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Research Volunteer Opportunities

About the Program

The Research Volunteer Program allows participants to be mentored by a Barrow scientist. Students will gain exposure to a research laboratory and learn how bench science leads to published research and eventually translates to clinical advancements. Volunteer opportunities may also be available in the Department of Neuroscience Publications and at the Barrow Neurological Foundation. 

Volunteers will create a schedule that works for them and their department, working either full or part time. You must be at least 16 years old to participate in this program.

Volunteer Opportunities

Translational Neuroscience Research Laboratories

Volunteering in a translational neuroscience research laboratory presents a unique opportunity for prospective neuroscientists to participate in translational research in areas such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body dementias
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain tumors and neuro-oncology
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neurotrauma
  • Stroke
  • Brain aneurysm and cerebrovascular disorders
brian kelly in the spinal biomechanics laboratory

Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory

The Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory studies the mechanical behavior of the spine in its normal condition and after injury, disease, or surgical intervention. Spinal biomechanics researchers work closely with clinical neurosurgeons in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Neuroscience Publications

The Neuroscience Publications Department leads the academic publishing industry in author services focused entirely on the neurosciences. Our author services include a wide range of projects managed by highly qualified personnel with extensive experience in their fields of expertise: animation, editorial, graphics, illustration, video, and interactive 3D-models.

Barrow Foundation

Philanthropy plays a key role in advancing healthcare. At Barrow, philanthropy focuses on three main pillars of support: patient care, research, and education through comprehensive fundraising efforts that include major gifts, corporate partnerships, foundations, annual fund donors, employee giving, and events.

Apply Online

Please follow the link below to apply. Applicants must create an account and submit their application and resume with smapply.

If you have been in contact with someone at Barrow regarding volunteering in their laboratory or department, please write that person’s name in the “faculty sponsor” section. If you have not, please select “not at this time”. 

If you have questions about the application, please email

Please note: Selection of applicants will depend on the availability of an open volunteer position and the qualifications of the applicant.