Erie Maritime Museum seeks volunteer guides

   June 13, 2014 1:00 am

The Erie Maritime Museum, 150 E. Front St., is looking for volunteer museum guides, or docents. Guides greet museum guests, provide answers and information about exhibits, conduct guided tours of the U.S. Brig Niagara and facilitate visits by school and tourist groups. Museum guides are given reading materials and are required to attend training sessions. Volunteers…

Volunteers needed for Hornby School Museum

   June 11, 2014 1:00 am

The Hornby School Museum, at 10000 Station Road in Greenfield Township, is a restored Victorian-era common school that offers tours and genealogical research. The museum is open to the public on Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m., in June through October.  The museum is seeking volunteers to help operate the facility and give tours during…

Neighborhood walk Saturday to benefit Bethany Outreach Center

   May 29, 2014 5:00 am

Take a walk on Erie’s lower east side on Saturday and you’ll enrich your knowledge of the area and help raise funds for the Bethany Outreach Center, which provides broad-based services to low-income east-Erie families. The Neighborhood Sole Search Walk on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., will start at the Bethany Outreach Center, 254…

Volunteers needed for Erie’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march

   January 2, 2014 3:38 pm

The Bayfront NATO/Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, 312 Chestnut St., is seeking volunteers to help out at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, scheduled for Jan. 20. Volunteers will be needed from 7:15 to 11 a.m. to make, transport and hand out hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts, and to assist with the…

Drake Well Museum to host volunteer recruitment event Tuesday

   April 8, 2013 1:51 pm

Venango County Retired Senior Volunteer Program will hold a volunteer recruitment event on Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Drake Well Museum, 202 Museum Lane, Titusville. RSVP is an organization of volunteers who give their time and expertise to help with numerous community needs. Volunteer opportunities include calling or visiting housebound senior citizens, assisting…

Want to help Erie celebrate Perry 200?

   March 14, 2013 5:31 pm

Help Erie celebrate its heritage by participating in “The Spirit of Erie,”  a community pageant that will pay tribute to Erie’s history as part of this summer’s Perry 200 Commemoration. Auditions for the extravaganza, which will include singing, dancing, historical skits and more, are scheduled Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, at 6 p.m. at the Erie…

Erie County Historical Society needs volunteers

   January 31, 2013 5:06 pm

The Erie County Historical Society, which has its offices at the Erie County History Center at 419 State St. and also runs the Battles Museums of Rural Life in Girard and the Watson-Curtze Mansion and the Erie Planetarium, is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles. Some of the positions available are tour guides/docents…

Volunteers keep Flagship Niagara sailing

   May 4, 2012 12:28 pm

Check out this great video by my colleague Matt Mead about volunteering on the Brig Niagara. For more information, check out this earlier Volunteer Erie post.

Perry 200 Commemoration needs help in celebrating Erie’s history

   March 1, 2012 11:12 am

The flags on the fleet of ships built in Erie for the War of 1812 bore the slogan “Don’t give up the ship.” Two hundred years later, the Perry 200 Commemoration, sponsored in part by the Jefferson Educational Society, urges the Erie community, “Don’t give up the spirit.” The city of Erie played an integral…