TheraTree contributes to the community by accepting students at the following levels to learn about pediatric therapy and contribute to the organization and Owensboro Community:
TheraTree's Volunteer Program is designed for individual's to gain experience within the various divisions of our company.
Individuals looking to contribute to the Owensboro community are also idea candidates for this program. At this level of interaction, volunteers accepted observe skilled treatment sessions (with client parent permission), interact with clients at the discretion of the therapy provider, and may compete additional tasks within the volunteer such as cleaning, copying, shredding etc. Volunteer opportunities also include assistance with our events, assistance with administrative duties (great for future resumes), and direct interactions with the families and patients we serve to enhance their experience.
Collegiate programs typically will require a set number of observation hours and additional associated paperwork as part of their collegiate program application process. College students completing per-requisites to enter therapy programs are ideal candidates for the Volunteer Program. TheraTree does not accept observers outside of the volunteer program. Students wishing to complete observation hours through TheraTree must apply for the volunteer program to get observation hours.
High School Students
High school students considering going to college to study occupational, speech, or phsycial therapy are also ideal candidates for the Volunteer Program. Students get to participate in therapy sessions and find out if a career in therapy is something they're interested in.
Middle & Elementary School Students
Middle and Elementary schools student are also candidates for the Volunteer program. These students are under the direct supervision of an adult while volunteering. Their tasks are suited to their abilities. Individuals served by TheraTree have the opportunity to volunteer too! Volunteering is an excellent compliment to the life skills addressed in therapy. Volunteers will have the opportunity to refine their skills in a supportive and fun environment. Ask your therapy provider for a recommendation!
Questions may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org