Volunteer at Vanderbilt / Physical/Occupational Therapy Volunteers / Multi-Step Process for Physical/Occupational Therapy

Multi-Step Process for Physical/Occupational Therapy

Step One

Apply Online.  Our application window for the spring/summer session is closed.  Please check back after Wednesday, July 31 for information on our fall program.

Step Two

After your application is reviewed and accepted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to attend a mandatory Onboarding Completion (fall date will be in September).  You will need to visit our office sometime between the hours of 9a-3p to start the onboarding process.

Step Three

Complete the background check release form. Volunteering at the Hospital & Clinics is contingent upon a completed background check. You will receive via e-mail the link and instructions for completing a Verified Persons background check.

Step Four

Obtain the required immunizations.

Step Five

Complete our Online Volunteer Orientation & Training. This training is developed to provide you with overall, broad-based knowledge about volunteering in a hospital and clinical setting. It includes education about emergency situations and how to respond to them. We also offer compliance training that covers the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protecting patient privacy, among other topics. You will be signed up for this training during the Onboard Process Completion day.

Step Six

Complete the unit-specific training. This training is developed for your specific volunteer placement and may be done in a group or one-on-one setting.