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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 ckrivolunteerservice@allina.com to be added to our special events email list.

    Internships
    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): Elizabeth.Albrecht2@allina.com 218-726-4763 ext. 3

      St. Croix (Stillwater)/East metro area: lisa.gacek@allina.com, 651-241-3370

      Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area: CKRIvolunteerservice@allina.com, 612-775-2728

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