Community partnerships are foundational to our work in Community Engagement & Leadership. Reciprocity is a cornerstone to our approach and we view our community partners as co-educators in creating meaningful learning experiences for students that also benefit our community. We aim to foster social responsibility, build leadership skills, and address community-identified needs.

Community Partners are encouraged to submit opportunities to be included in our volunteer service & community engagement opportunities database.  Students and the public use this database to find ways that can be involved in the community, from an ongoing service position to one-time volunteer events.

   Submit Engagement Opportunity

Please use this form if you are a nonprofit, local government agency, or campus-based organization (OSU department, sponsored student organization, etc.) seeking volunteers or participants in a civic engagement activity.

  • Complete all required fields (marked with an asterisk), knowing that the more details you provide the better matched your participants will be!

  • Use third person when completing the form. (e.g. "Community Engagement & Leadership is looking for" rather than "We are looking for...").

  • Please note that if a student with a disability contacts our office with interest in your opportunity and to request accommodations, we will reach out to you to work out all possible accommodations. Furthermore, opportunities posted via Community Engagement & Leadership should be welcoming and affirming to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, age, ability, body image, socioeconomic status, marital status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, and political affiliations, etc. and uphold the OSU nondiscrimination policy.

  • Looking to post jobs or internships for OSU students? The Career Development Center supports all job and internship postings for OSU students. Learn more on the Career Development Employers page or by contacting Elizabeth Simmons at 541-737-4599 or [email protected].

Please contact us with any questions via email at [email protected] or phone at 541-737-3041.

Engagement Types

  1. Community Engaged Learning and Research: Connecting coursework and academic research to community-identified concerns to enrich knowledge and inform action on social issues.
  2. Community Organizing and Activism: Involving, educating, and mobilizing individual or collective action to influence or persuade others.
  3. Direct Service: Working to address the immediate needs of individuals or a community, often involving contact with the people or places being served.
  4. Philanthropy: Donating or using private funds or charitable contributions from individuals or institutions to contribute to the public good.
  5. Policy and Governance: Participating in political processes, policymaking, and public governance.
  6. Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility: Using ethical business or private sector approaches to create or expand market-oriented responses to social or environmental problems.
  7. Meetings/Events: Community organization hosted meeting or events that don't fit into one of the above engagement types. 

Campus & Community Partners