Community Partners

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Community partnerships provide the foundation on which service is provided.  The Office of Service-Learning is committed to the creation of partnerships between Ohio State and the community that benefit community residents and build capacity of community agencies and schools to achieve their mission.

Community Partner Advisory Committee

To further the creation of service-learning programming that is relevant to the community, the Office of Service-Learning works with a Community Partner Advisory Committee. This advisory group has worked with us to create the STEP service-learning and community service opportunities and will be collaborating with us on several projects in the near future. If you’d like to learn more about the Advisory Committee and how you can get involved, please contact us!

Working with Volunteers

The Pay It Forward database assists with the recruitment of Ohio State volunteers. The database allows you to:

  • Identify volunteer needs and projects
  • Track student volunteer sign-up and hours
  • Recruit students for further volunteer opportunities

Sample Policies for Public School Volunteers

Standards for Volunteers Working in Public Schools (PDF)
Outlines expectations for volunteers working in schools.

P-12 Project Guidlines for Public School Volunteer Program Coordinators (PDF)
Outlines responsibilities for volunteer coordinators at schools.

P-12 Project Policy with Respect to Volunteers in the Public Schools (PDF)
Specifies expectations for schools and volunteers in the schools.

Learning and Networking

The Office of Service-Learning offers workshops and lectures where community members can learn more about service-learning and meet potential partners. Check the home page for details on any upcoming events, or use this website to sign up for our listserv.

The Resources page lists sources for more information on service-learning.