Exploring the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Experience & Opportunities

By arhospice on May 4th, 2022


Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities seeking to volunteer with Arkansas Hospice.


Engage with your questions and comments.

Your questions and comments prompted by this event can be addressed by our panelists by sending an email to contactus@arkansashospice.org


Meet Your Panelists

Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Linda Bateman from Pine Bluff as she discusses her personal experience with being a volunteer coordinator with Arkansas Hospice, community leader, and her professional views on the disparity of end-of-life healthcare trends for African Americans and the volunteering opportunities for African Americans to make a difference.


Kyle L. Jones

Kyle L. Jones is an ordained Baptist minister and currently serves as coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, Inc. where he focuses on multicultural outreach along with issues of diversity and inclusion. He holds degrees from Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with emphases in Political Science and Higher Education, respectively. Rev. Jones holds several organizational memberships and serves on various boards. He is a proud brother of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Vice President of the Clark County (AR) branch of the NAACP, and for the past three years Rev. Jones has served as the proud Pastor of the Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott, AR.

Pastor Jones has been married to his beautiful wife, LaQuita K. Jones (Principal of Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern, AR) for nearly sixteen years. They share three beautiful children.

Linda Bateman

Linda is the volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice in the Pine Bluff & Monticello areas. She is also the executive director for YouthPartners, a non-profit that’s an affiliate of United Way Southeast Arkansas – where she manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Jefferson County and the SOS (Students with Opportunities to Soar) program, and has a rich history of community leadership.

Linda graduated from Pine Bluff High School and she’s a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff – graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.                   

When Linda began working at Arkansas Hospice in 2011, she noticed the disparity among African Americans using hospice care.  She learned that people knew very little about hospice care and what it means unless they had personally experienced it. She learned this first-hand when her family was referred to hospice care for her mom.  Linda now takes advantage of any opportunity to educate others on hospice by sharing her story, desiring to help others despite the myths.

Linda has one daughter Alindria Carroll-Jordan. Alindria and her husband Orlando are parents to four children: Ava, Landon, Olivia, and Octavius. 


This event is presented by Arkansas Hospice, and is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Hillman Foundation.

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