-Arkadelphia

Daniel Smith
(870) 245-1182

Baptist Health-Stuttgart

Randa Hitchcock
(870) 674-6301

Baptist Health-Van Buren

Norma Shultz
(479) 471-4344

Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Toni Holohan
(479) 441-5555

Volunteer Application

If you would like to become a volunteer complete the online application below. Once the form is complete, your volunteer coordinator will contact you for an orientation.  If you are 18 years of age and older, a background check will be conducted through Baptist Health Security before your volunteer placement can begin. The process for becoming a Baptist Health volunteer takes time but is meant to ensure the safety of our patients and families as well as the success of our volunteers.

Click here to apply to become a Volunteer. (Teenagers interested in volunteering may do so at our Little Rock facility year round, in North Little Rock as part of the STAR Volunteen Program in the summer or in Fort Smith as part of the Caring Teen Program in the summer. See links for applications below.)

Click here to download the Volunteer Handbook.

Youth Programs & Scholarships

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 aviary, 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.

Caring Teen Program at Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Teens interested in volunteering at Baptist Health-Fort Smith in Summer 2020 can click here to download the full application.

Caring Teen Program at Baptist Health-Van Buren

Teens interested in volunteering at Baptist Health-Van Buren in Summer 2020 can click here to download the full application. 

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

STAR Volunteen program information coming soon!

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.

For instructions on how to access and use the online application portal, check out this resource.

Amazing-Teens Effectively Active in Medicine (A-TEAM)

Teens are encouraged to apply for the A-TEAM Summer Program at Baptist Health-Little Rock and Conway campuses. This highly educational and interactive program is for students entering the 9th – 12th grades , especially those who are interested in a healthcare career.

There will be two sessions on our hospital campus in Little Rock and a session at our hospital campus in Conway.

If selected, the student is expected to attend and actively participate each day.  The program cost is $250 per participant.  Lunch will be provided.

Beginning on Monday, February 3, applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and are secured when payment is received.  Slots are limited – 25 for each Little Rock session and 25 for the Conway session.  We will continue receiving applications through Friday, May 4 – or until all slots are filled, whichever comes first.

Little Rock

The first session will be held from 9:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31. Reserve your spot for this session.

The second session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7. Reserve your spot for this session.

Please be advised that you can only reserve a spot for one of the sessions, not both.

Conway

The session at Baptist Health-Conway will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24. Reserve your spot for this session.

Please contact Annie Tarwater at 501-202-1589 or annie.tarwater@baptist-health.org for any additional information on our A-TEAM program.