I heard about the clinic by word of mouth. A classmate or fellow Anatomy TA highly recommended this MS clinic as a great volunteer opportunity and good place to get more experience in the PT profession. My primary application of the accumulating volunteer hours are for strengthening my applications to PT schools. However, after working at the clinic for almost a year, the reason I keep coming back is because of the close relationships I have formed with the MS patients. I believe also in the purpose and vision of the MS clinic and I wanted to help. My primary responsibilities have been assisting patients with exercises and stretches and general cleaning and upkeep of the clinic and equipment.
I have loved volunteering at the clinic every week. It is so much more than a box to check on my to-do list. It is a very real opportunity to quite literally ‘lift up the hands that hand down and strengthen the feeble knees.’ I treasure the relationships in this clinic that have blossomed over the months. It feels like family now. Bet and Natisha have taken me under their wings and taught me so much! Volunteering at the CRC is a unique experience because the volunteers are allowed to do a large range of hands-on therapy and stretches. I highly recommend this volunteer opportunity to anyone with interest.