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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Recommended guidelines for volunteering can be found at 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.

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, Faculty, and Staff

If you do not yet have an account, select "Sign Up" in the upper right corner of our Give Pulse page using your OHIO email address.

If you are a regional campus student, please also become a member of your regional campus subgroup to find opportunities in your community by selecting "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, check out this series of helpful GivePulse tutorial videos. For students and organizations just getting started, Basics of GivePulse -- For Community Partners and Students/Volunteers can be helpful.


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

Community-Based Internships

The Community-Based Internship Program connects students to nonprofit and public sector organizations to engage in mutually beneficial internships that provide students with high impact experiential learning opportunities and provide community partners with tangible outcomes that directly benefit the southeast Ohio region.


This program is not currently accepting applications. Check back later, sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on social media @OHIOengagement for updates!

Students interested in additional (both paid and unpaid) local opportunities can find internships posted by nonprofits and government agencies on Givepulse

Real Impacts: Stories of Past Community Based Interns

Check out our Youtube Playlist to learn more about past interns and the projects they worked on with our community partners.

2019: Read about the Pilot Cohort 

2020: Read about the 2020 Cohort