Adult Day Services

Student Opportunities at Adult Day Services

A range of opportunities exist for students at Virginia Tech Adult Day Services: outreach to community and professional organizations, service learning for a class, Field Study and Internship placements, research participation, one-on-one activities and companionship assignments, assisting and leading activities, helping and learning about older adult medical, nutrition, leisure, interests, and cultures.

Virginia Tech students from many departments and colleges have volunteered or chosen assignments for a semester or as a one-time event. Students in the Department of Human Development Human Services major have completed Field Studies and graduate student getting the Certificate in Gerontology have completed internships. One-time events have included Corp of Cadet unit doing a patio clean-up and service fraternities

Students from other institutions of learning have also come to Virginia Tech Adult Day Services to learn and practice skills. Examples include Human Services majors from New River Community College, Masters students from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, medical students from Via College of Osteopathic Medicine during their geriatric rotation, and Radford University nursing, music therapy and recreation student. Our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist has supervised several Radford TR majors for their semester internship here.