News & Events at OCS

Calling all volunteers! Volunteer training will be held at OCS this Thursday, October 19th from 5:30-6:30 pm. We'd love to see you. Our success depends on YOU!

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Save the date! Summer produce distributions, coming up, September 28th and October 26th. Lots of fresh veggies to choose from!


Saturday food distribution

Saturday, October 10th is our next Saturday food distribution! Anyone in Lorain county is welcome to come pick up food (just bring a photo ID!). If you'd like to pick up food, our doors will be open from 10:30 AM -1:00 PM.

If you'd like to volunteer for the distribution, we need help on Friday August 11th from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM and on Saturday August 12th in two shifts: from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

You're welcome to both pick up food and to volunteer on Saturday, but if you'd like to do both, please arrive before 9AM.

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Your move! OCS now has a FREE bike rental program. Check out a bike at @Oberlin Community Services any time between 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday! Please bring an ID. #CreatingHealthyCommunities#LiveHealthyOberlin #YourMoveOH #YourMoveOberlin


check out OUR New adaptive trikes!

Special thanks to our partners at Lorain County General Health District and SWERVE bike shop in Oberlin!

Oberlin gets state recognition in pursuit of health

The city’s pursuit of the state’s Healthy Community Award is having a positive effect on residents in and around Oberlin.

Last year, Oberlin was one of about a dozen municipalities in the state to receive the award from the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Creating Healthy Communities. 

Read more at:

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Community Foundation of Lorain county names cynthia H. Andrews new leader

Oberlin Community Services is delighted to share the news: The Community Foundation of Lorain County Board of Directors has named Cynthia H. Andrews as its incoming president and CEO. 

Read the article in the Morning Journal >

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OHS interact

Presenting the OCS story to Oberlin High School Interact students. Along the way, recruiting some new volunteers!

WOMEN In sustainable employment

See the flyer about the WISE Pathways Program Explorations Course, held September 12th-October 14th at OCS.

The WISE Program is a Career Pathways program that encourages women to explore non-traditional careers. The program provides help with resume writing, mock interviews, peer support and access to the supportive services offered by the WE3 Collaborative (Women Empowered, Educated and Employed), Lorain County JVS, Lorain County Community College and Ohio Means Jobs-Lorain County. WISE provides training that leads to a new career or improves the quality and pay of  a current job.

Leadercast women's conference

Calling all women entrepreneurs and potential leaders! Are you powered by purpose? Join us at Leadercast Women. This is a day geared for women and presented by women leaders. A day of learning about leadership, October 5th. See details about Leadercast at



In honor of former board member and community volunteer Jacqui Willis, OCS was able to provide school supplies for students at our annual Back2School event. Many thanks to community members and organizations for their support!

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In the Morning Journal... 

Oberlin Community Services plans demonstration of seed saving.

The public is invited to learn how to save seeds from fruits and vegetables at a program taking place noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 6; or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27; at the Oberlin Public Library, 65 South Main St.

Seed saving workshops in september

Join us in September for seed saving workshops. Learn about the importance of seed saving and join the network of other seed savers in Oberlin!