Community Engagement

Lead by our community service representative, SOTA participates in multiple volunteer events each year.

SOTA participates in the annual Kids Day (Fall) and Community Day (Spring) hosted by Tufts University. Students construct a sensory “car-wash” experience for kids to go through and learn about their different sensory systems and teach them about occupational therapy.

Sensory “car wash” at Tufts Kids Day

SOTA recently participated in our first virtual walk for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association of Massachusetts. The team of students and faculty raised a total of $1,925 for Parkinson’s research and resources for those affected by this disease.

Students virtually participated in the APDA Optimism Walk on May 31, 2020.

In collaboration with the executive board, the community service chair also provides the department with any additional service opportunities that come up throughout the year.

The 2022 OTD cohort helps revitalize the garden at local organization, Outside The Lines.