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Volunteers help in all aspects of our research. Our volunteer program runs on an "up front investment". The more time & energy you spend, demonstrating a desire to work and learn, the more time & energy we will re-invest in you. The work includes treadmilling, underwater treadmilling, handwalking, administering treatments, and surgery. Volunteers participate in all activities up to the skill level that we feel you are capable. Training and supervision are provided during each task, allowing everyone the opportunity to increase their abilities. Many ORC volunteers have gone on to become student technical employees. 
Volunteer Program

Applicants

 
The Orthopaedic Research Center (ORC) has a competitive volunteer program. Each semester five positions are available to the most qualified applicants. An informational meeting and interviews are held at the end of each semester for the upcoming term. The candidates that we are looking for are extremely well rounded. We use the scholar, athlete, leader mentality.
 
Scholar - Demonstrates a solid base of education necessary to be successful.
 
Athlete - Demonstrates an ability to work with others and physical endurance to work with horses and endure long days.
 
Leader - Demonstrates the ability to take charge and work with limited guidance.
 
Volunteers will be evaluated throughout the semester and the end will be either asked to stay on for the next semester or offered the opportunity to re-interview. Applications are only available at the informational meeting. Please bring a resume and current course schedule to interviews.

Requirements

  1. Complete a radiation safety course within 2 weeks of starting.
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  3. Maintain a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per month.
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  5. Carry your own personal health insurance.

How to Apply

The Orthopaedic Research Center accepts new volunteers every semester.
 
For more information, or to submit a resume electronically, contact . Applications will only be accepted until positions are filled.
Contact Us:
​1678 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1678

Phone:
​(970) 297-4165

Fax:
​(970) 297-4138