Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Information for Volunteer Opportunities

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DeKalb Area Retirement Center
2944 Greenwood Acres Drive
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Phone: (815) 756-8461
Email: cbuehler@oakcrestdekalb.org

Volunteers of all ages and all walks of life may choose from a wide variety of programs and events. At Oak Crest, the social, cultural, and recreational programs as well as our woodworking/craft room, exercise area, library and garden provide you, your friends, or your family with endless volunteer choices and opportunities.  Make new friends while gaining companionships with new and wonderful individuals. Whatever your interest, Oak Crest has a program that is right for you. Oak Crest volunteers enjoy social opportunities by coordinating and participating in special events with other volunteers including parties, dances, luncheon outings, community plays, concerts, and much more. The opportunities here are endless.

Examples of some Volunteer Opportunities, include:

  • Letter Writing
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Sing-along
  • Reading to Residents
  • Art Therapy Activities
  • Special Events
  • Baking for Special Events
  • Clerical
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Shoppe
  • Library/Resource Room
  • Day Trip/Overnight
  • Plant Care
  • Photography


Oak Crest appreciates volunteer time and effort. We offer you the opportunity to become involved so that you can feel the sense of fulfillment that comes from giving to others. Come and experience Oak Crest, the most unique and complete retirement community in DeKalb County. We offer flexible and personalized volunteer opportunities. We think you’ll get as much out of the volunteer program as you pour into it. Ask any one of our volunteers and they’ll tell you that this is an experience your whole family can share, working together to tell someone “we care.”