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.

Request Support from Student Activities

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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11 Opportunities Found


  • Campus: Columbus

    We're hosting Driving Park's Family Fun Day. Volunteers are needed to help decorate/set up prior to the event, man children's games stations and distribute prizes where applicable, help serve food, and provide information about location of restrooms, and help break down after. We will also need volunteers on an ongoing basis, so please sign up even if you can't make this date!

    Updated: 4 Weeks Ago, Added: September 5, 2017
  • 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: 4 Weeks Ago, Added: August 27, 2018
  • 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 through 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 and on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 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 either on August 28th at 1:00 PM (Tuesday Innis visits) or September 20th at 3:00 PM (Thursday Mansion Day visits).

    Updated: 5 Weeks Ago, Added: August 23, 2018
  • Campus: Columbus

    On the day of the walk, volunteers can help with games, auction items, photography and much more. If you aren't available on Oct. 15 (or even if you are), think about helping us raise money by asking your friends to donate, listing the event on your Facebook page, or hold a 3rd party fundraising event such as bake sale. With one in 100 babies born having a congenital heart defect (CHD), you've likely met someone with a CHD - even if you didn't realize it.

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: August 16, 2018
  • Campus: Columbus

    Yay Bikes! will be back parking bikes at all Buckeye home games with Yay Valet!, our FREE bike parking valet, located at the corner of Woody Hayes Dr and the Olentangy Trail (that’s right—directly overlooking The Shoe!). Each week, hundreds of folks ride their bikes to park at Yay Valet!, and we need volunteers to 1) help distribute the tickets for people to fill out, 2) run bikes to and from racks (and hoist them up/down), and 3) assist with setting up and tearing down the equipment. It’s a rush and a workout, and lots of fun! Shifts are 2.5 hours, and you’ll be trained on the spot. Snacks & water provided. Plus, it’s a great way to plug into the local bicycle community and learn more about everything bike in Columbus! Be sure to register for your shift at, or email us at so we know to expect you. See you there?!

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: July 27, 2018