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Volunteer Services and Auxiliary

Volunteer Services and AuxiliaryThe Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary provides information, service, compassion and hope to those whose lives are touched by cancer.The Auxiliary membership includes more than 550 individuals, many of whom are regularly involved in day-to-day patient support services and special events. Members participate in fundraising efforts that have resulted in raising more than $160,000 each year.

Each year, the Cancer Institute Auxiliary selects one outstanding volunteer as Volunteer of the Year. These volunteers give unselfishly of their time and talents to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. 

Money raised by the Auxiliary is distributed in the form of grants to the Cancer Institute, the UAMS Family Home and Auxiliary Cancer Support Center or other cancer-related projects. Click here to see where our donations are spent.

Volunteer Application

Printable Volunteer Application  can be e-mailed to Halley Beard or mailed to:

Volunteer Services
4301 W. Markham, #721-1
Little Rock, AR 72205

For more information call the Department of Volunteer Services at (501) 686-8286.

Volunteer Opportunities

Patient Access

Volunteers greet and welcome patients and visitors in the lobby and escort them to their appropriate clinic.

Patient Relations

Volunteers in this position serve patients and their families in the waiting areas by making and serving coffee, visiting with patients and acting as the patient satisfaction liaison with appropriate staff.

Most Vital Pal

The Most Vital Pal (MVP) is a volunteer who works one on one with patients.  MVPs receive specialized training to personally assist patients during their first day at any of the numerous clinics at the Cancer Institute, including the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. After completing training and shadowing a fellow MVP, volunteers in this program are paired with a new patient for the entirety of their first day on the UAMS campus. MVPs escort patients to their appointments, offer encouragement, act as a liaison with staff and ensure that patients have the individualized attention they need. Acting as an MVP is an intensive and rewarding experience.

Gift Shop

Different than any other hospital gift shop, the Cancer Institute Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday, and carries a unique assortment of gifts and specialty merchandise, including jewelry, handbags, baby gifts, hats, lotions, items for cancer patients and more. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary Grants Program. Volunteers in this area assist gift shop staff and customers with sales, wrapping, pricing items and cashier duties.

Episodic or special event volunteers work at cancer screenings, on fundraising committees and for Partners Card.

Cancer Institute Volunteer Services Staff:

Janie Lowe, Director of Volunteer Services
Susan Jones, Assistant Director of Volunteer Services
Halley Beard, Volunteer Coordinator
Vickie Gill, Gift Shop Manager
Nancy Sink, Gift Shop Assistant
Robin Dean, Auxiliary Cancer Support Center Coordinator

For more information call the Department of Volunteer Services at (501) 686-8286.

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