Volunteering for a Better Quality of Life

Athletico Physical Therapy, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has built its business by providing quality care and service to its patients, offering more than 40 specialty rehabilitation, outreach, and fitness services. It has built its employee volunteer program (EVP) by working for six major volunteer and charitable giving efforts each year.

Payten Gerjerts, Manager of Athletic Training Services at Athletico, explained,“Athletico Physical Therapy’s Charitable Giving Committee supports Global Medical Brigades, Girls in the Game, Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Share Your Soles, and Operation Walk … as well as an annual volunteer day.

“We specifically look for opportunities that fall within our mission of using sports, physical activity, and health care in providing to those in need,” she said. “Each event has its own flair or flavor. For example, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, we raise funds and volunteer in a charity bowling event – 120 to 150 employees play in the annual bowling event.”