Volunteer Mentorships at OKOT
We have filled all of our Volunteer Mentorship positions for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, you may still apply for the day/time you are available and we will contact you if mid-year openings occur in that group. Volunteers commit to serving once a week for 2 hours for the whole school year, 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.
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:
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