Ohio State's Volunteer Database
Opportunities on campus such as timing swim meets. Type in Columbus, Ohio and then hit search, will pull up all of the opportunities in the Central Ohio area. More information online.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Docents, educational program volunteers, volunteer ushers. Find out more.
Columbus Gives Back
Events in November include meal packing, baking cookies, building things, etc.
Lutheran Social Services (Formarly "Hands on Central Ohio")
Gives some one-time volunteering events. More information.
Neighborhood Services, Inc.
Conveniently located within walking distance of campus. Very flexible with scheduling and don't require a formal orientation or long term commitment. Open for volunteers Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Food Collective
Food-bank volunteering. They are always looking for volunteers and have multiple locations! Find out more.
Ronald McDonald House
Provide places to stay, food, etc. for families with children in hospitals. They have a few different options for ways to help, pretty flexible. Details online.
Drop-in center for homeless youths in Central Ohio. Orientation-required involvement as well as basic volunteering that does not require short orientation. More information online.
Home for Families
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Assemble furniture for people in need, call or email to schedule appointment. Find more information.
Life Care Alliance - Meals on Wheels
Assist in meal-packing. Short application required.
Pets Without Parents
Caring for pets, hands-on. Find out more.
Address cat overpopulation, volunteer for hands-on jobs.
4 Paws for Ability
Definitely a more long-term option, requires an application and orientation but you get to help train service dogs around campus, super easy way to get your hours in. Find more information.
Therapy for kids through horses. Number of different tasks.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
After-school tutoring. More information online.
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)
A more selective process, more long-term. Additional information online.
Therapeutic golf for people with neurological conditions. Find out more.
Temporary residence for families of patients at the Wexner Medical Center who do not live in Franklin County. Housekeeping, landscaping and cooking opportunities.
Lutheran Social Services: CHOICES
Provide meals and services to victims and families of domestic abuse.