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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 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. Request Support from Student Activities.


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

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  • Campus: Columbus, Newark

    Hello, my name is Kevin Nahabakomeye and I am a co-leader at Fugees Academy Columbus. Fugees Academy was founded in the Atlanta area in 2006 with the goal of helping our society's most vulnerable people - child survivors of war and displacement - to rebuild their lives. Our model, which you can read more about by following the link, is based on love of soccer, high expectations, and structured support for the students we serve. Our afterschool tutoring program, which is mandatory for all students, is an important part of each day when kids can get homework assistance and practice with foundational skills before they go home for the evening. We are currently in search of volunteer tutors. Volunteers will work 1:1 or with small groups of 6th and 7th grade students, once per week, from 4pm-6pm at our school in the Northland area of Columbus. No experience tutoring is required, but you should have an awareness of positive work habits and study skills, and an interest in supporting the process - not just getting the work done. All tutors must pass a background check and participate in a short orientation before beginning work with the students. Individuals from international backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as it means a great deal to the students to see themselves reflected in the adults they look up to. Anyone interested should email: kevin@fugeesfamily.org with the subject line: INTERESTED IN TUTORING. Please include a resume, a couple of sentences to explain your “why” for wanting to join our team, and which day of the week (M-Th) you have available for this commitment.

    Updated: 5 Months Ago, Added: January 17, 2020
  • Campus: ATI Wooster, Columbus, Marion, Newark

    About The Longest Day (TLD) The Longest Day is the day with the most light - the summer solstice. On this day, thousands of participants from across the world will come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Engagement Committee will be in charge of meeting, coaching and recognizing current participants in The Longest Day to help them reach fundraising benchmarks. Attributes Enthusiasm for the work of the Alzheimer's Association and its mission. Ability to commit sufficient time, as agreed upon with the TLD Committee Chair, to the Volunteer Committee and Engagement Subcommittee. Capable of cultivating and maintaining relationships. Sincere and encouraging in nature. Passionate about The Longest Day and the opportunities it presents to individuals, families, organizations, and companies regardless of their geographical location, size r interests.

    Updated: 5 Months Ago, Added: January 14, 2020
  • Campus: Columbus

    Columbus Metropolitan has 23 Homework Help Centers in Franklin County. Several of these locations would love to see OSU students share their 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. Most branches can accommodate single volunteers, where our busier locations welcome small groups to help out. 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: 5 Months Ago, Added: July 31, 2017
  • Campus: Columbus

    Village in the Ville provides engagement, community, and services to older adults in the Clintonville-Beechwold neighborhood. We're seeking volunteers to help ready members' yard for spring and summer. Tasks are set by each individual member but will likely include cleaning up debris, trimming hedges, cleaning outdoor furniture, and pulling weeds. Equipment and materials provided. This is a great opportunity for groups of all sizes, and we can schedule to make this work for you.

    Updated: More Than 1 Year Ago, Added: April 9, 2019
  • Campus: ATI Wooster, Columbus, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark

    HOMES ON THE HILL IS LOOKING FOR AN AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER FOR 2019-2020 TO BUILD CAPACITY FOR OUR AGENCY. THE VISTA MEMBER WILL HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE APPROVED PROJECTS BASED ON THEIR SKILL SET AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, NONPROFITS, COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, INVESTORS, VOLUNTEERS, AND RESEARCHERS. Our VISTA member will gain experience in: Urban/Community Development Grant Writing Urban Housing Development Community Gardening/Vacant Land Management Program Marketing/Social Media Volunteer recruitment Grassroots organizing & outreach Maintaining and Building Business Partnerships P R O G R A M S T A R T / E N D D A T E S : 6 / 1 0 / 2 0 1 9 - 6 / 9 / 2 0 2 0 Living Allowance (around $1000/month) Relocation Allowance (if eligible) Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Health Coverage *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit: Program Benefits: FOR MORE INFORMATION: Daniel Ruggiero, Program Director at Homes on the Hill ProgramDirector@hoth-cdc.org or 614-275-4663 ext. 104 https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=86488&fromSearch=true Homes on the Hill CDC | (614) 275-4663| www.HOTH-CDC.org http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

    Updated: More Than 1 Year Ago, Added: March 25, 2019