Office of Service-Learning Support for Learning through Service

Resources for Online Service-Learning

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and changes to the academic process, we are committed to continuing Ohio State’s academic mission.  The high impact practice of service-learning can continue in a virtual teaching and learning environment.  Below is a collection of resources to help you find new ways to engage.

Work with your existing partner to find useful projects that can be completed remotely.  We recommend you contact your service site leaders to discuss if there is potential for students to be able to support their team remotely or if your existing projects can be transitioned to a remote format.  Some possible remote activities to discuss with your partner organization(s) include:

  • data entry
  • conducting background research or gathering best practices or other information requested by partners or clientele
  • setting up, recording, or streaming online performances, workshops, or other resources to benefit community partner
  • creating digital or social media content, program materials, or other methods for information-sharing
  • communicating with clients/patients to mitigate feelings of isolation
  • mentoring or tutoring
  • undertaking assessment, evaluation, or feedback via phone or web-based services

As always, we want our partnerships to remain mutually beneficial.  We recommend instructors remain flexible and understanding if your partner organizations are no longer able to accommodate student volunteers at this time.  If your current community partner is not able to accommodate remote engagement, there may be other activities you can include in your course.

Suggestions for Remote Service Activities

There are many other online project listings to browse to find the right project for your course:

As always, the Office of Service-Learning is here to support you.  Please feel free to email with specific questions or concerns.