IA Scholars Give Back in Annual Community Service Event

Several IA Scholars participated in the annual Community Commitment Pay It Forward event on Saturday, August 26th.  Each year, over 50 community service sites and projects partner with Ohio State for multiple daylong community service projects.  This year, IA Scholars traveled to the  Cat Welfare Association; the association is dedicated to the care of and education about cats and kittens. Our pledge is to cherish, nurture and provide veterinary care for homeless, abused, injured, and abandoned felines.

Volunteer Opportunities: CAUSE and TOPS

CAUSE Application Fall 2015
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.
CAUSE (Community Agency Undergraduate Student Engagement) is a program that seeks to pair Ohio State students with nonprofit agencies to serve as “Project Leads” for a semester-long, service experience.
There are 15 CAUSE Project Lead positions available for the Fall 2015 semester! These positions cover a wide variety of social issues including poverty, hunger, homelessness, etc. Project leads meet regularly with their agencies, and they also have the opportunity to meet with the other project leads on a monthly basis to reflect on their experiences and to get a well-rounded understanding of service. The goals of the CAUSE program are to provide the project lead with a set of skills as well as meaningful service to the agency. Past project leads have helped organizing events, marketing programs, restructuring process, and a whole host of intern-like skills for their host agencies. The application and the positions available can be found here. The application is available until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the two CAUSE chairs, Adam Pelka at pelka.4@osu.edu or Kristen Cowan at cowan.110@osu.edu.

Seeking Volunteer Interns to Work with Individuals with Disabilities
The TOPS program at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center offers individuals ages 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities a unique opportunity to engage in Ohio State academic coursework and work experiences while developing independent living skills and participating in campus and community organizations, social activities and events. We are looking for dedicated individuals to serve as tutors, educational coaches, social coaches, and to engage in a volunteer internship during Fall 2015 with our students. Please contact Mallory Workman at Mallory.workman@osumc.edu for more information.