Looking for an enjoyable way to help your community? Join the Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital volunteers!
Join Our Volunteer Family
Enjoy helping others? Want to meet new friends? Have a few
hours a week to spare? Join the growing family of volunteers at
the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital!
Approximately 150 men, women and teens from throughout the local
community enjoy the positive experience of volunteering at Bryn Mawr
Rehab Hospital. Our volunteers are students, parents and
grandparents, working professionals and retirees from all walks of life.
Friendships and Rewards
Volunteering at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is rewarding, enjoyable and a
great way to meet other people. Because patients can stay at Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital for up to six months, strong bonds are formed
between volunteers, patients and staff. Many of our volunteers have
formed lasting friendships that they enjoy both inside and outside the
Each year, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital shows its appreciation for volunteer
efforts by hosting a special volunteer luncheon featuring guest speakers
and awards for years of volunteer service.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers a number of unique volunteer
opportunities, covering a wide range of patient-assistance and
administrative needs. So whatever your interests, talents or skills we
can find the fit that works for you. These opportunities include:
Pet-Assisted Therapy - Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital uses
more than a dozen dogs as effective assistants for our therapists.
If you have a dog you feel could help a therapist motivate patients to
higher achievement, this might be an excellent opportunity for you. We
can arrange an interview and training for you and your pet.
Horticultural Center - Our Horticultural Center,
including a green house, pond, gazebo and outdoor gardens, is a
wonderful place where patients receive occupational therapy working with
plants and flowers. Patients develop skills in planting seeds,
cultivating plants, creating flower arrangements, and growing and
selling fresh flowers and seasonal items. Our volunteers help in
all of these areas, as well as in transporting patients.
Aquatic Program - Water therapy is an important and
enjoyable activity for many of our patients. Our volunteers can
enjoy the water right along with our patients, while providing
assistance. Additionally, our pool is open to volunteers for
swimming every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 - 9 a.m.
Concert Series - Every weekend, Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital presents a concert program for patients. This musical
program is enjoyed by all, but presents a challenge in transporting
patients to the concert area in the patient dining room. Music-loving
volunteers are needed to help us make these events accessible for all
Gift Shop - More than just a store, the Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital Gift Shop is also an important opportunity for patient
therapy. Patients, many of them stroke victims, use their time in
the shop to re-learn important skills - with the generous help of
volunteers. The shop operates seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 7
Performers – We welcome volunteers with musical talents
to perform for our patients during lunch (12 noon – 1 p.m.) and dinner
(5 – 6 p.m.). Show tunes playing in the background is a great way
for the patients to relax after a long day of therapy. There is a piano
available in the Patient Dining Room; however you are welcome to bring
your own instrument.
And More – In addition to these opportunities,
volunteers are needed in many other capacities. Whatever your interests,
we can find a place that benefits you and our patients.
Anyone aged 14 and up can volunteer at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.
Our Junior Volunteers Program is available to teenagers, and offers
limited opportunities for helping out after school. Teenagers are
asked to commit to a two-hour shift at least one day a week.
Adult volunteers are asked to commit to a three hour shift, at least one
day a week.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, you will need to fill out
an application, sign a confidentiality agreement, have a negative
tuberculosis test, undergo a background check and provide two
references. Additionally, we ask that you fill in a job
description indicating what kind of work you would enjoy doing at the
Once your application is received, we will arrange a personal interview
so that we can answer your questions, and become more familiar with your
interests and availability.
For additional information please call our Volunteer Department
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.