Serve: Ways to Give Back in 2021
Consistent with our vision, we’re giving back to society for our landmark 100th anniversary and we need your help.
The 100 Days of Service initiative offers APTA national, components, and members access to service opportunities during the last 100 days of 2021 (beginning Sept. 22). These activities are meant to spark member engagement in local communities, promote collaboration with other members or components, and raise awareness about the profession.
100 Days Service Opportunities
APTA is collaborating with Special Olympics, Go Baby Go, and Move Together for 100 Days of Service. If you’d like to volunteer in your community, there are many options. Visit the toolkits below for more information and service ideas.
Other opportunities from APTA’s components
Some of APTA’s components have resources that you can access for more service ideas. Please see below:
We encourage you to reach out to your chapter, section, or academy to find events that may be planned in your community.
APTA Engage is our volunteer platform to help members find ways to get involved at the national and component levels. You can search for opportunities near you at engage.apta.org.
We hope that you’ll do something to make a difference in the final 100 days of the centennial, but don’t feel limited to that window. Any community service is encouraged and contributes to our goal to positively impact society throughout this milestone year.
How To Share Your Achievements
Before, during, and after your service initiative it’s important to engage with your colleagues, other APTA members, and potential members. We want to be inclusive of the entire profession when giving back and encourage others to do the same.
Centennial Celebration Calendar
If you plan to hold an event, please add it to the events calendar via the online form. This will be the central place to share activities and events available in your area so other members can find them and participate.
Share your activities with your social media followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to tag the American Physical Therapy Association, aptapics, and @APTAtweets on each platform respectively, and use the hashtag #APTA100. You can share photos, videos, and stories and encourage your colleagues, family, and friends to do the same.
Keep APTA National in the Loop
Let us know what you’re planning and how things went. Please share your photos and stories via the online form on APTA’s centennial celebration website.