SOE Opportunities - Citizenship
Vision Statement: We envision a Greek community that recognizes the value and significance of connecting to the larger community, that develops a strong sense of community through service and philanthropic efforts to serve the needs of others, and that instills a spirit of citizenship and responsibility among members.
Definition: The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a sense of citizenship for the common good. One of the hallmarks of citizenship is community service. The sorority and fraternity community at The Ohio State University exemplifies the highest principles of our University by committing ourselves to hands-on community service and encouraging an environment where each chapter can give its members the opportunity to serve the greater community.
In addition to hands-on community service, chapters are encouraged to participate in philanthropic activities and report donations to the Ohio Union. It is highly recommended that chapters complete hands-on community service related to philanthropic efforts.Chapter Responsibilities:
Citizenship SOE Opportunities
OSU’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.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Docents, educational program volunteers, volunteer ushers.
Columbus Gives Back
Events in November include meal packing, baking cookies, building things, etc.
The full calendar of their events can be found here:
Link to their EventBrite page where you can sign up:
Hands on Central Ohio
Gives some one-time volunteering events.
Food-bank volunteering. They are always looking for volunteers and have multiple locations! Link with more info here:
Sign up here, there are multiple opportunities daily:
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. Link here:
Drop-in center for homeless youths in Central Ohio. Orientation-required involvement as well as basic volunteering that does not require short orientation. More info here:
The Homeless Families Foundation
Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness. Short application required, can pick time-slot immediately.
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Assemble furniture for people in need, call or email to schedule appointment, find more info here:
Life Care Alliance- Meals on Wheels
Assist in meal-packing. Short application required.
Serving Our Neighbors Ministries
Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-8:00 pm between October 4-April 25. Volunteers can come whenever is convenient for them after attending a brief orientation! 15 minutes from campus. opportunities to volunteer with immigrant families that are struggling to learn English and provide for their families. Volunteers can select whether they want to work with infants, preschoolers, middle-schoolers, or high-schoolers. There are opportunities in homework tutoring, arts and crafts, sport activities, childcare, technology education, and more.
Pets Without Parents
Caring for pets, hands-on.
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!
Therapy for kids through horses. Number of different tasks.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)
A more selective process, more long-term.
Therapeutic golf for people with neurological conditions.
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.