OSOT Volunteer Opportunities

OSOT volunteer roles contribute to the work and accomplishment of the Society in meaningful ways!  The Society could not achieve what it does without the good will and expertise of its members' contribuions!  The Society is committed to enabling a mutually beneficial volunteer experience...our goal is to ensure that a volunteer role gives back to you too!

Here are some current opportunities that we have available - updated November 15, 2017;

OSOT Adult Mental Health Team
Help OSOT position occupational therapy as the mental health profession it is!  The Society has recently restructured it's Teams and has created 4 new Mental Health teams to more effectively promote OT and serve the needs of members working with a focus in mental health.  Whether you work in primary care, acute care, in a mental health facility or in the community - it you work with adults with mental health conditions and want to get involved in a new Team focused on advancing OT practice with this focus...the Adult Mental Health Team could be the volunteer opportunity for you!  View the Terms of Reference,   Interested?  Contact Co-chairs Anna Yarmon or Jaime Jones.

OSOT Research Fund Advisory Team

Are you a researcher?  Do you care about OT Research Funding in Ontario? We're engaging a new Team to advise the Board of Directors on strategic direction for the OSOTRF Grants program.  We've completed a 5 - year review of the grants program and have terrific input from members, researchers and other stakeholders and exciting recommendations for change and enrichment of the OSOTRF Grants program that we need to review.  We invite researchers, and clinicians to forward their expressions of interest to osot@osot.on.ca. 

OSOT Conference 2018 Local Planning Team

Looking for a terrific time-bounded volunteer opportunity?  There's nothing like bringing a conference to life!  OSOT's annual Conference is returning October 19 - 20, 2018 and will be hosted in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  We're seeking Conference 2018 Planning Team members!.  If you live in the greater Toronto area and have an interest in participating in the planning and program development of Conference 2018, drop us a line!  This is a time-bounded volunteer activity commencing in November 2017 and ending with the finale of Conference in October 2018.  Supported by a contracted Conference Planner and OSOT staff, the Conference Planning Team provides input into theming, program development, social event planning, engaging local flavour and identifying ways to make OSOT's Conference 2018 the most memorable yet!  Express your interest here.

OSOT  Seniors Mental Health Team

Do you work ​with seniors who experience mental health issues?  Our Team is recruiting new members!  Contribute to OSOT's monitoring and identification of issues affecting OT practice relating to seniors mental health, identifying needs of OTs practising with this focus and assisting the Society to address these.  Teamwork can be a terrific opportunity to contribute and to learn!  View the Team Terms of Reference.  Interested?  Contact Team Co-chairs Jennifer Siemans or Emma Saltmarche.

Promote OT at the 2018 Abilities Expo, Toronto, January 19 - 21, 2018!
Here's a chance to do your part to promote OT to the public in a fun & engaging way!  OSOT is hosting a booth at this year's Abilities Expo to be held at the International Centre in Toronto.   Abilities Expo is the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions...sounds like a good place for occupational therapists to be visible!  Can you share 2 - 3 hours during those dates to help host our booth? Contact osot@osot.on.ca

Support a Prospective OT Student to learn more about our Profession - offer to meet with or have a student shadow you
Can you share what you've loved about your career, what your day to day work looks like...help someone understand OT?  
We get frequent requests from individuals considering a career in occupational therapy to meet with OTs, to be able to interview someone over the phone or to shadow their practice for a few hours or more.  We're keen to help students ensure this is the right profession for them...and to attract those that are interested.  Can you help out the odd time?  Let us know at osot@osot.on.ca

OSOT Awards Team

Does recognizing OTs for the amazing things they do excite you?  Help us celebrate our profession!  OSOT seeks a Chair and membership for a new membership Team!  Established to lend member insight and recommendation to the Society's member recognition programs and awards, the Awards Team will review current OSOT awards and procedures and make recommendations for change, additions, additional opportunities/ways to recognize member accomplishment.  If you're keen to celebrate all that OTs do...this Team's for you!  Like other OSOT Teams, work will predominantly involve teleconference meetings, facilitating participation from across the province!  Contact Christie Brenchley for more information.


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Provide Input to OSOT's Advocacy Initiatives!

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magine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions