Dear Volunteer Applicant,

Thank you for your consideration to volunteer time, talent, and efforts to ensure the success of the Arkansas National Guard Child and Youth Program. We appreciate your desire to work with our children and youth. Without the help of volunteers like you, the programs, trainings, and services provided for our children and youth would not be possible. The impact of volunteers, like you, within the National Guard is felt locally, statewide, and at the national level.

The following pages of this guide will provide you with a better understanding of what volunteering looks like with the Arkansas National Guard Child and Youth Program. It will also provide you with the forms needed to apply for consideration in volunteer opportunities. Working with children and youth can be a very rewarding experience. You have now taken the first step toward positively impacting the lives of our Arkansas National Guard children and youth.

Please read through the following information carefully, then complete and submit all required documents to the Child & Youth Program Coordinators. The safety of our Service Members’ children is our number one priority. Please be patient and understanding through the process. We want to take every measure to ensure that our volunteers who work with children have been screened thoroughly and properly. Please be aware that your information will be submitted on a State and FBI level, pending amount of time spent with children. Should you have any questions about the information in this guide please contact James Garrett at 501-216-7295 and

On behalf of the all the Arkansas National Guard children and their families, I thank you for your commitment, generosity, and support of the Arkansas National Guard Child and Youth Program.


Mr. James Garrett, CTR
Child and Youth Program Coordinator
7301 Kansas St
North little Rock, AR 72199
501-212-4077 (Office)
501-216-7295 (Cell)