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We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

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Volunteer at RIM

At Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM), volunteers make a tremendous impact on patients, their recovery and the overall experience of undergoing rehab at RIM.

If you think you might be a good fit for our volunteer program, please apply using the application below or contact Shannon Higdon with questions

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age requirement: You must be at least 15-years-old
  • Time commitment:
    • We ask for a weekly commitment of at least three hours per week
    • We prefer volunteers perform 100 hours of service consecutively
    • These requests result in a volunteer period that is approximately two semesters or eight months
  • Time of year:
    • Volunteers are needed year-round
    • Summer-only opportunities are available but are limited and require a commitment of at least six hours a week for a minimum of 50 hours of consecutive service. We begin accepting applications for summer volunteering in March

Accepted applicants must complete:

  • An interview, during which we will discuss your interests and skills and will explain the medical screening and orientation processes
  • A basic health screening and TB clearance
  • A two-hour orientation session

Placement options

Placements are based on interests, abilities, time availability and the current needs of RIM.


How To Become a Volunteer

  1. Click here to complete the online Volunteer Application Form
  2. Make a copy of your photo ID
  3. Choose one personal reference to write a letter of recommendation.
    • This person:
      • Cannot be a family member
      • Can be an employer, professional or church affiliation, teacher, etc.
  4. Send a copy of your photo ID and reference letter to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan one of three ways:
    • Email:
    • Fax: (313) 745-6902
    • Mail to:
      Shannon Higdon
      Volunteer Services
      Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
      261 Mack Ave., Room 569
      Detroit, MI 48201