The CA Outreach Challenge is a state-wide competition that challenges SPT/SPTAs to accrue volunteer hours in their local communities. Students register online and log volunteer hours over the course of six months. Students and programs with the highest number of logged volunteer hours will be recognized at the CA Student Conclave each year. This year the CA Outreach Challenge begins on Monday, September 4, 2017!
Our Goals are to…
Increase student exposure to the communities and populations they will be serving.
Provide a platform in which PT-friendly organizations and affiliations can be recommended to students.
Promote the PT profession through positive community interactions.
Rules of the Challenge
Volunteer hours can only be logged after the date you register.
Volunteer activity can not be part of a clinical affiliation, or clinical experience which serves the student only.
Volunteer activities can not be logged for fundraisers benefiting the students, or the students PT/PTA program.
Volunteer hours cannot be logged for TA roles, tutoring, or any activity that directly benefits the students’ PT/PTA program.
Top performers in the following categories will be recognized at the California Student Conclave:
Top SPTA with the most overall volunteer hours
Top SPT with the most overall outreach hours
We will recognize students who log at least 100 hours of community service
PT/PTA Program Awards:
Top PTA program with most overall outreach hours
Top PT program with most overall outreach hours
We will recognize programs who log at least 1000 hours of community service