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 PPD screenings.


Occupational Therapy Observation Hours (updated 11/11/15)

6 students on wait list


Physical Therapy Observation Hours (updated 11/11/15)

Hours are currently available


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

Jamie Hoagland/ Foundation

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

61 West Jimmie Leeds Road

Pomona, NJ  08240



Print out and complete the demographic form and the health form:

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.  You may document a screen you have had within the past 12 months in which case you just need the second screen.  Your application is not complete until you have had 2 screens. The second test may be performed between 1 and 3 weeks after the first screen.  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 (609) 748-5250 with any questions.