Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation

Schlegel Villages - NEW

The PAL (Program for Active Living) volunteer will assist the full-time Kinesiologist/Exercise Therapist with individualized and group exercise programming for residents. Programming may include balance, strength, ROM, falls prevention, and specific post operative rehabilitation. There is an opportunity to assist with assessments, and gain experience with clinical documentation. They may also help with team member education/fitness classes, and have the opportunity to analyze falls which occur within the Home. There is an opportunity to work with the Physiotherapy team and Occupational Therapy, as well as learn more about mobility equipment. The student will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a police record check with vulnerable sector prior to starting.

Contact: Christine Hames R.KIN at


Wilson Health Physiotherapy - NEW


Contact: Patricia

Services provided: Wilson Health offers Physiotherapy, Shockwave therapy, Laser Therapy Chiropractic Care, Spinal Decompression, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy and Orthotics

Number of Hours Required: 2-3 hours per week 

Tasks: Provide support and shadow registered Physiotherapist.  Assist with clinic functions.  Learn about and observe a wide variety of injuries and conditional treatments. 


YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Wellness Program

Services provided: The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Wellness Program assists in bridging the health care gap between hospital rehabilitations and available community resources. Our team has specialized training to work with individuals with chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke or those with low mobility. Programs run year round, Monday and Friday from 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30, and Wednesday from 1:15-2:15, excluding holidays.


Tasks: Volunteers are needed to assist wellness members in the completion of our NeuroFit and FitforFunction programs. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with a clinical population after receiving proper training.


The NeuroFit Circuit and Fitness for Function and P.A.C.E. programs were developed to meet the need in the community for those with specific challenges related to an acute neurological event (stroke, spinal cord injury), a degenerative neurological condition (Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis) or those with impaired physical mobility. P.A.C.E. (Parkinson's Assisted Cycling Exercise) individuals need a welcoming and safe place that will encourage them in their journey to become more physically active in order to help manage their conditions.

Tasks: A description of duties and required qualifications.

Contact: Volunteer recruitment will occur twice per year - in January for positions starting in May, and in May for positions starting in September.  During each recruitment cycle, information will be posted here with instructions on how to apply.  Please note that applications will not be accepted outside of these recruitment times.


Health and Performance Centre

Services provided: Diagnosis, rehabilitation, and health promotion services

Number of hours required: Positions are a minimum of 3-5 hours per week

Tasks: Volunteers will be involved in clinical and research experiences, and special events


Contact: Elizabeth Bell at

Number of hours required: Volunteers are required on an 'as-needed' basis. Please contact for available opportunities.



Community Living Cambridge - Sensory Regulation Program

The Sensory Regulation (SR) Program works with adults with Developmental Disabilities in conjunction with an occupational therapist and a specialist on SR. We are looking for Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, and Psychology students willing to learn about our Brain Congruency Program and help us run it. We offer training and hands-on practice. We have been working and achieving amazing progress applying this technique with people within the Autism Spectrum, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and diverse behavioral challenges due to Dual Diagnosis.

Contact: Lourdes Toro, Director of Development and Residential Services with Community Living Cambridge -, 519-623-7490 ext. 2240

Number of hours required: Minimum of 4 hours a week

Tasks: Provide support and direction to individuals and their direct support staff while using the program in consultation with our SR consultant; to ensure safe practices.


Services provided: Chiropractic medicine, independent medical evaluations, physical therapy / rehabilitation, custom orthotic therapy, registered massage therapy, kinesiology.

Contact: Dr. Ed Finoro at

Number of hours required: 3 hours/week up to 3 times a week

Tasks: Volunteer help manage and perform modality treatments, create and supervise exercise, core and stretch programs, assist in Physical demands testing or functional capacity evaluations, and independent medical evaluations. 


Active Conditioning and Performance Rehab

Services offered: Athletic therapy, chiropractic medicine, osteopathy, orthotics, personal training, injury rehabilitation, massage therapy and acupuncture

Contact: 519-780-0536


Services provided: Athletic therapy, physiotherapy

Contact: 519-837-0701


Contact: Erin Grainger at

Required number of hours: 2-3 hrs per week

Tasks: Shadowing Registered Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants for assessments, treatments, hands on application of modalities such as IFC, TENS, paraffin wax, hot and cold packs, supervision of exercise programs, clerical tasks (ie. filing, escorting clients into the clinic, folding laundry).

  • Thank you for your interest in this volunteer opportunity. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Contact: Andy Penner at

Required number of hours: Once a week for 3-4 hours. (Best volunteer hours: Thursdays 3-7 or 4-7)

Tasks: Apply/remove hot and cold packs, use ultrasound, electrical stimulation machines, assist with clinic functioning: bringing patients in, observing/supervising exercise, tidying various clinic areas, laundry, assisting physiotherapists as they request, observing wide variety of injuries and conditions treated - primarily orthopaedic.