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.

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

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6 Opportunities Found


  • Campus: Columbus

    The Columbus Walk will be an incredible morning of raising awareness and funds for eating disorder awareness programs, education outreach, and the support of individuals and families. We want to build community, inspire activism, and work with a diverse group of individuals that support NEDA’s goals and interests. This would be a fantastic opportunity to stand with students affected by eating disorders and foster necessary dialogue about eating disorders on campus. The link to register is: Our goal is to garner support in many capacities and raise over $25,000 at the Columbus Walk. NEDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the proceeds aid our programs and services like our toll free, confidential Helpline.

    Updated: Yesterday, Added: March 22, 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: 2 Weeks Ago, Added: March 10, 2018
  • Campus: Columbus

    Volunteer Position Description Volunteer Position: YOP Assistant Program: Youth Outreach Program (YOP) Reports to: YOP Manager Location: YOP Shop, 893 East 11th Avenue, Columbus, OH Time Commitment: 3 hour shift, once per week 6 month minimum commitment Purpose: Be a presence at the YOP Shop so staff can be out in the community. Responsibilities: • Answer phones • Find and file resources • Keep YOP Shop tidy • Interact with young people who come in to YOP Shop • Contact YOP team member if young person comes in and needs something the volunteer needs help with Qualifications: • Must be 18 years of age. • A BCI background check is required. • Personable and have a positive, helpful and engaging attitude towards young people and community members. Possible Internship

    Updated: 6 Months Ago, Added: October 16, 2017
  • Campus: Columbus, Mansfield, Newark

    Volunteers will be matched with a middle or high school student with mild disabilities. You meet once a month at LifeTown in New Albany, from September through May, working through lessons with the same student each time. No previous experience needed, all lessons and training will be provided by LifeTown.

    Updated: 8 Months Ago, Added: August 4, 2017
  • Campus: Columbus

    Columbus Metropolitan has 23 Homework Help Centers in all parts of Columbus that would love to see OSU students join us to provide knowledge and a guiding hand to kids from kindergarten through high school seniors. We especially need help with middle school math. Some branches further from campus have a great need for the influence of college students. If you're available in the late afternoon (from 3 to 6 or 4 to 7) one night a week, it would be great to have your help.

    Updated: 8 Months Ago, Added: July 31, 2017