Rehabilitative Services Non-employment Opportunities

Non-employment Opportunities

Providing the best care possible to the children we serve in Rehabilitative Services is the result of teamwork between patients, their families, and our staff. The success of this partnership is also made possible through the support of non-employed individuals such as students and volunteers.

Observation/shadowing: An opportunity to observe therapists in a healthcare facility. It is a one-day (maximum of 8 hours) observational experience. This experience does not fulfill any educational, clinical, or internship requirements, nor does it provide any hands-on experience. For details, contact:

Department-specific volunteer: An opportunity to observe therapists and assist with department-specific needs on a regularly scheduled basis. Volunteer hours will be determined based on individual department needs and your availability.  Volunteers may have the opportunity to:

Volunteer hours may be used to fulfill educational requirements (i.e., hours required for application into therapy specialty). For details, contact:

OT/PT student affiliation:  Student affiliations require a contract with Akron Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in completing your affiliation with Akron Children’s, please have your academic fieldwork coordinator contact the appropriate person via email:

Graduate student externship: Graduate student externships require a contract with Akron Children’s Hospital.  If you are interested in completing your externship with Akron Children’s, please have your externship supervisor contact the appropriate person via email:


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