New! Volunteer Opportunity for PEDS After School Program
I am looking for Occupational Therapists in or around the Metro Detroit area to volunteer time in an after school program called PEDS, Inc. designed to feed and keep underprivileged children exercising. We are preferably looking for those therapists who have previous experience working with kids. The program will last about 2 hours, Mon-Thur. We are looking to start our program in Rochester Hills. I am gathering volunteers currently and hopefully will be able to schedule volunteers only one day a week seeing that people have busy lives to attend to, however more than one day a week is much appreciated!
The main job of the Therapist is to lead these children in differing activities during a one hour session. These activities will be preplanned, however each volunteer will have an input on the planning and activities will be flexible to change to ensure the entertainment for the children. We will have a medium sized area and a variety of different equipment to keep the children's interest and attention for the hour. There will be multiple volunteers working at the same time in stations for the kids to make sure there is a more favorable student:volunteer ratio.
If you are interested please contact Joseph Marsalese at 248-752-5318 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunity for Licensure Portability Ad Hoc Committee
Looking for members to participate in an ad hoc committee on licensure portability and the implications on our state. Persons who have multiple state licenses, practice telehealth or persons interested at looking at the impact of licensure portability on the practice of occupational therapy.
In 2015 AOTA established an ad hoc committee charged with the following:
I move that the Representative Assembly Leadership Committee establish an ad hoc group to investigate the merits of establishing professional license portability for the occupational therapy profession possibly through the creation of a licensure compact. The ad hoc committee will review the various models, consult with stakeholders and develop recommendations. The membership of the ad hoc will include representatives from OT and OTA and will consult with the Association’s State Affairs Group as the liaison to state regulatory boards on professional trends and issues. The ad hoc will complete its investigation and make a recommendation to the RA at the Fall 2015 meeting.
Three motions were brought to the RA in the Spring of 2016 the minutes of the meeting can be found at:
If interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact Susan Robosan-Burt, OTRL