REHAB recognizes crucial work by volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Sponsored by REHAB Hospital of the Pacific

April 7-13th is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate REHAB Hospital of the Pacific is honoring the valuable volunteers that bring their dedication, spirit of giving, and passion for helping others. Whether it’s supporting hospital operations, assisting with inpatient and outpatient care, or exploring options for a healthcare career, REHAB volunteers continue to contribute their time and talents.

There are many volunteer opportunities at REHAB. People can support its hospital operations at the gift shop, as a greeter, or by taking on general clerical and administrative duties. There are opportunities for people to support inpatient and outpatient care by  assisting with the needs of the therapy staff, cleaning equipment and treatment areas, playing games or interacting with patients, and support the Creative Arts Program. REHAB also has opportunities for people to support its patients with animal assisted therapy, entertainment, and art instruction.

Al Kurano fell in love with REHAB’s mission of caring for patients and helping people rebuild their lives. She was a part-time employee in 1991, helping the social services team with patients. After retirement, she knew she wanted to help others and came back as a volunteer.

Benefits of Being REHAB Volunteer:
Give back to the community
Help transform and rebuild lives
Fulfill professional education requirements
Meet new people
Explore options for a career in healthcare
Meal allowance and parking

To become a REHAB volunteer, go to and find the Volunteer page to complete a form. Those interested can also call to 566-3471 or email

About REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB)
For 65 years, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific has been dedicated to rebuilding lives.  As the only comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital in Hawaii, REHAB has been providing exemplary care to those with physical and cognitive disabilities, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries, empowering patients to reach optimal health and independence.

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