Volunteer Opportunities

It is the generous gifts of time, talent and treasure that help the College of Nursing provide innovative programs and events, faculty development and student enrichment opportunities. We are grateful for the support of our outstanding alumni, friends and community partners. Here are a few ways you can continue your relationship with us:

Nursing Alumni Society Board Member

The Nursing Alumni Society Board of Governors supports the advancement of the College of Nursing within and beyond The Ohio State University by fostering loyalty, promoting fellowship, and encouraging philanthropy among and between alumni, faculty, staff and students.

Nursing Alumni Society Committee Member


  • Serve as a Regional Ambassador and represent your geographical area
  • Create appreciation programs for sustaining society members

Alumni Programming

  • Assist in planning and promoting signature events: Homecoming, Wine Tasting, etc.
  • Help coordinate programs and activities that engage our diverse alumni population

Young Alumni & Student Engagement

  • Host programs and events for young alumni and students
  • Assist with coordinating the mentorship program

Awards & Nominating

  • Nominate fellow nursing alumni for various awards to improve college recognition
  • Assist in the planning of the Board of Governors slate of nominees
Nursing Alumni Society Mentorship Program

Mentor a current undergraduate, graduate level, or recent graduate of the College of Nursing. This program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the mentor and mentee. The mentor and mentee decide how often they would like to "meet" and if their interaction will be through email, phone, or in person.

5 Under 25

5 Under 25 is an event that brings five Ohio State alumni under the age of 25 back to campus to give current students a glimpse of where their education can take them. The panelists share their undergraduate experience in a specific academic area or extracurricular activity and students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about life after graduation.

Class Chair

Represent your graduation class during a milestone reunion and help promote and plan a class event during Homecoming weekend.

Career Connections Luncheons

Connects College of Nursing alumni with nursing students who have an interest in a similar career path or specialty. As a volunteer, you will meet with a small group of current nursing students in a casual lunch setting to share what you love about your career and what challenges and opportunities new graduates might face in the nursing profession.

Dinner for 12 Buckeyes

Dinner for 12 Buckeyes is one the signature events of the Student-Alumni Council, with the purpose of creating lasting relationships and networking between Buckeyes, past and present. 6 nursing students and 6 nursing alumni will have the opportunity to connect over dinner.

Mock Interviewer

Conduct one-on-one interviews with current nursing students at Newton Hall for the purpose of providing constructive feedback regarding the student’s interviewing skills. Interview questions and guidelines will be provided in advance.

Nursing Young Alumni Blogger

Share your early experiences as a nurse with current students and fellow young alumni.

Become a Preceptor

Supported by our faculty, clinical preceptors volunteer their time to help shape the next generation of nursing professionals.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is sincerely grateful to our clinical preceptors for providing clinical experiences to our nursing students. Their mentorship makes a positive difference in the next generation of nursing professionals. If you are interested in becoming a preceptor or learning more, please contact Courtney Ruffalo Miller, clinical placement manager, at CON-ClinicalPlacement@osu.edu.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, contact Colleen Pelasky, director, alumni and constituent engagement at pelasky.3@osu.edu or (614) 688-2255.