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.

Looking for a service consultation? The Service Consultation Form is here for you! Our team of trained Pay It Forward members are excited to support you, your organization, department, or group on your service goals. Complete this form for general service inquiries and Pay It Forward will follow-up with you!

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

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14 Opportunities Found


  • Campus: Columbus

    Cornerstone of Hope is a center for grieving children, teens, and adults. In addition to offering individual and group counseling, Cornerstone of Hope offers additional programming through the year including support groups, in-school groups, youth camps, workshops, memorials, and more. Cornerstone of Hope is looking for someone to help share information about upcoming programs and events. See below for additional information. Time commitment: as needed- 2-4 hours o Submit COH events & programs on online platforms o Email COH events & programs to local church bulletins o Mail information about COH events & program to local community agencies o Hang flyers on community bulletin boards o Create targeted list for community outreach

    Updated: 3 Months Ago, Added: November 4, 2020
  • Campus: Columbus

    Upper Arlington Commission on Aging needs volunteers for Senior Service Days to help with raking/blowing leaves, moving patio furniture, removal of screens, cleaning window wells, weeding, watering, planting bulbs, pruning, and mulching. Small hand tools and lawn refuse bags provided. Bring rakes and leaf blowers. Contact Jennifer Sega at 614 583-5326 or

    Updated: 3 Months Ago, Added: November 1, 2020
  • Campus: Columbus

    Upper Arlington Commission on Aging needs volunteers for Snow Angels which help the elderly in Upper Arlington with snow removal. Contact Jennifer Sega at (614) 583-5123 or

    Updated: 3 Months Ago, Added: November 1, 2020
  • Campus: Columbus

    Village Central, the senior program at Central Community House, provides resources and support to older adults hoping to remain in their own homes as they age, while staying connected to the community. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in providing technology support to older adults that will aid in connectivity during this time of social distancing. Helping an aging adult with tasks as setting up a tablet or connecting to the internet can make a BIG impact while providing a fun way to connect with an older neighbor. If you are interested, please contact us for more information and next steps!

    Updated: 4 Months Ago, Added: October 19, 2020
  • Campus: Main Campus

    Consider enrolling in ENGR 2194 this Autumn! This class is a fully online, second-session seven-week, one-credit hour course that will teach mentorship and robotics fundamentals. It will act as a prerequisite for mentoring a team in the Spring semester for college credit. Learn more at Contact FIRST Alumni & Robotics at with questions.

    Updated: 5 Months Ago, Added: September 17, 2020