Volunteer with the Academy

CAPP Course Lab Assistant Volunteer (Unpaid)

Type: Online/In-Person

Time Commitment: Depends on course duration

Travel Required: Yes

Paid: No

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This position has been created as an avenue for volunteerism within the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy CAPP education coursework. The position may also provide an entry point for the volunteer if they are interested in serving on an Education Committee or as a Professional Lab Assistant in the future.


The Lab Assistant Volunteer is appointed by the Lab Assistant Coordinator, with recommendation from the CAPP Committee Chairs and Members, Course Instructors, and Lab Assistants. They must apply Appointees must be licensed physical therapists and be Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) members in good standing for 1 year and 1 year of clinical experience prior to the appointment. Appointees must have completed the course for which they are volunteering or be a CAPP Committee member that oversees that course.


There is no honorarium or reimbursement payment associated with the Lab Assistant Volunteer role, nor is the travel and per diem covered for Lab Assistant Volunteers.  Volunteers must be section members and must have completed the course for which they are volunteering or be in training as a committee member of the CAPP Committees.


The Lab Assistant Volunteer will be evaluated by the Course Instructors and Professional Lab Assistants for feedback on their performance. This process enables the volunteer to develop their skills in a supportive environment. All feedback will be given verbally during the course and on the Lab Assistant Volunteer Evaluation form.



Lab Assistant Volunteers are expected to complete the responsibilities of the position which they have accepted with integrity, good judgment, and confidentiality. Failure to fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description will result in dismissal by the Lab Assistant Coordinator.


  • Report to the Lab Assistant Coordinator
  • Consult with the CAPP Course Instructors as necessary.
  • Participate in live and telephone conference meetings that the Lab Assistant Coordinator and/or Instructors request.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the course.
  • Remain at the course through its duration.
  • Provide assistance to Instructors and Lab Assistant Coordinator as requested.
  • Be responsible for oversight of the APTA Pelvic Health table/booth during the course.
  • Arrange, promote, and answer questions about APTA Pelvic Health
  • Promote active APTA Pelvic Health volunteer involvement and membership and additional duties as requested onsite.


  • To be considered for the volunteer appointment, the candidate must provide a Curriculum Vitae to the Lab Assistant Coordinator along with the title and dates of the course for which they seek to volunteer.
  • If the lab assistant volunteer is unable to perform their duties,they must notify the Academy (3) weeks prior to the date of the course. Only one lab assistant volunteer is permitted per course.


  • This is a volunteer opportunity within the area of education for the APTA Pelvic Health.The Lab Assistant Volunteer will qualify for CEU credit for their participation in each course for which they volunteer. The post course test will need to be completed for CEU credit. As state physical therapy license rules vary, APTA Pelvic Health makes no guarantee that all states will recognize CEU for lab assisting.