Volunteer/ Observation Hours

Bacharach welcomes students who are enrolled in college and need PT or OT observation hours in order to apply to graduate school. However, openings are limited.

Please read all the instructions and plan accordingly. There is frequently a wait list for observation hours and it takes approximately 2 weeks to get your required PPD screenings.


Occupational Therapy Observation Hours 

inpatient hours- wait list 10/7/16

outpatient hours- wait list 10/7/16


Physical Therapy Observation Hours 

inpatient hours- wait list  10/7/16

outpatient hours- availability



To get on the list and be considered for observation hours complete the forms below and mail or scan to:

Jamie Hoagland-McAviney / Foundation

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

61 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Pomona, NJ  08240



*Please note that Bacharach’s server is currently not accepting any communications from a gmail address. Please send emails from another account.


Demographic Form (pdf)

Health Form (pdf)


Bring the health form to your doctor.  New Jersey requires a 2-step Tuberculine screen (also known as a ppd) for anyone volunteering in a healthcare setting.  The second test may be performed between 1 and 3 weeks after the first screen.  If you had a single screen within the past 12 months, you just need 1 more screen, but documentation for both are required.  You are also required to show documentation that you received the latest seasonal flu vaccination.   If you received a flu shot last spring, you will have to get it again.  Do not submit your application until you have had both ppd screens and a recent flu shot.  



Call Jamie (609) 748-5250 with any questions.


If you need speech observation hours please contact Jane Hocker, MA CCC-SLP.

Phone: 609-652-7000 ext. 6850

Email: jhocker@bacharach.org