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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  • 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: 9 Months Ago, Added: January 14, 2020
  • 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 or 614-275-4663 ext. 104 Homes on the Hill CDC | (614) 275-4663|

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

    Personal Shoppers work directly with clients to help them select available foods and guide them through the pantry. Great job for foodies! HOURS are M-T-W-F 8:30am to 12:00pm; SATURDAY 10:30am to 1pm. CONTACT: to schedule!

    Updated: More Than 1 Year Ago, Added: October 10, 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: More Than 1 Year Ago, Added: March 10, 2018