Have you considered volunteering?

Participation as a volunteer provides an opportunity to build a national and international network of hand therapy practitioners. It is rewarding and satisfying, knowing that you are contributing to the profession and others coming along behind you. It provides a great chance to lead and collaborate and it also looks fantastic on your resume, demonstrating to employers and colleagues your commitment to the profession and your wealth and breadth of knowledge.

What roles are available?

Currently, there is one vacancy on the Membership Committee. We are seeking a new member to work with another volunteer to lead the annual Hand Therapy Week campaign. The role involves planning, developing, delivering and evaluating (success of) Hand Therapy Week, with support from other members on the membership committee and staff.

Hand Therapy Week has two campaign elements: 

1. Engaging members

2. Increasing public recognition of hand therapy.

1. Member-based campaign – Inspiring colleagues and emerging leaders

The aim of this campaign is to:

  1. Provide inspiration to novice hand therapy practitioners 
  2. To celebrate our members
  3. To provide material for a Hand Therapy Careers page on the AHTA website.

To celebrate HTW 2022, we will invite members to nominate an inspiring colleague or emerging leader in hand therapy – from those who are just starting out to others who are leading the way through education, research and or management. 

The Committee selects four inspirational hand therapy practitioners (two from private, two from public settings) who demonstrate passion and expertise within our field.

The nominees must agree to share their career journeys and create a short video, if selected, for those considering moving into the hand therapy field. 

2. Public-based campaign – Hand Therapy for sport injuries

This campaign will be delivered via social media and aims to drive the public to the AHTA website where information will be available on the types of sporting injuries that Hand Therapists commonly treat. 

Find at this link the Membership Committee Terms of Reference which includes the purpose, goals and objectives of the Committee. For information on the current members of the Membership Committee refer to https://www.ahta.com.au/membership

To apply:

Email the ceo@ahta.com.au indicating your interest to join this committee, along with your CV.

C: Other roles

If these roles don't suit you, please email the ceo@ahta.com.au and ask to be added to our volunteer waitlist. As positions become available, you will get contacted to establish suitability.