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Frequently asked questions

  • What do I need to do to become a Courage Kenny volunteer?

    • You must be at least 16 years old
    • agree to a background check
    • attend new volunteer orientation
    • schedule a placement interview
    • complete site and service-specific training(s)

    Types of volunteer opportunities
    Opportunities range from occupational and physical therapy and guest services, to support groups and adaptive sports and recreation.   

    Special events
    Short-term projects and one-time volunteer experiences such as adaptive sport tournaments, and fundraising galas and celebrations are also offered. If you or an organization you represent are interested, contact to be added to our special events email list.

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is an active teaching institution. Many students from Midwest universities and colleges complete a volunteer internship for educational credit.

    Wheelchair sportsHow much time is required to volunteer?

    Your time commitment will vary. In general, we expect a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours weekly for at least three months. We also offer opportunities for placement into ongoing, long-term assignments.  

      What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

      • skill building and training opportunities
      • personal and professional networking
      • free parking at site of volunteer assignment
      • formal and informal recognition
      • flexible schedules and more

      For more information contact:

      Northland (Duluth): 218-726-4763 ext. 3

      St. Croix (Stillwater)/East metro area:, 651-241-3370

      Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area:, 612-775-2728

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