- Ways to be Engaged
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- Community Organizations
- Faculty and Staff
Direct service is about hands-on involvement and taking action to address issues of immediate need or concern. Direct service can be one-time only projects, an on-going commitment, working with a group, working alone, working in a set location or moving from place to place. Some organizations are considered “direct service providers,” meaning their mission is to meet people’s immediate needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, or medical care. Direct service encompasses anything from visiting with the elderly in a nursing home to trail maintenance in local parks to packing food. We strongly encourage students to engage in an on-going basis to allow for service work to be most meaningful for you and the community agency.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and OSU does not screen, recommend, endorse or sponsor the entities, individuals or events on this list. In no event will OSU be liable for any loss or damage resulting in reliance of the information provided, or participation in the event represented.
If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis and would like a 1:1 consultation with a CCE staff member to learn about our office, tracking forms, resources, and/or local service and volunteering opportunities, please fill out the Consultation Request Form.
Interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis?
Visit the Center for Civic Engagement in Snell 158, on this website or on Facebook. Choose a service opportunity posted on our website, ongoing or one time, that you would like to participate in.
Contact the community agency contact listed to get more information and/or sign up.
Pick up a Service Hour Tracking form from the Center for Civic Engagement in Snell 158 (or you may print it out from our website by going to "forms" on the right-hand tool bar). OR track your hour using our online Hours Tracking webform.
Get out and volunteer!!!
Complete the Service Hour Tracking form and turn into the Center for Civic Engagement in Snell 158 (or drop at the Student Leadership & Involvement Information Desk in Snell 149).