Student Volunteer Programs at Mary Free Bed
Volunteering and Observation
High School Students
Volunteering - College Students
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has a limited number of volunteer positions for college students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, speech language pathology, recreation therapy, radiology, or occupational therapy. Students will have the opportunity to observe therapists, and maintain the cleanliness of therapy areas. Student volunteers can observe professionals in the following areas: inpatient adult, outpatient pediatrics, and outpatient adult.
Things to Know
College students must be able to commit to at least one 12-week session.
College students must be able to commit to one shift per week.
Shifts are typically 3 hours long.
Limited weekend shifts are available.
The earliest volunteer shift begins at 8am-12pm and the latest shift offered is 4pm - 7pm.
Volunteers are not assigned one-to-one to a therapist.
Reference letter and graduate school form completion is not considered, unless a student has finished two consecutive volunteer sessions. While Mary Free Bed staff isn't obligated to complete graduate forms or write reference letters, the appropriate hospital staff member will happily complete these documents should a student's efforts warrant. It's the student's obligation to let the therapists know they are interested in having letters and/or forms completed.
Please e-mail your name and area of interest to email@example.com, and your name will be added to our waiting list.
Career Seminar - High School and College Students
Mary Free Bed's Career Seminar Program is for high school and college students interested in healthcare. Participants can expect to learn about speech language pathology, orthotics and prosthetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, psychology, and nursing.
Students will receive information on schooling requirements, potential salary expectations, and a typical day’s routine. Job shadowing opportunities are offered on a limited basis, and students must attend a career seminar before signing up for job shadowing opportunities.
Career Seminars Dates
June 18, 2014
September 24, 2014
November 19, 2014
Seats are limited and reservations are required. The topics presented are subject to staff availability.
For more career seminar information or to reserve a spot, call Mary Free Bed's Volunteer Services at 616.493.9752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.