If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, we welcome you to join us and appreciate your willingness to help! Please call 440-774-6579 to let our volunteer coordinators know you’re coming.
Recurring Volunteer Needs
Second Saturday Distribution
What? Help us at our large monthly weekend distribution– we will especially need help stocking food items, breaking down boxes, helping people with their groceries to their cars, setting up tables and chairs, and directing traffic. Some seated volunteer opportunities available. Please wear close-toed shoes. Some work is outdoors and some work is indoors.
When? Every second Saturday of the month, volunteers needed 9am-2pm.
Where? 285 S. Professor St (Oberlin Community Services)
Our next Second Saturday Distribution is January 14th. We need volunteers from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 11:30am to 2:00pm. If you can’t make it out on Saturday, we also need help on Friday afternoon setting up.
As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about the garden! We will have a garden meeting at the end of the month to do some planning and get started gardening! Please let me know if you are interested in gardening this season. It’s a great chance to get outside, get kids involved with OCS, and help us to grow our own food.
We still really need more pantry volunteers on Tuesdays, morning and afternoon.
Also, OCS has a bike loaner program, and we always need bike mechanic assistance on an ongoing basis. If you think that you could do that, let us know!
Ways to Learn About Volunteer Opportunities
Hands on Northeast Ohio
This website run by the United Way’s Lorain County Volunteer Connection has many listings of volunteer opportunities in Lorain County.
Oberlin College GetConnected
This website run by the Bonner Center for Service and Learning at Oberlin College also has many listings for volunteer opportunities and events in the area. Those affiliated with Oberlin College and not affiliated are welcome to join and participate.
You can learn more about volunteering at OCS by visiting this page.