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 [email protected]

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:

  • Via email, we'll 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: [email protected]
    • Fax: (313) 745-9064
    • Mail to:
      Shannon Higdon
      Volunteer Services
      Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
      261 Mack Ave., Room 233
      Detroit, MI 48201