Our volunteer program is available for any person that is pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. This allows you to become more familiar with the field.
The main duty of a physical therapist volunteer is to observe licensed physical therapists and their interactions with patients. Volunteers should also feel free to ask questions of licensed physical therapists so that they might be better prepared to complete clinical rotations during graduate school.
Volunteers may apply to become technicians who perform and gain experience hands on in the field. Therapy technicians are a key role in a physical therapy clinic. Their role includes cleaning equipment, preparing treatment areas, and assisting patients in moving from station to station. Additionally, those in this role can assist with clerical duties and paperwork—helping organizations in many different therapy settings chug along each day with minimal hold-ups.
Volunteer with Us
Things you need to know:
Volunteer slots are available on a first come first served basis.
To get on the volunteer schedule please call our office at (979)774-9958 to secure availability.
3 different schedules are available following the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Volunteers are permitted one slot per semester only.
Volunteer time slots are only valid for the current semester and will not carry over to the next semester.
Volunteers will be given a lanyard with their name and volunteer status, this lanyard must be worn at all times while volunteering.
Send us and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I park?
There are parking spots located at the back of the primary parking lot. They are along Cross Park Dr.
What do I do on the first day?
On your first day you will be shown by a Technician where to put belongings, where to sign in and what paperwork that needs to be filled out.
What do I need to wear?
We expect you to dress appropriately. You can wear navy or black scrubs, khakis or slacks and business casual shirts. If we feel you are not dressed appropriately you could be asked to leave or go change.
How do I access my hours when I complete my volunteer work?
It is your responsibility to collect your timesheet on your last day and get it signed. To get your hours authorized for PT/PTA school please send a request to email@example.com
Will any of the clinicians write me a recommendation letter for PT/PTA school?
Most clinicians want you to succeed in the field and will not feel comfortable writing a letter of recommendation for someone that has only volunteered here.
Advance Therapy is a proud member of College Station's community.
"Some eighth grade students at Stephen F. Austin Middle School in Bryan are headed to a regional robotics competition.
The Odyssey Academy students from SFA took class out of of the classroom and into the pool at Advanced Therapy Aquatics and Wellness to test their underwater robots.
“It gives them a really abstract challenge. Something you don’t typically do in a middle school setting,” said Parker Knutson, one of their engineering teachers. “They have to do the engineering design process. They have documentation that they keep track of. And they have to build their robots, underwater robots, from scratch–the motors, every aspect of it.”
Those underwater robots, controlled by their young creators, competed in two courses: a speed challenge and a practical skills challenge–all underwater."
Special Olympics Texas is a year-round movement, holding more than 300 competitions annually on area, regional and state levels. Event divisions are based on age, gender and ability level to give athletes an equal chance to win. Each participant receives a medal or ribbon following their events.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The Advance Therapy team took the day off to serve those who protect us. Thank you Bryan PD for all that you do. We at advance therapy are so grateful to give back to these well-deserving individuals!