Burton Funeral Homes collecting items for animal rescue group

   December 18, 2014 3:24 pm

Burton Funeral Homes & Crematory is collecting donations for Because You Care small animal rescue organization through noon, Dec. 23. You can drop off your donations at these locations: Burton Funeral Homes: Downtown, 602 W. 10th St. (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon); Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th St. (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.); Girard…

Erie-area animal rescue group seeks volunteers

   December 17, 2014 2:58 pm

H.O.P.E. for Erie Animal Wellness is a community outreach program for owners and their pets. The group, which helps provide solutions for any animal-related situation in the Erie region, is seeking volunteers to help carry out its mission. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, including in-home  volunteers, who build relationships with homes in the…

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…

Orphan Angels seeking hair stylists for Sunday event

   September 30, 2014 12:41 pm

A Fall Hair Cut A Thon on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at  Classic Image Salon, 9125 Ridge Road, Girard, will benefit Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary, a no-kill cat and kitten rescue organization. Haircuts will be given in exchange for a donation to Orphan Angels. If you are a licensed Pennsylvania hair stylist who is willing to to…

Volunteers needed for Audubon’s Enchanted Forest

   September 25, 2014 9:47 am

Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, in Jamestown, N.Y., is seeking a few people to help out at its upcoming Enchanted Forest event on Oct. 3 and 4. Volunteers are needed for both evenings to help with guiding groups of visitors around the trail, kids crafts and cleanup. The program is a family-friendly, educational Halloween…

Orphan Angels seeks volunteer stylists for cutathon

   September 19, 2014 9:41 am

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary is seeking a few licensed hair stylists to cut at a hair cutathon fundraiser for the shelter. The cutathon will take place at Classic Image Salon, 9125 West Ridge Road, Girard, on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are willing to help out at this event, or need more information, please…

Volunteers needed to assist at North East Wine Fest

   September 18, 2014 9:46 am

The North East Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help at the 2014 Wine Festival, which will be held Sept. 27 and 28 in North East’s Gravel Pit, Gibson and Heard parks. Volunteers are needed to work as wine couriers, wine checkers, admissions attendants and souvenier sellers. Each volunteer time slot is two hours….

Volunteers needed to help with Her Times 5K

   September 10, 2014 1:37 pm

The organizers of the Her Times 5K run for women are seeking several volunteers to serve as road marshals and to work at the finish line for the race, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m., at Presque Isle State Park. Volunteers would need to be on-site before the race starts and be able to…

Volunteers needed to help at BYC Walk for Small Animals

   September 3, 2014 12:05 pm

Because You Care’s 19th annual Walk for Small Animals is set for Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Liberty Park on Erie’s Bayfront. The animal rescue group is seeking volunteers to assist with setup starting at 11 a.m.; registration (from noon to 1 p.m.);  serving plates of food from 2 to 3 p.m.;  packing…

Volunteers needed for Beast on the Bay

   August 25, 2014 4:00 am

 Barber Beast on the Bay, Erie’s largest obstacle course challenge, is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s event. It’s set for Saturday, Sept. 6 at Presque Isle State Park. Most volunteer shifts are around three hours long, and the jobs vary so you can select the job that sounds like the most fun…