Observe and learn how an OT works in three settings: in-patient, out-patient and long-term care. I helped collect and put equipment away. I also was an extra spotter for patients who were unstable walkers, and also carried oxygen tanks for others.
The workers all made me feel a part of the hospital and nursing home. The therapists were all very down-to-earth people and they really taught me a lot about acute and long-term rehab.
I completed physical labor around the park office and on the trails, assisted in maintaining a clean volunteer living area, and shared information with visiting tourists.
This Field Period provided many "firsts" for me. I was able to learn about life in a completely new environment, and it was my first time on a plane and being out of country. I met other volunteers from all over, and was able to see wildlife that I've only seen in zoos prior to this experience.