Looking for an enjoyable way to help your community? Join the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital volunteers! You can use your communication and professional skills or fulfill school requirements. Approximately 250 people from across the Delaware Valley enjoy the positive experience of volunteering at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Our volunteers are working professionals and retirees from all walks of life, as well as parents, grandparents and students.
Our volunteers are crucial in supporting Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s mission to serve individuals and their families whose lives can be enhanced through physical or cognitive rehabilitation. Through the generous gift of time, talent and personal interests, our volunteers supplement the work of staff members by offering many special services.
We offer you 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 right fit for you to support the recovery needs of others.
A variety of programs and departments that keep Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital responsive to patients needs often need an extra set of hands—your hands. Some of these administrative activities include copying, faxing, filing, laminating, and collating of documents, and answering phones.
Sort through donor responses and help initiate mass donor mailings.
Direct patients and visitors to their desired location, deliver flowers to patients and escort patients to therapy if support or guidance is needed.
Daily inventory support and restocking of cafeteria items; help with data entry.
Sort through and categorize donated books for Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s leisure library; replenish as required.
Filing and special projects as needed.
The Art Ability Program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers a unique and accessible venue for artists with disabilities to display and sell their work. The Program relies on the help of our dedicated volunteers to help ensure the success of the program by helping to hang the art and with clerical tasks. There are many opportunities to get involved in Art Ability depending on your interests and time. Volunteers are welcomed at both the Committee level and on an as needed basis.
Bryn Mawr Gift Shop
More than just a store, the Hospital gift shop is also an important opportunity for patient therapy. Our therapists assist patients, to visit the Gift Shop and incorporate therapy time to re-learn important skills—with the generous help of volunteers. The shop operates seven days a week.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Volunteer
The Volunteer Association of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital assists the Hospital by supporting its programs and initiatives through its fundraising efforts. The Volunteer Association’s fundraising activities here provided support for various programs at the hospital, including Project Search, and the acquisition of physical therapy equipment. Volunteers are welcomed as both the Committee Chairs, the Board level and on an as needed basis.
This award-winning program, developed and sponsored by Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, brings students and community members face to face with first-hand accounts from survivors of motor vehicle accidents that happened because someone was driving recklessly, driving while distracted, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Some of our speakers are unable to drive for various reasons and they require a volunteer driver to transport them to and from the speaking engagements. The messages that our speakers provide the community are powerful, but we cannot provide this valuable message unless they are able to get to the speaking engagement. The driver’s will have an annual vehicle clearance. The presentations can be throughout Pa., N.J. and Del.; some in the early morning and some in the evening. Volunteers also support the program by assisting with readying materials for presentations.
Our Horticultural Center includes a green house, pond, gazebo and outdoor gardens. It is a wonderful place where patients receive therapy working with plants and flowers. Patients develop skills in cultivating plants, creating flower arrangements, and growing and selling fresh flowers. Our volunteers help in all of these areas, as well as in transporting patients to the Center.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital uses more than a dozen dogs as effective assistants for our therapists. All dogs must be certified by a recognized Pet Therapy Certification program. Certified dogs at BMRH may become involved in a structured therapy session with a therapist and a group of patients, and/or may visit patients by walking through the hospital, spreading comfort and cheer. 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.
Shadowing opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines for college students interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Assignments are issued on a monthly basis. Each opportunity is handled on an individual basis. For more information on the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Shadowing Program, please contact the Volunteer Department at 484.596.5599.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the appropriate application below and return it to:
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Department
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Once your application and letters of recommendation are received, you will be contacted for an appointment which includes a tour of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital and orientation materials.
All Volunteers are required to:
As a benefit, our volunteers can enjoy the therapeutic waters of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s heated pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00–9:00 am, physician’s clearance required.
For additional information please contact the Volunteer Department at 484.596.5599.
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