Patient and Family Mentor Program

The Mentor Program aims to connect those seeking a mentor with those volunteering to be a mentor. The goal of the program is for the mentor to provide support to the person requesting a mentor. The mentor will have valuable insight and experience on coordinating life during hospitalizations, navigating resources, parenting, managing multiple systems and many other topics. How each mentor/requestor communicates is solely up to them and may include in-person meetings at the hospital, telephone communication or email.

  • A mentor will be asked to complete an application, background check, interview, training and immunization updates.
  • The immunization updates are: a flu shot during flu season, 2 tuberculosis skin tests, a current TDAP, documentation of 2 MMR vaccines and documentation of varicella immunization or providing a history of the disease.  Immunizations can be given free of charge at Arkansas Children's once approved as a mentor.

» Apply for the Patient and Family Advisor Program


Patient & Family Advisor Hours: If you are a current Patient and Family Advisor and would like to update your volunteer hours, please log in to your Volunteer Portal. You can continually update your hours or enter them once per month. Thank you for all you do for Arkansas Children's!