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 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…

GECAC Volunteer Tutor Open House set for Tuesday

   September 12, 2014 9:55 am

The GECAC Adult Education Program is seeking volunteer tutors to work with adults to improve their reading, math, English or writing skills in order to pass their GED or gain the skills needed to get and keep a job. Volunteers receive training, support and materials to assist them with their students. Volunteers must have at…

Volunteer opportunities abound at Erie County Library

   June 14, 2014 1:00 am

Many of the services the Erie County Public Library provides to the community are made possible thanks to its volunteers. If you have three or more hours a week to give, you can help bring literacy to the children and adults of Erie County. Library volunteer opportunities at the Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., include helping sign patrons…

Summer reading program needs volunteer readers

   May 25, 2014 5:00 am

Volunteers are needed to read with the youth who participate in the Salvation Army’s summer program, which runs from June 16 to Aug. 15. Volunteers are needed on Mondays or Fridays during that period. The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and volunteers can help out at a time that is convenient for them….

SouthernCare Hospice seeks volunteers

   May 18, 2014 5:00 am

SouthernCare Hospice office, in Meadville, needs volunteers to help the office staff  put together packets and fliers, to help with craft and social projects, to read to patients and to help with activities in the nursing homes. By volunteering as little as a couple of hours per month or week, you can provide assistance to patients and…

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…

Hospice seeks volunteers in Erie, Venango and Crawford counties

   March 16, 2014 5:00 am

SouthernCare Hospice, which has its northwestern Pennsylvania office in Meadville, needs volunteers to visit patients and their families and to help with special events, activities and administrative work. Volunteer opportunities are available in Erie, Venango and Crawford counties, and no prior hospice experience is required. Training is provided at a time that is convenient to…

Volunteers needed to read to children at Erie school

   February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Hooked on Books for Kids is looking for adults to read to children in kindergarten through fourth grade on the first Friday of each month during the academic year (September through June) at Wayne School, 650 East Ave. The first Friday reading sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. and usually last until about 10:30 a.m. If…

After-school center in Erie’s Little Italy seeks volunteers

   January 15, 2014 6:00 am

Bethesda Trinity Center, 462 W. 18th St., is looking for volunteers to help with its after-school program. The program, which is for children ages 5 to 12, takes place  Mondays through Fridays, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to assist with activities including, but not limited to, homework; reading groups; career exploration; recreational…