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Student Activities

Service and Outreach

Pay It Forward has created a Socially Distant Service webpage in response to the current health crisis. If you are looking to volunteer consider the following, call ahead to see if they are accepting volunteers, practice social distancing, inquire about virtual volunteer roles, consider donating items or dollars instead of time.

In fulfillment of the university's mission, "education for citizenship," Ohio State students have numerous opportunities to connect with communities, engage in social justice issues, and develop skills for active citizenship. Student Activities offers a variety of programs designed to help students engage at a local, national, and global level.

Use the navigation tabs on the left to access programs specifically focused on service and outreach for individuals and organizations.


Use the search function below to find current volunteer opportunities throughout the Greater Columbus area.

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  • Campus: Columbus

    Kindred Hospice provides hospice services to patients and families throughout the Central Ohio area. We are seeking administrative volunteers to enable us to provide high-quality, effective, and efficient care. An Administrative Volunteer may assist with answering telephones, filing, making copies, greeting visitors, and more! Helping with these tasks enables our excellent team of healthcare workers to care for our patients and their families. It is preferred that volunteers would be available for 2-3 hours around the same time each week, preferably on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. We have a great team here in the office that will be even better with YOU on it! Email or call us at 614-414-0500 for more details.

    Updated: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: July 26, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    >> Volunteer Opportunity with IMPACT Safety<< - Do you want to support an organization that works to end violence? - Do you want to help bring about social justice? - Do you believe survivors of violence and want to promote healing? Then volunteering for IMPACT Safety might be the place for you to give back! Make a difference by sharing your time and expertise with our organization and create a REAL impact! Learn more about us here: This temporary position is perfect for anyone that wants to learn more about the work we do and help us provide more services for the community. You also get some pretty cool perks and benefits for your time as well! Description: We are seeking a part-time remote office volunteer to work on special projects including: - Researching community partners - Social media management - Instagram and Facebook - Office tasks such as creating documents and spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Suite - Recreating hardcopies of our class documents as online forms and storing them in Google Drive - Other special projects as assigned Qualifications: - Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite - Ability to use the internet - Social media proficiency - Willingness to conduct research Timeline: We are seeking a remote office volunteer for 2-3 hours per week, for 6-weeks. Communication: The vast majority of our communication will take place online through email or Zoom as this is a remote position. If necessary, we will either communicate via phone or in-person meeting. Complete the Online Application: If you have any questions, please email us at

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: June 29, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    Choose a time convenient for you to be a companion for a hospice patient. Our patients love having visitors, and your hour (or two!) will brighten a patient's day! Chat, read, play music, reminisce, bring your registered therapy dog, or just share time together quietly. You may select the patients you wish to see, as well as determine the times you visit--whatever fits YOUR schedule. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for students or to build your resume! For more information or to register for orientation, please email or call. Join our team of exceptional, caring volunteers!

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: June 13, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team at Kindred. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. Volunteer Opportunities: From providing companionship at a patient's bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families our volunteer coordinator will find the best fit for you. Hold a hand or share a story Send a personalized card Listen, read, or sing Make gifts for patients Run errands or perform light housekeeping Share flowers, bake or garden Administrative office support Attend community events Volunteers can choose where, when and how they share their time, talents and heart! For more information please call Kimberlyn at 614-414-0500 or email at

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: June 6, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    ***To sign up as a volunteer, please use the Outlook link*** We seek volunteers who are compassionate and seek to understand and meet the needs of the poor. Great opportunity for social work. Volunteer responsibilities include: Removing empty hangers from racks; Re-hanging fallen clothes, straightening clothing on racks; Re-folding clothes in the baskets; making sure sizes and gender are correct; Straightening shoes; organizing by size or type; Color ordering racks, checking for correct size; Checking clothes for rips, stains, etc.; Sorting new donations; Greeting shoppers; Helping carry bags to cars

    Updated: 3 Months Ago, Added: September 25, 2021