Volunteers Enhance Certification Program with Time and Experience
110 volunteers from 39 states played a critical role in providing insight and guidance on activities for the certification program during a challenging year.
- Published: December 1, 2020
Our work with volunteers looked a little different this year due to the pandemic. Since March, we have shifted our in-person meetings with our subject matter experts (SMEs), board of directors, and ambassadors to virtual formats. We cannot thank our volunteers enough for their willingness to continue to find time for our initiatives while dealing with the current environment.
So far this year, we have 110 volunteers from 39 states playing a critical role in providing insight and guidance on activities for the certification program. A huge THANK YOU to all current and past volunteers!
Volunteering with NBCOT provides you with many opportunities:
- Contribute to activities that support certification.
- Develop social and professional contacts with peers from across the country.
- Achieve personal satisfaction and professional recognition.
- Gain a unique professional development experience.
"Being a volunteer with NBCOT has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. To come together with OTs from different regions and various practice settings has created friendships and collaborations that I may have never experienced without volunteering. I have most enjoyed challenging my knowledge and sharpening my skills alongside OT colleagues."Jennifer Brunton, OTR/L
Volunteering with NBCOT requires a minimal time commitment. Most committees meet three times per year and all meeting-related expenses for travel, hotel, and meals are covered by NBCOT. Volunteers do not need to complete any assignments prior to meetings and receive contact hours for their service.