LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) When people retire, they often find themselves bored. Some take up part-time jobs, babysit grandkids, or volunteer.
Steve Floyd, 65, hung up his suit and found his next calling. "I started as a teacher and became an elementary school principal and became superintendent at Lakeside Schools," says Floyd.
Before retiring, this 65-year-old grandpa also served as deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
"I've always enjoyed kids and when I was in college I worked in camp situations with children," says Floyd.
Now that he's retired, he's still chasing kids three hours a week at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
"When I'm holding some of these children, it might be the only time I will see them," says Floyd.
For the past two years, the former teacher and college administrator has been volunteering with infants at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He gives parents like Chasity Gibson a break.
"The volunteer kept him and I was able to go eat breakfast otherwise I wouldn't have had that help," says Gibson.
He got involved after Arkansas Children's Hospital treated his granddaughter and after reading an inspirational news story.
"I saw a man working here and I thought, I've thought about doing volunteer work here," says Floyd.
The volunteer assistant director says they have 300 volunteers and are always looking for more. You can work with babies or kids of all ages. For example, some volunteers help teenagers with their homework.
Arkansas has several organizations looking for volunteers, too. Here's a short list we've compiled: The Arkansas Foodbank Network, Arkansas Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, and Lighthouse for the Blind.