Our friends at the University of Maryland’s Rehab & Ortho Institute are hosting an Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitor Training Course May 4, 2019.
What is a Certified Peer Visitor, or CPV, you ask? The Amputee Coalition started this program to allow people with limb loss or limb difference the ability to help and mentor one another in a way that is unique. The CPVs are living with limb loss or limb differences themselves, so they are able to connect in a way that few others can. There are currently over 300 trained volunteers across the United States! These trained peer visitors are matched on a case by case basis to those requesting visits.
If you are interested in becoming a CPV, check out the Amputee Coalition’s website and submit your application. Please note, you must submit your application by April 20, 2019 so the Amputee Coalition has time to process it before the course. Your application must be submitted and approved before you register for the course.
If you’d like to volunteer as a CPV in the University of Maryland’s Rehab & Ortho facilities, contact Kim Cardosa, PT at (410) 448-6731 or email her at Kcardosa@umm.edu or Megan Flanders, CTRS at (410) 448-6303 or email her at Megan.Flanders@umm.edu after you submit your application online and they will take care of your $40 registration fee. You do not have volunteer at the University of Maryland’s Rehab & Ortho facilities to attend the training on May 4.
If you’d like to set up a visit with a CPV, start by making a request online by clicking here or calling the Amputee Coalition at 1-888-267-5669.