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Metro-Erie Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven organization that delivers meals to home-bound senior citizens.
The organization is seeking volunteers who are able to commit to two hours each week, between 10 a.m. and noon, on the weekday of their choice. Volunteers will be reimbursed for the mileage they incur.
To learn more, call Wendy at 452-6930, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit the Erie Meals on Wheels website, http://mealsonwheelserie.org.
I’m a day late and I apologize, but here are this week’s volunteer opportunities:
Tax season is here
The United Way of Erie County is opening 16 Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across Erie County on Wednesday. It is looking for volunteers to fulfill a number of roles at these sites.
Volunteers who prepare basic and intermediate tax returns are certified by the IRS. The United Way encourages those with tax experience to consider this volunteer opportunity. If you do not, training will be provided.
IRS certification is not required for all volunteer roles.