VOTA is Virginia's leading organization for occupational therapy practitioners and students. VOTA is committed to advocating for and further developing the profession of occupational therapy in our state.

About VOTA

The Virginia Occupational Therapy Association or VOTA is the state association that represents Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants who live and work in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VOTA seeks to increase public awareness about occupational therapy and its value in meeting diverse health and participation needs.

VOTA provides members with cost-effective continuing education, legislative representation and a community of Virginia occupational therapy students, practitioners and educators who work together to further our profession.

The association is made up of volunteers who make up the Board of Directors. The Board is made up of Officers, District Chairs, Committee Chairs and Liaisons. The Officers of VOTA are the elected positions of President, Past-President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, AOTA Representative, and AOTA Alternate Representative.  The duties of the Board are to conduct all necessary VOTA business in a manner consistent with the By-Laws and other VOTA policies and procedures.

VOTA maintains a very close working relationship with the universities, colleges and community colleges in Virginia who train Occupational Therapy students. Occupational Therapy students and educators are active participants in our association.

VOTA's Mission

The Virginia Occupational Therapy Association is committed to advocate and further the development of Occupational Therapy in a changing world by:

  • Serving and supporting the interests of its members
  • Maintaining the integrity of the profession
  • Becoming involved in proactive legislation related to occupational therapy
  • Ensuring association financial stability
  • Serving and educating the community regarding health and occupational therapy

VOTA's Vision Statement

We envision occupational therapy practitioners in the Commonwealth of Virginia form an inclusive and connected community actively engaged in advocacy, education, and evidence-informed decision-making to facilitate optimal occupational participation and well-being for all.

VOTA's Values

Innovation - creative and dynamic ideas to foster growth.

Integrity - champion the moral and ethical foundations of the profession; evidence-based practice.

Service - leadership; courage and commitment to influence the progression of practice, education, and research.
Community - engaged and connected; fostering altruism and interdependence.
Inspiration - to embrace the Values and Mission of VOTA.

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