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…

Student volunteers wanted for Ridge Center garden

   September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Attention students! Are you looking for service hours for the 2014-2015 school year? The TREC Garden, located at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, is looking for student volunteers age 16 and older to help with a fall cleanup on two Sundays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12. Cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and…

Sign up to volunteer at Goodell Gardens & Homestead

   June 1, 2014 5:00 am

Goodell Gardens & Homestead, a nonprofit botanical garden and arboretum in Edinboro, relies on volunteers to help put on its many summer activities and events, which include educational programs, a kids concert series, a music series, a weekly farmers market and more. Volunteer opportunities include working as Garden Sprouts aides and kids activities aides, serving…

Volunteer gardeners needed at Ridge Center

   May 23, 2014 5:00 am

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, needs volunteers — adults as well as young people, age 13 and up — to help maintain the Friends of TREC-sponsored gardens during the growing season. No gardening experience is needed. For more information, call Jen Salem, volunteer garden coordinator, at 835-3056 or 833-7424, or send an…

Volunteer opportunities for outdoor lovers at L.E.A.F.

   May 20, 2014 10:16 am

As we get closer to summer, it’s time to think about helping out at one of our beloved outdoor venues — the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park, or L.E.A.F. It’s a completely volunteer organization that is always looking for people interested in helping out. Year-round, volunteers are need to help put on educational events for adults and…

Volunteer gardeners sought

   May 17, 2014 5:00 am

Volunteers are invited to help the Bayfront East Side Task Force plant the first items in its community gardens on Saturday, May 24. Interested volunteers should meet at the garden at East Fourth and Parade streets at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.besterie.org or all Paige Bosnyak at 456-1980.  

Volunteers needed for Erie outdoor cleanup projects

   April 13, 2014 5:00 am

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…

Neighborhood Network seeks volunteers to fill a variety of roles

   April 8, 2014 5:00 am

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…

Erie’s Ridge Center seeks volunteer gardeners

   March 26, 2014 5:00 am

Did you know that the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, has a 5-acre garden that provides a habitat for many species of birds, mammals, insects and native plants? The garden also has a walking path, a number of birdhouses, including a Purple Martin house, and a geocache site. Much of the effort to…

Experience Children’s Museum to hold volunteer orientation session

   March 10, 2014 12:05 am

If you are interested in a fun, creative volunteering opportunity that involves working with children, mark your calendar. The Experience Children’s Museum will hold a volunteer orientation session on March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum, 420 French St., is seeking volunteers 14 and older to assist with education programming, special events and…