Hi Students!

Volunteering & Observing at OKOT

We currently need a volunteer to start in early April on MONDAYS in Berkeley and WEDNESDAYS in Oakland, 3:15-5:15pm until June.  Prior experience working with children is required.  If you have a playful spirit and want to work with some incredible OTs in the great outdoors, apply today!

If our available openings don't work for you, you can sign up below to receive first notice when we have future openings for volunteer and paid positions.  Please note: We currently do not offer fieldwork placements for OT students.  Due to the increasing number of requests we receive, we cannot answer individual emails or requests to observe our groups.  Thank you for understanding! :)

Questions about Occupational Therapy?

We wholeheartedly support you in pursuing OT as a profession and in your early career endeavors!  Since we can’t respond to individual emails, we’ve tried to compile a list of recommended resources here based on frequently asked questions from pre-OT students.

For those of you considering OT as a career, there are some excellent resources available online to answer almost any question you would have. Here are some that we highly recommend:

American Occupational Therapy Association website- Considering an OT career? https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Considering-OT-Career.aspx

MamaOT blog-  Resources for Prospective Students (including an E-book):     http://mamaot.com/for-prospective-students/

And here's a fun news piece NPR did about occupational therapy and our job security...since we can't be replaced by robots or technology!  https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/04132017