SOTA-Community Service

Student Occupational Therapy Association

Community Service Projects

  • Volunteering for the Student Learning Center’s annual blood drive
  • Volunteering with the Autism Youth Basketball League
  • Volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain
  • Serving breakfast at a local community center
  • Planning and carrying out a winter party at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Participating in Adopt-A-Grandparent at a local assisted living center
  • Providing child care the monthly Asperger’s Support Group
  • Donating to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program
  • Volunteering at Adapted Recreation Day
  • Assisting with a CarFit event for older adults to check how well their car fit them
  • Staffing an informational table at the Autism Walk
  • Participating in the ALS walk and Relay for Life
  • Creating Gift baskets for the College of Allied Health custodial staff
  • Collecting toiletry items for family members of patients in Vidant Medical Center
  • Cleaning the kitchen and apartment areas within our department

Educational Events

  • National and state conference attendance and participation
  • American Sign Language (ASL) professional development
  • CPR training and certification
  • Q&A with persons with SCI
  • Interdisciplinary lunch and learns with ECU School of Nursing
  • Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention training
  • Pet Therapy Educational Event
  • Self Defense Class


  • Bunco Nights
  • Halloween Bake Sale
  • Snack Sale
  • Coffee Sale
  • Annual Fall Yard Sale
  • Raffles

Social and Advocacy Events

  • First year welcome picnic
  • Spring cookout
  • Second year fieldwork send-off
  • Game nights
  • Bowling nights
  • Ice cream social
  • Halloween Social
  • Thanksgiving and holiday potluck dinners
  • Intramural Sports – women’s and co-rec flag football, wiffle ball, and volleyball teams
  • Advocacy at LakeFest and other college events

SOTA is an organization focused on promoting knowledge and interest in the field of occupational therapy and serving the community through occupation-based volunteer experiences.

SOTA benefits the general ECU population by stimulating interest in occupational therapy as a post-baccalaureate allied health major.  SOTA members lead Occupational Therapy Question and Answer sessions during the departmental Open House sessions many times.  SOTA represents the university well through its philanthropy within the Greenville community and beyond.

SOTA also represents ECU at the national American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference by networking and bringing back valuable information related to advances in the profession and new ways to share the value of occupational therapy with prospective students and members of the community at large.