The APTA Virginia is a 501c6 and operates with the countless hours that its members give of themselves. More often than not there is an opportunity for you to get engaged with the chapter. The Virginia Chapter believes that volunteering should be fun, engaging, a networking opportunity, and use your unique skillset.  If you are interested in serving the chapter, please reach out to Marie Stravlo, the Chapter’s Executive Director. She’ll set up some time to get to know you and talk about the various opportunities. From there you’ll discuss what would be a good fit for you and the chapter. She can be reached at vpta@vpta.org or by calling 866.364.VPTA (8782).

Current Openings

Committee Chair:

  • Completing the Board of Director reports prior to each meeting and working with the Board Liaison who will represent the committee on the chair’s behalf. (4 reports a year)
  • Providing strategy and planning to the Board of Directors on how to improve communication efforts.
  • Executing, managing, and directing new communication initiatives from the strategic plan.
  • Communicating with the Executive Director (Marie Stravlo) about committee related activities/issues.
  • Contributing to the development of the communication budget.
  • Being the Communications Committee subject matter expert, answering questions and making decisions.
  • Managing and directing committee members, overseeing all activities, scheduling meetings and recruiting and training new committee members.
  • Attending a once-a-year leadership strategy workshop usually held in March or April.
  • Virtually meet with your committee every quarter, if not monthly.
Time commitment: about 1 hours a week.



Social Media Manager:

  • Responsible for updating Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using Hootsuite.
  • Regular postings for basic content and specific events
  • Interaction with followers on social media platforms
  • Moderate discussions on social media
  • Weekly / monthly scheduling of posts
  • Boost paid advertisement posts
  • Attend committee meetings; usually quarterly, if not monthly.                
Time commitment: about 1 or 2 hours per week; depends on how many posts there are that week.
Students are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

Awards Committee Chair

The Awards Committee is responsible for reviewing award packages each January/February; scoring them using the rubric and then making a recommendation to the Board of Directors before their March Board meeting. The chair is responsible for coordianting the meeting(s) with the awards committee and ensuring the awards packages are scored by the committee and making the official recommendation to the Board about who should be the award recipient. There are 6 awards issued each year. Each award recives 0-3 applications each year. Unless the Board has a special request of the Awards committee, the Awards chair can expect to commit about 3-5 hours per year on committee work. The work occurs in January and February.