Volunteers & Interns
Volunteers & Interns
KADEP appreciates the time and dedication volunteers offer our clients and our program. Volunteers and interns are essential in every facet of our operation, from assisting with clerical duties and facilitating activity groups, to partnering participants in the Hydrotherapy program.
Volunteer opportunities include:
We welcome your ideas and input.
To learn more about volunteering at KADEP, please contact Claire Hickey at 303-433-6887 x130 or Kyle McIntosh at 303-433-6887 x129.
Recreational Therapy Student Internships
Come complete your formal education process in Colorado, working in a model Specialized Adult Day program for younger adults with neurological disabilities. The program offers a thorough and challenging experience for student interns interested in experiencing a clinical model, community based program. The program is directed by NCTRC certified recreational therapists. The program operates weekdays, so your evenings and weekends are free to enjoy the abundant opportunities Colorado provides.
Donna Lozano, MEd, CTRS, Internship Coordinator, 303-433-6887 x116,
Purpose of the KADEP Therapeutic Recreation Internship
The Therapeutic Recreation Internship benefits the student, the profession, KADEP, and the program participants. For the student, this benefit lies in the opportunity to have practical experience in a setting which is providing established professional therapeutic recreation services. The internship experience is designed to correspond to the student's educational level, previous experience and professional goals. The internship augments formal classroom learning experiences and provides an opportunity for the student to apply theory and practical skills. The student experience is also designed to develop entry level competencies for a therapeutic recreation service position.
Goals of the Rocky Mountain MS Center KADEP Student Internship Program
Any students interested in an internship at KADEP should submit the following information to be considered:
The internship coordinator will set up an interview by phone or in person with qualified candidates. Potential interns must have completed their core Therapeutic Recreation courses with a minimum of a 3.0 grade-point average in those courses. Qualified candidates must also meet all other eligibility requirements to sit for certification with NCTRC.
The internship coordinator will notify the selected students at least 8 weeks prior to the start date of the internship. Prior to the actual start date, all contracts must be completed and signed by all parties. Additionally, the student must provide evidence of the following:
Therapeutic Recreation Internship Sessions
(slight changes possible subject to annual calendar)