The Inpatient settings are located on the Orthopedics and Neurology floors and are open to returning volunteers. Activities include running errands, changing linens, cleaning equipment, transferring patients, making hot/cold packs, cutting and wrapping therabands, helping patients with exercises, and any other needs of the physical therapist and/or patient. There is a lot of patient and therapist interaction involved. Volunteers must be friendly and outgoing. Volunteers also must be reliable and be able to take direction as well as work independently.
Volunteers must be friendly and outgoing. Volunteers also must be reliable and be able to take direction as well as work independently.
All college student volunteers are required to attend a unit specific training after being placed in Rehabilitation Therapies. During small group orientation, students will meet with each unit’s Physical Therapy Student Volunteer Supervisor (SVS), participate in a unit tour, and receive instruction on the daily tasks performed by volunteers. Outpatient PT’s SVS is Amy Little, Sports Medicine’s SVS is Jon Lueth, and Inpatient PT’s SVS is Wendy Craft.
The dress code for this unit is a Volunteer Services polo, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts are available for purchase at Wild Rose Gifts (Main Entrance Lobby) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must follow the professional appearance policy, which includes wearing the volunteer badge at all times.
Outpatient: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sports Medicine: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inpatient: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
College student volunteers are expected to volunteer 3 hours per week in Outpatient and Sports Med and 2 hours per week in inpatient.
Areas of Study Best Suited
Students who are interested in pursuing health care profession; pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-dentistry, nursing, etc., are best suited for this unit.