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 Sunday, September 1, 2019 and ends in March 2020 (exact date TBD)!
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 you register for the challenge. The hours must be completed during the competition period (Sept 1st, 2019 to March 2020)
- 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 PT/PTA program.
- Volunteer hours cannot be logged for TA/tutoring roles within in a PT/PTA program.
- Volunteer hours should be related to one of the following: physical therapy, health and wellness, fitness, and community.
- Volunteer hours cannot exceed 30 hours for the same organization.
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 PT program with most overall volunteer hours
- Top PTA program with most overall volunteer hours
- Programs who have logged at least 1000 hours of community service will receive recognition
- Top PT program with the highest ratio of volunteer hours per participating student
- Top PTA program with the highest ratio of volunteer hours per participating student