Erie’s Hooked on Books summer 2013 program needs more than 300 volunteers to read to children between June 24 and July 25. Classes take place from 12:05 to 12:35 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except for July 4 and 5).
The Neighborhood Art House provides free classes in the visual, performing and literary arts to at-risk children in Erie. A ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, the mission of the Neighborhood Art House is to enable children to experience beauty, grow in positive self-expression and self-discipline, and develop into full and productive human beings.
Each week, 60 volunteers perform a variety of program-related roles, including teaching, reading, tutoring, and serving as a program or office aide. Others serve on standing committees, develop and assist at fundraisers, read during lunch time for a week in the summer or perform myriad other services.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact the program director at email@example.com or 455-5508.
The Neighborhood Art House is also an approved site for placement of college students who qualify for the PHEAA Off-Campus Community Service Program. For information on this program, contact the executive director at NAH@neighborhoodarthouse.org or 455-5508.
The Sight Center of Northwest Pennsylvania is looking for volunteers to fulfill a variety of its sight-impaired patients’ needs.
According to Get Connected, the center is currently looking for readers and shoppers.
Volunteer readers help patients read mail, tests, newspapers and other publications.
Shoppers accompany patients on shopping trips and help them pick out groceries or personal items.
These are just a couple of the opportunities available at the Sight Center. To learn more or get involved, contact Penny Ohmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.