Volunteer

The South Carolina Chapter prides itself on providing leadership opportunities for you through our committee structure.  As an active member, not only with the Chapter, but also within the physical therapy profession, you are qualified to help other members benefit from your education, training, and experience. Ideally, as a volunteer committee member or chair, you will be able to benefit through learning by working with others as well.  SCAPTA committees generally work from the strategic plan developed by the Board of Directors.  We will gladly send you a copy of the strategic plan so that you can better understand what a particular committee does as part of its function. 

Committees

  • Awards – promote nominations for chapter awards, review nominations, identify qualified recipients, an announce winners on a yearly basis
  • Districts – work with co-chairs to identify and develop opportunities for member/non-member networking and continuing education within their district, collaborating with other committees as necessary
  • Federal or Legislative Affairs – focuses on public policy, legislation, and consumer education; advises the board on matters pertaining to the government affairs needs and growth; act as a conduit between the membership and the lobbyist of the component
  • Finance – works with the Treasurer and Executive Director to assure chapter’s ound fiscal health, reviewing the budget and investments periodically to identify opportunities, and working with committees/board to develop the annual budget
  • Membership – promote the benefits of membership in the chapter, works collaboratively with other committees to identify and/or develop opportunities that meet the needs of the profession
  • PAC (political action committee): Raise funds to support candidates in the state legislature who support the issues and concerns of PTs and educate about candidates on the state level who could be helpful to SCAPTA’s goals.
  • Programs –develops and manages the chapter’s annual spring conference and other larger meetings.  The Executive Director takes the lead on logistics while the committee focuses on programming, content, identifying speakers, and developing plans for future events/meetings and opportunities for CEU capture, networking, and education.
  • Public Relations – promote all aspects of the chapter, working collaboratively with other committees to assure information is being disseminated to members and non-members
  • Research and Practice – Promote peer review utilization and related educational activities, participate in activities related to continuous improvement in practice, and collaborate with the Payment Policy committee addressing reimbursement issues for professional services.

If you're interested in serving on one of the above committees, click here to fill out the volunteer form and send it to the SCAPTA office by email at southcarolina@apta.org or by fax at 703-706-8575.  You can also contact one of our committee chairs to learn more about what they're working on.