Volunteer at OSUCCC- The James

Application due: March 22nd! Apply now!

The James Cancer Hospital is currently accepting student volunteer applications for the 2019 summer semester! Interview invitations will be sent shortly after the application window closes, in which students will need to provide a letter of recommendation and a copy of their resume. Interviews will be held on April 12th, 2019. Students must be available from May 8th, 2019 to July 26th, 2019 and will volunteer regularly each week, most shifts being 2 hours in length.

Volunteer assignments are base on availability and include:

  • Way finding/escorting
  • Surgery family waiting area
  • Emergency Department
  • Patient care floors
  • Outpatient oncology clinics

For more information on the volunteering position, check The James Cancer Hospital website. The application can be found here

Applications are due March 22nd. 

Internship & Opportunity Fair

 

The 2019 Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair will take place Wednesday, February 27th from 1-5pm in the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom.

More than 110 organizations will be in attendance to recruit! This event is specifically designed for students to find resume-building opportunities for the summer of 2019. Organizations attending will be recruiting for internship positions, part-time and full-time summer jobs, and even volunteer opportunities.

More information about the fair, including a listing of all the organizations registered to be in attendance, can be found on the event’s webpage.

Volunteer with Scientific Thinkers

Interested in helping elementary students gain a better understanding of science? Scientific Thinkers is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on science experience to underrepresented young students.

As a member and volunteer, you will be able to:

  • Teach and mentor students.
  • Make a positive impact on the Columbus community by sharing your knowledge and passion for science.
  • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the STEM field.

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30pm. Carpooling is available to and from the elementary school.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website. To become a member sign up for a mandatory orientation Tuesday, January 15th at 1:00pm.

Volunteer Opportunity

Scientific Thinkers invites STEM students to join their organization.

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization that partners with Columbus Elementary Schools. Through the Scientific Thinkers™ program, undergraduate and graduate students from OSU STEM departments work with teachers and students in First through Fifth grade to encourage students to always be curious and ask questions about the world around them.

The undergraduate and graduate student volunteers gain unique practice at communicating scientific information to those outside the field. They also have an opportunity to reach out to the Columbus community and motivate the next generation of scientific thinkers!

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30PM and on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 PM . Carpooling is available to and from the elementary schools.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website.

Cross World Medics Summer Programs in South Africa!

Cross World Medics is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs. They are offering 1-8 week Medical, Nursing, Midwifery, and Veterinary programs in South Africa! The Cross World Medics program aims to democratize healthy living, but focuses more on clinical experience and community service. Students will be assigned to a clinic or hospital in South Africa to learn about global health initiatives, shadow health professionals, and serve vulnerable communities.

Cross World Medics Interns will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Shadow health professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Distinguish themselves as applicants to medical/graduate school
  • Immerse themselves in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

For  more information on these health programs, visit their Beyond Shadowing Page or apply online with their 2018 Application.

The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018, so don’t wait!

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students

Volunteer Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Experiential Learning Programs for students interested in health care. They are offering two- and four-week Health Innovation programs in South Africa.

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Broaden health care skills in real-world environments.

Sub-Saharan Africa has 1.3% of the world’s healthcare professionals, yet 25% of the world’s disease burden. One Heart Source aims to build a bridge between health services and those who need healing.

Learn more information here.
Apply here, by November 30th, 2017.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Semester of Service

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 8th

The Semester of Service Program is a leadership and service program that gives OSU students the opportunity to serve for a semester with a local nonprofit organization. Students are able to experience valuable insight into the function of community service. Requirements of this program are that the student is able to serve at least one volunteer shift (3-5) hours per week at their assigned nonprofit organization. Students must also be able to attend five workshops throughout the spring 2018 semester.

Preferences service focus areas include youth development, environmental stewardship, access to healthy lifestyles, refugee and immigration services, and food insecurity.

The application is available, and more information can be found online.

 

This opportunity has EXPIRED. For similar opportunities, please visit our opportunities page.

Volunteer Abroad with GIVE

GIVE is an international volunteer organization with diverse service opportunities around the world! When serving as a GIVE volunteer you will be working aside locals, completing projects such as: building schools out of recyclable materials, installing fresh water systems, teaching English, implementing artificial reefs, and helping to protect critically endangered species (such as sea turtles!). You can partner with GIVE and help to empower local communities in Thailand, Laos, Nicaragua, and Tanzania!

Along with the volunteer work, you will also be immersed in the local culture with adventures and excursions. These experiences include, but are not limited to, overnight safaris, hanging out with elephants, sand boarding down an active volcano, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and sharks, surfing, and cave exploration!

Want more info?

GIVE is hosting several information sessions at the Student Union in the Maudine Cow room. These meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd and Friday, August 25th at 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, and 4:30.

We hope to see you there!

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Nicaragua Mobile Clinic

Application Deadline: February 13th

“MEDLIFE is a non-profit international student organization committed to helping underprivileged communities achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty by providing medicine, education, and development to low-income families everywhere. This spring break they are organizing a mobile clinic to Managua, Nicaragua from March 11th – 19th for interested Ohio State student within any major. During this trip, students will have the opportunity to experience the beauty of an incredible Spanish speaking country, work with local health care professionals to provide health care to remote communities surrounding the city, help combat public health issues such as STDs and parasites, as well as complete a development project to improve the lives of the communities the clinic will be working in. This is a great opportunity for pre-health students of all kinds that would like to learn about health care in a developing country.

All MEDLIFE staff and patients speak primarily if not entirely in Spanish, so this is a great way to improve language skills as well as exploring the local culture. If you have any questions about the trip or are looking to apply, please feel free to contact their brigade coordinator Sydney Sillart, at sillart.1@osu.edu

 

 

STEM Elementary Volunteer Opportunity

The Scientific Thinkers program partners with Innis Elementary School to bring OSU undergraduate and graduate scientists into the 1st – 5th grade classrooms. By sending scientist volunteers to teach a hands-on lesson, elementary students are gaining valuable time immersed in the sciences. These lessons are already created and available to volunteers prior to going to the classroom.

Those interested in this opportunity must attend an orientation before going into the school on behalf of the program. The orientation for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, January 17th, at 1:30 pm in 1080 Physics Research Building. RSVP to scientificthinkers@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Even if you cannot attend the orientation, please feel free to contact them if you are still interested in volunteering.

Please note that volunteers would need to be present in the classroom from 2-3 pm on Tuesday’s, but would also need to factor in time for travel to and from the school.

Take a look at their website for information on program coordinators and lesson plans.