Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Service and Outreach

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.

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Looking for a service consultation or other support or resources from Student Activities? The Student Activities Request Form is here for you! Our team of trained coaches, facilitators, and staff members are excited to support you, your organization, department, or group. 


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

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6 Opportunities Found


  • Campus: Main Campus

    Help to look-after the exhibition in Ohio Union.

    Updated: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: February 6, 2019
  • Campus: Main Campus

    Interested in helping elementary students gain a better understanding of science? Scientific Thinkers is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on science experience to underrepresented young students. As a member and volunteer, you will be able to: -Teach and mentor students -Make a positive impact on the Columbus community by sharing your knowledge and passion for science - Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the STEM field. Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 PM. Carpooling is arranged to and from the elementary schools. If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit our website. To become a member sign up for a mandatory orientation on Tuesday, January 29th a t2:00 PM in the Physics Research Building room 4138.

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: January 16, 2019
  • Campus: Columbus

    Personal Shoppers work directly with clients to help them select available foods and guide them through the pantry. Great job for foodies! HOURS are M-T-W-F 8:30am to 12:00pm; SATURDAY 10:30am to 1pm. CONTACT: to schedule!

    Updated: 5 Months Ago, Added: October 10, 2018
  • Campus: Columbus

    We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers (or members of a larger group) to deliver food boxes once a month to seniors. CSFP is a federal program that ensures adults 60 and over who meet income guidelines receive shelf-stable food items. Many of the seniors we serve are unable to collect their boxes in person due to a variety of factors. We’re looking for volunteers to help bridge that gap. A typical shift will last approximately 2 hours and will involve: picking up food boxes from CRC; driving to seniors’ homes; bringing the food box inside of a residence, getting a signature, and leaving prepared information about the next delivery. Volunteers can expect to make 5 deliveries during their shift. Requirements: - Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 20-30 pounds, the weight of the food boxes. - Volunteers should have use of their own car and have a Drivers’ License - Volunteers will need to complete a CRC volunteer application and background check, if one has not already been completed. **Groups are welcome to apply! This is a great once per month service opportunity for student organizations. The deliveries are very easy and offer a great chance to directly interact with your fellow community members.

    Updated: 6 Months Ago, Added: August 27, 2018
  • Campus: Columbus

    A Good Start Family Literacy Tutoring program meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm. The children who enroll are provided with a snack when they arrive and then participate in group and individual tutoring based on need and available tutors. At 5:30 p.m. dinner is served. Tutors are welcome to stay and share the meal with the children. Developing a relationship of trust and respect is of upmost importance in A Good Start Programs. Our programs focus our efforts on providing quality literacy experiences for children and families in the Weinland Park and Linden neighborhoods. We accept children and families from all backgrounds, religions, socio economic groups, and family structures. Families are not asked to pay. Families are our partners in these experiences. Supervised by the Director of Tutoring, tutors will only directly tutor depending on their level of ability and their comfort with material and curriculum. Each tutor will be interviewed and attend a training where they will submit an application and a resume (if possible) to help match their skills and experiences with students and clarify their role in the program. Some tutors may be asked to observe, assist with non-tutoring tasks (snack/meal or materials prep) and/or support tutoring until their skills match a student's needs. Tutors will be required to have a BCI on file (funding for this may be provided). Interested tutors with education and/or experience in education, early childhood development or other related and applicable fields of study will be given priority consideration to provide individual tutoring. Please submit a letter of interest to

    Updated: 12 Months Ago, Added: March 10, 2018