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

    Help seniors/older adults to share their life experiences and cultural history based upon their life experiences. You will be supported with reminisce-based prompts and cultural history slide show presentations. You will take written or audio recorded notes and then transcribe from notes/recordings and write short narrations based upon their answers to the reminisce prompts. This is a paid volunteer position. Please send some interest and background info to: StoryCares@gmail.com

    Updated: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: May 3, 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: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: September 25, 2021
  • Campus: ATI Wooster, Columbus, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark

    Become a Academic Legionnaire! What could be better? Change a kid’s life for the better! When you help all kids do better in school, you can change the course of their lives. Our Academic Legionnaires are more than just volunteers, they are a Legion in the community that will forever change the course of history one child at a time! It’s more than service! You are part of the Academic Legionnaires! You will earn service credit and recognition through our Legionnaire Rank Recognition Program (LRRP). From Academic Legionnaire to Chief Academic Legionnaire you will love being part of this distinctive network! Your community is grateful! Meet Others Join our private online community and engage with some awesome people. Meet folks from all backgrounds that seek to serve like you. You to will learn a great deal and form lasting meaningful relationships! Our Academic Legionnaires are a volunteer Legion of community members seeking to make a difference in the lives of others! What could be better? Change a kid’s life for the better! When you help all kids do better in school, you can change the course of their lives. Our Academic Legionnaires are more than just volunteers, they are a Legion in the community that will forever change the course of history one child at a time! It’s more than service! You are part of the Academic Legionnaires! You will earn service credit and recognition through our Legionnaire Rank Recognition Program (LRRP). From Academic Legionnaire, to Chief Academic Legionnaire you will love to part of this distinctive network! Your community is grateful!

    Updated: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: April 28, 2022
  • Campus: Main Campus

    We are looking for OSU students who are interested in volunteering with children who have been affected by a parent's cancer. Camp Kesem is offered to our campers free of charge, and is an opportunity for them to have the freedom to just be a kid again, and spend some time away from home and the stress that comes with having a parent affected by cancer. Volunteers will attend one week of overnight camp, from 6/25 - 7/1 OR 7/2 - 7/8. Meals will be provided at camp, but volunteers are asked to put effort into raising $500 in support of Kesem, with extensive resources offered to help meet this goal. To apply, please visit the link provided or email osu.volunteer@kesem.org for more information.

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: April 15, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    Alicia's Closet is a nonprofit organization serving the foster care community in Franklin County and surrounding areas. We provide clothing, diapers, shoes, accessories and other essentials, at no cost to families. By supplying much needed items to children and youth in the foster care community, we hope to help create a sense of comfort and normalcy during a very difficult, uncertain time. We are looking for general volunteers to help us sort donations, pick up items, and deliver supplies to foster families. Please contact us for more information! You may also fill out the interest form here: https://forms.gle/xXJGcEzBCm3qeN4GA

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: February 5, 2021

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