Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for considering Baptist Health for donation of your volunteer time. We have multiple opportunities for you to share your time and compassion with our patients and guests.

The goal of our volunteers is to focus on improving what we call the “patient experience” – the way our patients and visitors are supported by the hospital for their medical care. Baptist Health volunteers are a valuable part of our team, they give loving attention to our patients during their time here.

Baptist Health is looking for volunteers that are:

  • Friendly, open and reliable
  • Compassionate and sensitive to persons and families facing a life threatening illness
  • Able to understand and adapt to different cultural, racial, spiritual and intellectual needs of a client and family members
  • 18 years of age and older

By becoming a volunteer at Baptist Health, you can enrich your life by making a difference in your community. The volunteers at Baptist Health graciously donate their time and energy into assisting our patients and staff. Depending on your interests and the needs of the facility, there are opportunities to volunteer in patient areas or in an office environment.

Being a volunteer at Baptist Health can provide you with a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.


There are many advantages to becoming a volunteer at Baptist Health. Whether you are interested in giving back to the community, or would like to pursue a career in the medical field, you will have the opportunity to experience the health care field in a special way. Here is a list of some of the benefits we provide:

  • Free Breakfast or Lunch daily
  • Flu Shots
  • Tuberculosis Screenings
  • Recognition Luncheon
  • Certificates for Hours Served
  • Smocks

Applications for Adult Volunteers

For more information about volunteering at Baptist Health System, please call (479) 441-5555 or click here to download our application packet.

For more information on becoming a member of the Baptist Health Auxiliary, please visit the Baptist Health Volunteer Services office at 1001 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Caring Teen Program

Baptist Health-Fort Smith also offers a summer program for teen volunteers who wish to learn more about careers in the healthcare industry.  This program is open to students who are:

  • 14 to 17 years of age
  • Able to volunteer a minimum of 96 hours, maximum of 112 hours
  • Able to volunteer Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Caring Teen volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about careers in healthcare by serving in a variety of hospital departments, including but not limited to:

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Floors
  • Outpatient Surgery

Click here to download an application packet for the 2019 Caring Teen Summer Program.