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 5/6/16)

Wait List


Physical Therapy Observation Hours (updated 5/6/16)

Wait List


Summer 2016 OT/PT Observation Hours (updated 5/6/16)

Full.  There are no more hours available for OT/PT in June, July, August.


Fall 2016 OT/PT Observation Hours (updated 5/6/16)

Currently accepting applications for hours beginning in October 2016.



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



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.  Do not submit your application until you have had both ppd screens.  


If you volunteer between October 1, 2016- March  31, 2017 you will be required to receive a seasonal flu shot.  The newest vaccination  should be available in September. You DO NOT have to get the vaccination before you turn your paperwork in.


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