A physical therapist helps a patient complete a shoulder strengthening exercise.

Physical therapy volunteer opportunities

Gain valuable experience at TRIA

TRIA is committed to advancing orthopedic and sports medicine. This includes helping future medical professionals develop the skills and experience needed to provide exceptional patient care.

We are proud to offer a limited number of volunteer opportunities to pre-physical therapy undergraduate college students who need to accumulate volunteer hours to apply to a Physical Therapy Doctoral program.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accommodate undergraduate physical therapy internships or shadowing experiences for credit.

Physical therapy volunteer requirements

To qualify for a physical therapy volunteer opportunity at TRIA, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or a graduated pre-physical therapystudent who needs to accumulate hours toward a physical therapy school application.
  • Be able to commit to both of the following: 1) at least 10 weeks of volunteering, and 2) a minimum of 50 total hours. In order for TRIA to verify volunteer hours, you must agree to and fulfill both time requirements.

All volunteers will be required to complete volunteer orientation and a health assessment, as well as undergo a background check prior to starting their first shift.

Examples of volunteer responsibilities

Volunteering with TRIA offers a hands-on look into the operations of an orthopedic department and the daily activities of frontline staff and physical therapists.

As a physical therapy volunteer, you will be responsible for a wide range of duties, including:

  • General clinic cleaning
  • Organizing
  • Assisting frontline staff and physical therapy aides
  • Assisting physical therapists, occasionally

Volunteer schedules include one or more recurring shifts of 4-5 hours per week. Schedules and available shifts may vary throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering and meet the requirements, please complete the physical therapy volunteer application .