Each day at National Park Medical Center, our volunteers play a vital role in the healing process of our patients. These special people freely offer their time in order to help others. They provide many extra services that allow our staff to focus on patient care.
Since 1954, the NPMC Auxiliary has been serving National Park Medical Center and the local community. Last year alone, over 80 men and women dedicated their time to NPMC totaling over 20,000 hours of service.
The volunteers who contribute so much of their time to the hospital and community offer an invaluable service. From welcoming patients to delivering flowers and patient newspapers, our volunteers take a special interest in the families, patients and employees of NPMC. In addition, the volunteers help acquire medicine for needy patients, car seats for new mothers, scholarships for employees and mailing supplies for the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic.
Junior Volunteer Program
The NPMC Junior Volunteer program is designed to allow teenagers at least 14 years of age to volunteer in the hospital during summer vacation.
The program allows volunteers an insight into the health care industry and to health care career opportunities. Students volunteer as little as four hours a day, one day a week in a selected area of the hospital.
Students must complete and return the Junior Volunteer Application and the Release Form for Tuberculosis Skin Testing and send these along with two letters of reference. The application packet should be returned to:
National Park Medical Center
Attn: Marketing and PR Coordinator
1910 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
All volunteers selected for this program must agree to attend an opening orientation. For more information, call (501) 620-2705.
Junior Volunteer Application
The National Park Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program is now accepting applications. The program is designed to allow teenagers at least 14 years of age to volunteer in the hospital during summer vacation.
The principal purposes of this program are:
- To help young people learn new skills that will be beneficial upon entering the job market.
- To allow volunteers an insight into the health care industry and to the health care career opportunities at close range.
- To create and promote in the community an understanding of the hospital and its services.
- To provide supplemental support to the essential services provided for the care of patients.
- To give teens an opportunity to perform a valuable community service.
Click here for an Junior Volunteer Application.
All Junior Volunteers must also complete a TB Skin Test. Click here to download a release form for that test.
This application must be accompanied by:
2 Letters of Recommendation
Copy of School transcript or most recent report card
Proof of Date of Birth
(drivers licence, ID card, copy of birth certificate, school record)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. 2014 Deadline for applications is May 23rd. Notification of Acceptance will be sent by May 30th, 2014. Mandatory orientation and start of the program will be held Tuesday, June 10th at 9:00 am.
Wanting to Volunteer?
The National Park Medical Center Auxiliary has been a valuable part of the organization since 1954. These men and women volunteer their time throughout the hospital for as little as 4 hours per week. Not only do they provide a selfless service to their community, they build lasting relationships and have a lot of fun. NPMC is always looking to build its volunteer base. Please make a difference in the Hot Springs Community by volunteering today. Complete an application and drop off at the NPMC information desk or mail to:
NPMC Volunteer Services
1910 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Volunteering at National Park Medical Center is a great way to get involved in the community and make new friends. To volunteer, complete an application or come by the National Park Medical Center Flower & Gift shop for an application.
Upon receiving your application, an interview time will be arranged for you to come and speak with the Marketing Coordinator and a representative from the Auxiliary. At that time, orientation times will be arranged as well as assigning a volunteer location. After a brief volunteer orientation, you may begin volunteering.
Current volunteer opportunities at National Park Medical Center:
Delivering newspapers, flowers and letters to patients. Assisting in the admission and discharge of patients. Escorting patients to rooms, providing directions and information to families and patients. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.
Selling gift items, flowers, cards, stamps, etc.; Running the cash register, answering the phones, cashing checks. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – time is flexible
ICU Waiting Room
Assisting patient friends and families, making coffee, answering waiting room phone, provide directions throughout hospital. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.
Escorting patients to their destination and signing in patients on proper rosters. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.
Directing families and patients, answering phones, greeting visitors. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday – time is flexible
Outpatient Surgery & Family Waiting Room
Assisting patient friends and families, making coffee, escorting patients & answering phones. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.
Health related duties will be performed by professional staff and employees of NPMC only.
If you are interested in Volunteer Services at National Park Medical Center, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at (501) 620-2705.
Click here for an Auxiliary Application.
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