James Volunteer Program – Spring 2023 Semester Opportunities

The James is currently looking for volunteers for spring 2023 semester.  If you are looking for the opportunity to support patients and families and grow your communication and interpersonal skills please apply below!


The application will be posted until November 28th.   



Buckeyes Forward Mentoring

Buckeyes Forward Mentoring Program will connect Ohio State undergraduate and Graduate/ Professional students with alumni and community mentors to help students prepare for and propel forward to their future endeavors.

The goal of Buckeyes Forward is to provide Ohio State students with a formal, structured support system that is designed to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging while contributing to students’ personal and professional development. This mentoring program will focus on the next step after graduation, in the individual student’s plan, whether that be continuing their education and earning an advanced degree or beginning a career. By participating in the program, we hope to contribute to students’ personal, professional, and academic development and to provide mentors with a sense of purpose and connection to the Buckeye community.

Students can learn more and apply at go.osu.edu/bfmp.


Pay It Forward applications – NOW OPEN!

Pay It Forward is a cohort made up of 25-30 student chairs who plan, coordinate, and lead service experiences throughout the city of Columbus for over 3,000 Ohio State students a year currently recruiting for the 2022-2023 school year. Pay It Forward works with over 100 non-profit organizations in medical care access, social justice, environment racism, food insecurity and more. The cohort seeks to educate and expose students to avenues of civic engagement in a variety of areas fueled by hope and positivity.  If you’re interested in organizing, community service, community nutrition, public health and other social issues, joining the Pay It Forward cohort could be a great opportunity for you!


Applications are open now and close February 6th for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Questions can be directed to Tabitha Willis at willis.592@osu.edu

Ready to submit your application? Visit go.osu.edu/PIFApplication22


Volunteer: Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center is currently recruiting volunteers for Body Project, Buckeye PAL, Scarlet and Gray Financial Coaching, Wellness Ambassadors, and Wellness Coaching! This is an opportunity to learn more about the Nine Dimensions of Wellness and promote wellness to your peers, learn about topics important to college students’ health and well-being, and gain valuable experiences. Any interested student should complete the Student Wellness Center Volunteer Application by January 30, 2022. No experience is necessary; all selected students will receive training! More information about our programs and contact information can be found on the application.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Ecuador – Summer 2022

Barbara Piperata, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Medical Anthropology Degree Program, has received an NSF International Research Experience for Students award (see flyer attached). The award allows her to take students to Ecuador for a 7-week medical anthropology research project. The experience is fully funded and includes an additional stipend.  The deadline for applications is October 8.

One Graduate and two undergraduate students from Ohio State will be selected to participate in a year-long mentored research process through the NSF funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. Students will be mentored by Dr. Barbara Piperata, and join a cohort of additional undergraduate and graduate students from Texas State and Tulane University as part of an interdisciplinary team of 8 total students . This team of 8 students will be led by Dr. Piperata, one faculty member each from Texas State and Tulane University, and by conservation professionals with the Non-Governmental Organization in Ecuador called Fundación para la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales (known as FCAT) that is housed at the FCAT Biological Field Station and Forest Reserve (https://fcatecuador. org). Together, students will design and conduct interdisciplinary research on conservation projects that promote the wellbeing of the people, plants, and wildlife living in this lowland rain forested region in the foothills of Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

Requirements: US citizenship/permanent residence; Intermediate/Advanced Spanish speaking; enrollment in classes in Fall 2022; Minimum GPA of 3.2.

For full application information, click here.

For more information contact Dr. Piperata at Piperata.1@osu.edu.

Internship: Pre-School Motor Group

I wanted to let you know about an opportunity for students for the fall semester.  I typically run a 10 week motor group at a Columbus preschool – which sadly was on hold last school year – for typically developing students and children being identified.  The group will meet on Wednesday mornings this school year, 8:50-11:30 am, from Oct 6 thru Dec 15 (with the Wednesday before Thanksgiving usually off), and I can accommodate 4-5 students. The internship will be close to 40 hours in total (or possibly more!). I would need a commitment for the entire 3 months, plus an orientation session prior to the start date.  Students interested in pediatric OT or PT are welcome to apply!

OTOHT Preschool Motor Group Internship Program Description 2021

OTOHT Preschool Motor Group Internship Fall 2021

For questions, please contact: otontheotherhand@gmail.com 

Sign Up for the Fall Involvement Fair!

Organizations can sign up to have a presence at the Involvement Fair until July 1. The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 22 from 4-7 p.m. as a live event. While in-person details about the fair are not yet available, organizations can at least expect online engagement, and in-person engagement options will be determined this summer. Details as they become available will be posted on the SIF webpage. Email SIFair@osu.edu with questions.


American Association of University Women E-Board Positions Open

Are you looking for an opportunity to be on an E-board? Do you want to gain leadership experience to grow a new coming student organization? Are you passionate about public policy and the professional development of women in the workplace? Are you dedicated to acknowledging and eradicating the wage gap that intersects multiple identities?

AAUW (American Association of University Women) has e-board applications open and is looking for any and all individuals interested in taking on the responsibility to be part of an organization that is a major resource for students across campus.

Given the current pandemic, all of our meetings and events have been virtual but we hope to engage our community with in-person meetings this fall. This past year, we carried out formal events that consist of salary negotiation workshops, documentary screenings, guest speakers, wellness activities, and more! The AAUW community is a group of empowered women here to support you during your time at Ohio State and beyond.

Check here to apply!

Apply for the Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) program

You can help drive change, share your feedback and ideas as we create an extraordinary experience at Ohio State by applying for the Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) program. Led by Dr. Melissa Shivers, Senior Vice President for Student Life, the program serves as a way for the university to gather feedback and ideas from as many students as possible. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by March 21 at 5 p.m.

For more information visit: go.osu.edu/SEEDsprogram