About Getting Involved . . .

All for Good


All for Good is a hub for volunteerism and community service on the Internet, and a service of Points of Light. We envision the site as a meeting place for organizations and individuals, providing a communal platform that allows people to see where change is needed, and makes it easy for them to engage. Powered by the largest online database of volunteer opportunities, All for Good is connecting Americans with nonprofits both large and small.

Hands On Central Ohio


HandsOnCentralOhio is a central Ohio organization that matches volunteers who want to give back to their community to a variety of community service opportunities.

The US Senate Youth Program


Two students from each state are selected to spend a week in Washington, D.C. experiencing government in action. Delegates attend meetings and briefings with senators, cabinet members and other government officials. Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship. All expenses are paid including transportation, hotel accommodations and meals. More information about this program and eligibility requirements are available at this site. Application information can be obtained by emailing Dwight Groce, Social Studies Consultant, at the Ohio Department of Education, Dwight.Groce@education.ohio.gov.



In April 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Both President Obama and former President Bush strongly encourage civic engagement. President Bush created the USA Freedom Corps, and President Obama encourages the same work through SERVE.GOV, a part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. This site has resources for participating in these initiatives and creating your own service project.

What Kids Can Do


Learn how students are working with teachers and other adults on projects that combine powerful learning with public purpose.


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 Kids Voting Central Ohio

 A program of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

 2080 Citygate Dr.

 Columbus, OH 43219