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

    Do you love working with kids and youth? Are you looking for service hours? We are the place for you! We are looking for volunteers for Sunday mornings 11:00am-12:00pm and Thursday nights 5:00pm-7:00pm. We are a United Methodist church located in Westerville, OH. We are an inclusive and welcoming community. Volunteer opportunities range from Sunday school teaching to helping with service or fun activities on Thursday nights.

    Updated: 6 Days Ago, Added: January 12, 2022
  • Campus: Columbus

    We are looking for volunteers who would like to connect with a local senior. Possible needs/tasks include driving and transportation, companionship, gardening/yard care, housekeeping, legal assistance, grocery/meal delivery, pet care/walking, health advocacy/assistance, home maintenance/repair, personal finance management, and technology assistance. Volunteers will be matched with a senior and will be able to work with the senior to meet their needs and form a relationship. Volunteering will take place at senior's homes, at our community house, or at any other location you and your senior agree to. Your own transportation is necessary for this opportunity. Through this program, we hope to build community, meet seniors' needs, and help connect neighbors! If you are interested please follow the web link to apply, or email us at mabowitz@cchouse.org.

    Updated: 2 Months Ago, Added: December 10, 2021
  • 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: 2 Months 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: 2 Months 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: 2 Months Ago, Added: November 23, 2021

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