Volunteers Really Make a Difference

Our food pantry operates daily due to the dedication of our great volunteers. We’d like to take a moment and thank them for all their time spent making OCS a good place to be. Thank You! If you’re interested in volunteering please contact our volunteer coordinator Roas at

Volunteer Appreciation 2019

We celebrated our volunteers by having a Taco Bar luncheon. Here are some lovely things our volunteers had to say —

“It’s a great program and I love it here!” “Working for the people!”

“OCS takes care of the people of Oberlin and I like being apart of that!”

“I like helping out in our community!” “Triad enjoys working with you :)”

“The volunteers from Kendal love to help out at OCS.  Fun :)”

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers that help make OCS feel like home.

You are all appreciated so much!

In memory of Jaqui Willis, 1946-2017

Jaqui Willis was the consummate volunteer. She served on our Board of Trustees for over 20 years, more than any other community member; her tenure covered over one third of the time our organization has been in existence. 

Jaqui was a committed Board Member with a deep understanding of this community. She formed the intersection of several of the complex circles we all know and appreciate as Oberlin. It is those circles that draw us to Oberlin. Jaqui navigated those circles probably better than anyone.  

Oberlin Community Services makes a significant difference in the lives of Oberlin residents as well as those beyond our city limits.  Our name is Oberlin Community Services. The first word in our title is Oberlin. The second word is Community. The third word is Service. 

Jacqui was about all three words. She lived out her commitment to Oberlin, to Community, and to Service. And she will continue to live on in our hearts as we carry on in this community we call home. She will be missed.

We have established an Oberlin Back-to-School school supply drive as a tribute to Jacqui. To donate or find out more, please contact