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Volunteer opportunities abound at Erie County Library

By | June 14, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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Summer reading program needs volunteer readers

By | May 25, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

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….


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SouthernCare Hospice seeks volunteers

By | May 18, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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Neighborhood Network seeks volunteers to fill a variety of roles

By | April 8, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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Hospice seeks volunteers in Erie, Venango and Crawford counties

By | March 16, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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Volunteers needed to read to children at Erie school

By | February 13, 2014 6:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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

By | January 15, 2014 6:00 am | 0 Comments

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…


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Barnes & Noble holds book drive for Erie County children

By | December 11, 2013 5:01 pm | 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble customers can donate books to children in need during the store’s annual holiday book drive, which runs through Jan. 1. This year, the store is partnering with the United Way of Erie County to help distribute the donated books throughout the county. In addition, Barnes & Noble will host a fundraiser on Sunday…


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Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home seeks volunteers

By | November 6, 2013 1:29 pm | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, 560 E. Third St., needs volunteers to help with daily bingo games. Volunteers assist residents by helping manage bingo cards, calling numbers and confirming winning numbers. In addition, there is always a need for people to visit with the home’s residents. Visitors can brighten residents’ days by playing games…


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Erie Downtown Y seeks volunteer mentors for preschool and pre-K programs

By | October 22, 2013 12:47 pm | 0 Comments

The Erie Downtown Y, 31 W. 10th St.,  is seeking active older adults to lend a hand as mentors in its preschool and pre-K classrooms. Mentors help out with art projects, active play, reading and other hands-on classroom activities. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from either 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m….


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