The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon - a 501 (c)(6) tax-exempt organization - is a community of Occupational Therapy practitioners formed around our passion to help others find a quality and a balance to life, no matter what the area of specialty we have chosen.
So, what does this mean? How does this work?
The OTAO Board is made up totally of volunteers. It all starts with someone saying “I want to help”; “I want a bigger role in my professional organization”; “I want to make a difference.”
The Board meets quarterly (meetings are listed in our Community Calendar). What gets accomplished through the Board carries over to our membership. The Board's role is to support OTAO's Mission Statement. They create value for all OTAO members by supporting and providing networking/educational opportunities and meeting our advocacy needs.
What can I do?
We are all in different places in our lives. We may not have the time to dedicate to the Board. But, being a member of OTAO supports the mission of OTAO. Being an OTAO member supports our Board, so they can create value for all Oregon OT practitioners. Being a member helps to pay our monthly expenses. Being a member allows us to hire our lobbyists.
There are also many opportunities to volunteer for short projects. Be on a special committee. Join a group. Give an opinion, answer a question, or make a comment. Share your knowledge. Be that needed support in that instance.
It truly takes a village to make our OTAO community a community!