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.

Rolling events occurring throughout the month:

Student challenge:  We know each program will be celebrating April in their own unique ways, and VOTA would like the chance to showcase your efforts through the OT Month School Challenge! Schools that wish to participate must submit a visual (pictures, video, etc.) and a brief description of how they celebrated OT month. Examples include: community interviews, table in lobby to educate others, diaper drive for maternal health, etc. We want to see creativity! Submissions should be sent to  students.vota@gmail.com by Friday, April 26th at 11:59 pm.

Where do you OT?: Submit pictures of you and your colleagues! We want to celebrate where you OT. Submissions can be sent to vice.vota@gmail.com on a rolling basis.

Merchandise design: In celebration of OT month, VOTA is thrilled to invite you to participate in our merchandise design contest! We are looking for fresh, innovative designs that capture the spirit of our community. Designs can be suitable for stickers, clothing, water bottles, mugs, etc. Submissions are due by April 24th at 11:59 pm and can be sent to vice.vota@gmail.com. Design prompts include, but are not limited to:

What does OT mean to you?

- OT related quotes within an original design

- A design reflecting the many places that OTs work or highlighting your area of expertise

Recommended parameters for the image:
1500px by 1500px transparent artwork is preferred
Up to 8 colors, avoid full color photos & gradients
Original vector artwork work best, if you have it
AI, EPS, PDF preferred

Weekly Events:

All events (except the board meeting) are on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom. Registration required for all events. To register, click on the event date below.

April 2 (private, member only) - Professional development night with Jane Hampson. Interested in learning or reviewing skills related to interviewing, job applications, resume building, and the like? Register for this wonderful event by Monday, April 1.  

April 9 (private, member only) - Come see the VOTA board in action by joining the VOTA board meeting from 7:30- 9:00 pm. This is a time to ask questions and see what it is like to be a board member. If you like what you see, we are looking for nominations for President - Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer by April 24. Nominations are being accepted on a rolling basis for Communications Chair and OTA Representative. Email president.vota@gmail.com for more information. Please register by Monday, April 8.

April 16 (public) - VAOTEC-sponsored event. Stay tuned for more information! Register by Monday, April 15.

April 23 (private, member only) - Emerging practice areas are becoming more prevalent in OT. We want to highlight practitioners who are doing amazing things for the profession. Join us as we hear about and discuss nature-based therapy, travel OT, lymphedema and oncology management, private pediatric therapy, and academia. Register by Monday, April 22.

April 30 (private, member only) - As we bring OT month to a close, join VOTA for trivia night. Pull your colleagues together and form a team or play solo. More details to come about registration and rules.


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