Clinical Opportunity for Bilingual Pre-Health Students

The Community Interpreter (TCI) is the leading program for medical interpreters in the US. This 40-hour program is highly interactive, skills-based, and incorporates the latest advances in the field.

This program typically costs $375-690, but Vocalize Columbus is holding a session in May 2023 completely free of charge. This session will be held virtually over two weekends in May.

Please note that all interpreters trained in this session must then volunteer remotely with Vocalize Columbus for at least 25 hours within 6 months.

Sign up by April 14th 11:59pm EST.

For those who cannot attend the session in May, Vocalize Columbus offers a scholarship for a 40 hour asynchronous training accreditation.

Vocalize Columbus is a growing nonprofit organization led by students at OSU striving to improve access to free medical interpretation services for Columbus free clinics.

You are invited to join the new members GroupMe for important updates and next steps.

Volunteer Opportunity at Columbus Elementary Schools

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization and volunteer program here at The Ohio State University. Through Scientific Thinkers, OSU students have the opportunity to positively impact the Columbus community by sharing their knowledge with elementary students by way of interactive lessons and experiments. The schools the organization serves are comprised largely of underrepresented minority students in STEM and have limited STEM resources within their school. Scholars students can benefit from joining Scientific Thinkers by gaining experience in teaching a unique age group, increasing their leadership skills, and expanding their ability to communicate their knowledge of STEM topics to a variety of age groups.

The program is highly rewarding and is a great way to complete community service and outreach requirements. More information can be found at Students can view the program calendar and determine if their availability works. If students are interested they should attend a mandatory orientation on Wednesday,  February 1 at 1:00 PM in 1080 Physics Research Building. Interested students may also email to schedule a make-up orientation.