Volunteer Erie

Erie animal rescue group seeks volunteers

   November 9, 2014 6:00 am

Hope for Erie Animal Wellness is seeking new volunteers to help in its mission of providing solutions for animal-related situations of any kind in the Erie region. The group will hold a get-together for anyone interested in volunteering with H.O.P.E. on Dec. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Mud Puppies Self Serve Dog Wash, 3867 Peach St. The…

Jax Stone book drive ends Tuesday

   November 7, 2014 11:17 am

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro’s office is sponsoring a book drive in the memory of Jax Stone, a 9-year-old Erie boy who battled a malignant brain stem glioma tumor before passing away in July. Jax, who attended Tracy Elementary School, loved to read. You can help honor Jax by donating a book — or several books —…

Volunteers sought to help clean up Frontier Park

   October 18, 2014 4:00 am

Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park is seeking volunteers to help maintain the arboretum throughout the fall. Work to be done includes weeding, edging, pruning trees, mulching, picking up trash and the like. If you are age 16 or older and would like to help keep the park maintained and looking good for visitors, go…

Experience Children’s Museum sets volunteer training session

   October 14, 2014 4:00 am

Do you like children? Would you like to help them learn through fun activities? The Experience Children’s Museum at 420 French St. will hold a training session for adults interested in becoming museum docents on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. The docents’ responsibilities include facilitating museum programs and assisting with classes, camps, scout…

Girl Scouts seeking volunteers for Camp Creepy

   October 10, 2014 4:33 am

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers to help prepare Camp Hawthorne Ridge, in Girard, for the upcoming Camp Creepy, as well as to help out during the event on Oct. 25. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, food, setup, tear down, directing cars, helping with games and crafts, and leading participants on the haunted hike….

Community Pet Food Bank seeks donations

   October 9, 2014 4:00 am

The Erie Animal Network/A.N.N.A. Shelter Community Pet Food Bank serves people in need of help feeding their pets due to a temporary financial setback. The food bank is currently in desperate need of donations for this program, which helps keep more pets in their homes, and reduces owner surrender and animal abandonment. If you are able to help,…

Sisters of St. Joseph seeks volunteer receptionist

   October 8, 2014 4:00 am

The Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network is in need of a volunteer part-time receptionist,  about 8 hours a week or less, at 425 W. 18th St., starting as soon as possible. Anyone interested should contact Lora Caldwell, volunteer coordinator at 397-3376 or lcaldwell@ssjnn.org. For more information about the Sisters of St. Joseph Network, visit www.ssjnn.org.

Orphan Angels to hold used book sale this week

   October 7, 2014 4:00 am

Find hundreds of used books in every genre at Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary’s used book sale today, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the social hall at Lake Shore Fire Dept., 5310 West Lake Road.  All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s Phoenix fund for cats with special medical needs. For more information, visit http://orphanangels.weebly.com.

Volunteers needed to help Hooked on Books sort books

   October 4, 2014 5:00 am

On Monday, Hooked on Books for Kids will be receiving 40,000 new books at the Shred-X Warehouse, 2952 W. 22nd St. Volunteers are needed to help unpack and sort books on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Thursday, 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Hooked on Books for Kids works with Erie County’s…

Fun ways to help animal rescue groups this weekend

   October 3, 2014 10:25 am

This weekend offers multiple opportunities to help Erie-area animal rescue groups — and have fun at the same time. Start the weekend with a 3-mile charity walk for the Erie Animal Network’s Community Cat Fund on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Community Cat Fund pays for spays, neuters, vaccinations, shelters and food for stray cats in…