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 (updated 4/5/16)

Wait List


Physical Therapy Observation Hours (updated 4/5/16)

Wait List


Summer 2016 OT/PT Observation Hours (updated 4/11/16)

Applications are being accepted, but hours cannot be guaranteed. Inpatient hours for PT/OT are full through July.   Depending on location, some outpatient hours may be available.



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

Jamie McAviney / Foundation

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

61 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Pomona, NJ  08240



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.  Volunteers must also receive and show documentation of a seasonal flu vaccine, which is available at any CVS, Walmart, etc.   Do not submit your application until you have had both ppd screens and a 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


We are looking for volunteers and former patients to participate in some of our monthly committees, such as Safety Committee and Performance Improvement Council.  Call (609) 748-5250 to learn more.