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The Volunteer program is currently suspended until further notice. We hope to welcome you soon! We will update this site when we are ready to accept new applications.
Additionally, we are unable to provide the Summer Volunteen program for 15-18 year olds this summer. We will let you know when we can resume this program.
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 Northwest Arkansas facilities for adults, teens and RNs, which include the main hospital and several of our clinics in Rogers. 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 the following requirements for hospital volunteers:
Mercy is honored to offer teens an opportunity to experience six weeks of summer service in our hospital and clinics in Northwest Arkansas.
Returning teens will be accepted into our summer program, but must send in a new application with a parent/guardian signature. Reference letters are not required for returning volunteens.
For your personal planning, the requirements for volunteens are as follows:
*Please note that there are a limited number of volunteer positions available for our summer program.
**If you are 18 or older and would like to participate in our summer program, please complete an adult application, which is available at mercy.net/donate. Please indicate on the application that you are interested in summer service only.
Volunteer nurses at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas help deliver compassionate and courteous care to patients throughout the hospital. Our Northwest Arkansas nurse volunteers take on many different roles in caring for patients. Regardless of specific duties, volunteer nurses are given the freedom to devote extended amounts of time to one patient, if needed. This flexibility allows them to deliver one-on-one direct patient care — the reason many individuals originally joined the nursing profession.
Volunteer nurses have the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of specialties including:
Each nurse volunteer in Northwest Arkansas attends a two-day orientation and competency class. The class serves as a refresher and is offered at no cost.
Thank you for your interest in serving at Mercy. If you have any questions regarding any of our Northwest Arkansas hospital volunteer programs, please email Volunteer Services or call us at 479-338-2188
Your service means everything to our patients. To apply to be a volunteer with Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, fill out our online application form.