These are Board appointed positions held by members for a single year term, and up to three consecutive terms.

Member Representative(s)

  1. Is a volunteer position requiring a commitment of at least 7-10 hours of work per month.  

  2. Is a member of VATA.

  3. Will act as a liaison between VATA and the Art Therapy Community.

  4. Is expected to participate in monthly board meetings (No less than 75% of the time) and maintain regular contact with the board regarding meetings, board related business, and VATA events.  

  5. Will participate in community outreach events and/or VATA sponsored events (VATA board representatives may be asked to lead an event committee)

  6. Support Director of Membership in dissemination of information about membership and VATA events to the Art Therapy Community.

  7. Support VATA in recruiting new members and act as an advocate for the membership body as needed

  8. Member Representative(s) will be appointed by the Board

  9. Member Representative(s) will be mentored by the Director of Membership

Student Representative(s)

  1. Is a volunteer position requiring a commitment of at least 7-10 hours of work per month.  

  2. Is a member of VATA and is a student in good standing at an Art Therapy program in Virginia.

  3. Will act as a liaison between VATA and the Virginia Art Therapy Student Community (to include and not limited to identified VATA Student Liaisons).

  4. Expected to participate in monthly board meetings (No less than 75% of the time) and maintain regular contact with the board regarding meetings, board related business, and VATA events.  

  5. Support VATA in recruiting new members and act as an advocate for the student body as needed

  6. Will participate in community outreach events and/or VATA sponsored events (VATA board representatives may be asked to lead an event committee)

  7. Student Representative(s) will be appointed by the board.

  8.  Student Representatives will be mentored by the President and Vice President.

Regional Representatives: NOVA, EAST, CENTRAL, WEST 

1. Is a volunteer position requiring a commitment of at least 3-5 hours of work per month. 

2. Is a member of VATA, but does NOT currently serve on the board.

3. Is expected to serve on the Events Committee and/or Professional Development Committee 

4. Is expected to support the Events Committee in coordinating Community event in their respective region of the state, duties include, but are not limited to, securing location, advertising to art therapists, maintaining contact with the Events Committee Chair 

5. Is expected to support the Director of Membership in maintaining contact with art therapists in their respective region of the state in matters related to, but not limited to: Membership status, recruitment, and involvement in VATA 

6. Is expected to participate in community outreach events and/or VATA sponsored events in their region.

7. Serves as a liaison between members in their respective region of the state and the Member Representative and/or the Board 

8. Member Representative(s) will be appointed by the Board 

9. Member Representative(s) will be mentored by the Membership Director/Membership Representative

 

If you are a VATA member and are interested in any of these positions please contact the Virginia Art Therapy Association at VAarttherapy@gmail.com

Representative Roles and Responsibilities

The Virginia Art Therapy Association

P.O. Box 17553

Richmond, VA 23226

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