Office of Student Life

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

    Assist with the behind the scenes work such as sending thank you cards, preparing goodie bags for events, assist with general emails for inquiries/programs, inputting participant data in excel sheet, etc. And other various administrative tasks. This is remote volunteer position and can be done flexible schedule but staying on top of due dates and timelines, and can change as things are needed. If you interested, email us at growin.iniqury@gmail.com!

    Updated: 4 Days Ago, Added: November 23, 2021
  • Campus: Columbus

    Assist with working Zoom, Facebook live, and help troubleshoot any difficulties during programs, events, and nutrition/education series. Assist with events that may utilize technology. This is as needed, based off of your availability but also what you can sign up for. Minimum commitment to 1-2 programs assisting technology a month for 3months- year, but ongoing if wanted. If interested, reach out to us at growin.inquiry@gmail.com

    Updated: 4 Days Ago, Added: November 23, 2021
  • Campus: Columbus

    Program Assistant- This unique position gives you as a volunteer to share your talents and assist with our modified programs for participants we serve. You will assist with the inner processes of the program and assist with participants engagement as well as assist with the needs of the program leader. Due to the rising numbers of Covid-19, we are currently focused on virtual opportunities. Examples of programs we have in place that we are looking for people to become assistants for: * Virtual Exercise Programs currently have programs 10:00am-11:00am, but can expand *Virtual Music Therapy Programs currently have programs 10:00am-11:00am first and third Tuesdays every month *Virtual Crafting Programs- flexible time, typically on weekends but can expand * Virtual Computer Classes- evening starting in January *Reminiscing/Sensory Group assistant- evenings Volunteers need to commit to at least once a month, for at least 3 months-a year (can discuss alternatives as well)This unique position gives you as a volunteer to share your talents and assist/lead modified programs for participants we serve. If interested, email us at growin.inquiry@gmail.com. Feel free to refer your friends to volunteer as well!

    Updated: 4 Days Ago, Added: November 23, 2021
  • Campus: Columbus

    The Program Leader position is a minimum commitment at least once a month, for at least 3 months-a year (can discuss alternatives as well)This unique position gives you as a volunteer to share your talents and assist/lead modified programs for participants we serve. You will lead the overall program and assist with delegating tasks to program assistants that are assigned to specific programs. You can choose any program that we have or can help create a new program you will lead. Due to the rising numbers of Covid-19, we are currently focused on virtual opportunities. Examples of programs we have in place that we are looking for people to become leaders for: * Virtual Exercise Programs currently have programs 10:00am-11:00am, but can expand *Virtual Music Therapy Programs currently have programs 10:00am-11:00am first and third Tuesdays every month *Virtual Crafting Programs- flexible time, typically on weekends but can expand * Virtual Computer Classes- evening starting in January *Reminiscing/Sensory Group leader- evenings, once a month If interested, email us at growin.inquiry@gmail.com. Feel free to refer friends to volunteer as well!

    Updated: 4 Days Ago, Added: November 23, 2021
  • Campus: Columbus

    Volunteers working in our warehouse help by processing donated items. This essentially means sorting and organizing clothing, shoes and other items in an orderly fashion so that others will know where to locate them when needed. Volunteers working in the warehouse must be at least 16 years of age; Those ages 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is an ongoing opportunity. Scheduling is flexible with evening and weekend hours available. Most groups choose to work in 2-hour shifts, but it can be any length of time you'd prefer.

    Updated: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: November 18, 2021

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