Our goal at Mercy is to provide an excellent patient experience; one that reaches beyond the patient, to their families and visitors alike. With more than 250 volunteers currently serving, every Mercy Volunteer plays a critical role in living our mission to provide compassionate care and exceptional service. Mercy’s Auxiliary has been a vital part of the hospital for over 50 years and we thank you for your desire to give back to our Northwest Arkansas community by volunteering at Mercy.
There are numerous volunteer positions in our facilities, which include the main hospital and several of our clinics. Volunteers assist by providing support at our information desks, Gift Shops, Patient Escort Services, Surgery Waiting, Clinical Settings, and other various departments.
We feel it is important to place our volunteers in areas of need, and will try to place you in an area that truly touches your heart. However, please keep in mind that volunteers commit to a minimum of one four hour shift per week, and are required to interview and attend orientation before beginning service. Additionally, volunteers are required to attend yearly training and to maintain health requirements.
The adult application is for volunteers who are 18 years of age or older (a background check is required for all volunteers over 18), the teen application is for teens 15-18 years old, and the volunteer nurse application is for Registered Nurses only. Please select the appropriate application and mail to the address on the form or email to Holli.Oliver@mercy.net
Mercy has limited volunteer opportunities for teens during the school year and also offers a Summer Teen Program, which provides an opportunity for teens to experience serving in a healthcare environment for 6 weeks during the summer (this program has limited openings). Applications must be submitted to Volunteer Services 6 weeks prior to the end of the school year.
Update: as of May 2019 all summer teen volunteer positions have been filled. Please check back again next year.
Please contact Volunteer Services at 479-338-2188 with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in serving at Mercy. We look forward to meeting you!