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At Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation, our goal is to restore a patient’s quality of life. As a volunteer or someone who shadows our team, you help us achieve that goal while gaining important skills and learning more about rehabilitation.

Volunteers like you come from all over our region, providing vital support for our patients and care team. Our shadowing program has helped hundreds of students learn about working in rehabilitation and determine if it's the right career path for them.

Volunteering with Carolinas Rehabilitation


Our volunteering program is for students (age 15 and above) and adults who wish to give back to their community and learn more about rehabilitation. Common volunteer activities include:

  • Front desk support, welcoming and supporting guests when they arrive.
  • Baking cookies and delivering them to the nursing station for the nurses to share with patients.
  • Helping our team and patients during physical, occupational and speech therapies.
  • Gym support, assisting with some group exercise activities or helping restock supplies.
  • Supporting patients one-on-one, by doing things like refilling water, talking to patients or reading to them.

We ask our volunteers to commit 100 hours to us each year. We also allow high school and college students to volunteer during the summers, with a fewer hours required.

We also have opportunities for specialized volunteers including:

  • Assisting with pet therapy: Where volunteers bring their trained and certified animal to help patients relieve stress and boost morale. This position requires a license through an accredited organization.
  • Peer mentoring: We invite former patients to support patients going through similar injuries or illnesses.

Shadowing with Carolinas Rehabilitation


Our shadowing program invites high school and college students to follow therapists and nurses on the job, to get a sense of what it's like to work in rehabilitation. We’ll help you learn about various areas of rehabilitation and decide if it's the right career for you. Students can shadow for a maximum of 16 hours per year.

How to Sign Up


Sign up to volunteer or shadow by filling out the forms below. We require all volunteers and shadows to take a TB test and get a flu shot during the flu season. We look forward to seeing your application!

Questions? Contact us at 704-355-2690

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