Volunteer Mentorships at OKOT
Applications for Volunteer Mentorship positions for the 2019-2020 school year are now open. Volunteers commit to serving once a week for 2 hours, with regular breaks for holidays. (And we know people have lives and missing a day or two is okay!) Please note: Saturday groups meet only 3- and sometimes only 2- weekends per month to allow for travel and holidays.
Clicking below will take you to our registration platform (Campdoc) where you will enter your email and a password to create an account and then “register” for a group. Due to the number of applications we receive, we do not hold interviews, so please fill out your application thoughtfully and thoroughly, as it is the only way we get to know you before offering positions!
Thursday 3:15pm-5:15pm in Oakland- 1-2 spots
Other days may come available during the school year, and we appreciate having a waiting list of volunteers to easily fill openings! Please feel free to apply for any day you' are available if you are interested, and we will contact you when a spot comes available. Other groups are Mondays in Berkeley, Tuesdays in Oakland, and Saturday afternoons.
Due to the limited number of groups we run, we are not able to offer fieldwork placements for OT students.
Due to the increasing number of inquiries we receive, we cannot respond to individual emails, phone calls, or requests to observe our groups. Thank you for understanding!
If you're not ready to volunteer but are interested in being notified about future volunteer opportunities, please join our email list and we'll be in touch when new opportunities arise:
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:
Sarah Lyon’s article at OT Potential is the best resource on the entire internet about: How to Become an Occupational Therapist
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