Conversations to Remember: Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

Conversations to Remember

Conversations to Remember is a nonprofit dedicated towards combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens.

This opportunity is part of their virtual visit program. This program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits. The program provides training about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service. Students are matched based on the times they’re available, with a senior at the same time, and they have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit.

Typically…

  • students volunteer 1-2 hours per week
  • a call lasts up to 1 hour (depending on the senior’s attention span and mood on each day)

Expectations…

  • students volunteer for approximately 16 weeks

You can read more about the program on the Conversations to Remember flyer and website. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to discuss opportunities. Reach out with any questions to Shailey Shah: shailey@conversationstoremember.org.

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 https://u.osu.edu/cemscientificthinkers/. 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 scientificthinkers@gmail.com to schedule a make-up orientation.