Help letter carriers stamp out hunger

By | April 16, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

On May 10, the letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service will help Stamp Out Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items for local food banks, including Erie’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Volunteers are needed to help pick up the food items left by community residents near their mail boxes. Volunteers will be given… View Article

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Volunteer at Erie-area hospice for fulfilling experience

By | April 15, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Heartland Hospice recently celebrated National Volunteer Week by recognizing the contributions of its dedicated hospice volunteers and encouraging community members to become volunteers. Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help to hospice patients. Volunteers can decide which tasks they are comfortable performing. Some tasks may include running errands for patients and families; staying… View Article

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Volunteer to help at Erie-area summer fitness events

By | April 14, 2014 9:54 am | 0 Comments

 

The Erie Sports Commission is seeking volunteers to help out at four major events this summer, including the Zombie Run, the Color Run, the Biggest Loser RunWalk and the Life’s a Beach Triathlon. The Zombie Run includes two events on May 17, both at Lake Erie Speedway in North East. The Zombie Run: Extreme takes… View Article

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Volunteers needed for Erie outdoor cleanup projects

By | April 13, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

United Way’s Days of Caring is an annual Erie event in which volunteers help spruce up outdoor spaces of local community centers and nonprofits. Projects are scheduled around the city between April 19 and 30 to help neighborhood groups, schools and nonprofit agencies get ready for warm-weather activities. The work typically involves outdoor yard work such… View Article

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Erie volunteer recognized by state historical commission

By | April 12, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Chuck Christensen, who volunteers at the Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara, was one of 20 volunteers from around the state honored at the annual Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Volunteer of the Year ceremony at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on April 5. Each of the historic sites and museums on… View Article

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Horse rescue group needs help with spring cleanup

By | April 11, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton is a nonprofit horse rescue center that depends on donations, grants and sponsorships to provide care, rehabilitation and training for horses that have been neglected or abused, and find them new adoptive homes. On April 26, from noon to 4 p.m., Bright Futures Farm will celebrate the American Society  for… View Article

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Edinboro Triathlon needs volunteers

By | April 10, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

The County Y in Edinboro is seeking volunteers to help put on the 28th annual Edinboro Triathlon, which will be held on May 31 in Edinboro. Volunteers are needed on Friday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. to distribute race packets and T-shirts at packet pickup  and help with late registration at Charlie’s Pub… View Article

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Are you a volunteer? This is your week!

By | April 9, 2014 5:00 am | 2 Comments

 

April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week, when the nation recognizes the many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our nonprofit and charitable organizations going. Throughout Erie County and the surrounding area, hundreds of groups rely on volunteers to feed the hungry, rescue stray animals, help clean up our natural resources, and take… View Article

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Neighborhood Network seeks volunteers to fill a variety of roles

By | April 8, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

If you’re looking for a way to help make a difference in the local community, you don’t need to look further than Erie’s Neighborhood Network sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The organization, located at 425 W. 18th St., provides numerous services to people of all ages in the community, and it has a variety… View Article

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Orphan Angels to hold “bar wars” benefit

By | April 7, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

“Bar Wars,” on April 23, from 8 to 11 p.m. at TGIFridays Restaurant, 6755 Peach St., will benefit Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary. Participants are invited to purchase a seat in the restaurant’s bar area and then bid on drinks the bartenders create. All of the proceeds will go to the Millcreek-based cat shelter. If you… View Article

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