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Volunteer Opportunities

*Recommended Fall 2020 guidelines for volunteering can be found here: Engage Safely During COVID-19

Register for GivePulse

Are you a student looking for community engagement opportunities? Or an organization looking for volunteers for a service project? Visit GivePulse, our new online platform to help us connect our community! 

GivePulse can be used by students and community members to find and recruit for volunteer opportunities, service projects, community-based internships, and other community events posted by our affiliate organizations. For community partners, GivePulse can be used as both a volunteer management and donor management platform, and is accessible free of cost.

How to Get Started:

Community Partners

If your organization does not have an account on GivePulse, please register your organization as a Group here: https://ohio.givepulse.com/join 

If you are a regional campus partner, please affiliate with your regional campus by clicking the "Affiliate" icon on the right:

After joining, you are able to add events and begin recruiting volunteers!

Students, Staff & Faculty

If you do not yet have an account, click Sign Up in the upper right corner of our homepage using your ohio.edu email addresshttps://ohio.givepulse.com/group/292281-Ohio-University-Center-for-Community-Engagement

If you are a regional campus student, please also become a member of your regional campus subgroup to find opportunities in your community by clicking "Become A Member" at the top of the screen. Opportunities with regional community organizations will be listed on the relevant regional campus homepage:

Once you've registered, you can start browsing and registering for engagement opportunities!

Student Organizations

Student organizations can also browse and access the events and projects posted to GivePulse by our community partners under the Service tab on Bobcat Connect.

Additional Support:
For detailed guidance, we recommend checking out this series of helpful tutorial videos from GivePulse. This is a great one for students and organizations just getting started:

More questions? We're here to help!

Make an Appointment with the CCCE (Select GivePulse Support)

Or reach out to Courtney, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, directly at lefebvrec@ohio.edu or 740-597-1206.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement encourages Bobcats to follow social distancing health and safety guidance from the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health. Local opportunities for remote volunteers will continue to be hosted on GivePulse for students and community partners. To learn more about remote service opportunities please visit our Coronavirus resource page.

If you're a community partner interested in hosting a team of volunteers with us, please reach out to us at communityengagement@ohio.edu

Volunteers help clean the back garden located at The Dairy Arts Barn during Athens Beautification Day on Sunday, April 22th 2018.