The Fieldwork experience at SPOTS is comprehensive, challenging, dynamic and rewarding. Students are assigned one or two primary supervisors, but will be expected to work directly with therapists other than the primary supervisor to complete a full caseload.

Fieldwork

Purpose of Fieldwork:

Fieldwork (FW) education is a crucial part of professional preparation. Fieldwork experiences should provide the student with the opportunity to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision of a qualified occupational therapy practitioner (Acote 2011).

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at SPOTS, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Nicole Ross MS, OTR/L at nicole.r@spotsot.com. Volunteers are interviewed throughout the year. Those chosen as part of our volunteer program are placed in specific areas of the practice and assigned roles with a supervisor.

Typically, we provide volunteer opportunities for students who are interested in a career in occupational therapy and must complete volunteer hours as part of most university admissions process into the occupational therapy curriculum.

Volunteers are also selected to assist our office manager in administrative functions. These volunteers are assigned receptionist and other office management duties.

We also choose volunteers to assist in our summer camp experiences to work along side of trained therapists with children who need to acquire particular skills and gain improved sensory-regulatory and social behaviors. Our process is selective. A successful interview is a prerequisite and all volunteers bring a specific interest and talent to enrich the experience for our campers. For more information regarding camp please visit our Summer Camp tab.

If you are interested in volunteering at SPOTS camp Brooklyn please contact: michele.r@spotsot.com

If you are interested in volunteering at SPOTS camp Manhattan please contact: soraya.c@spotsot.com