Erie Multicultural Center seeks volunteers to fill many roles

   June 19, 2014 1:00 am

The Erie Multicultural Community Resource Center relies on volunteers to provide a variety of educational, employment and other programs and services for Erie’s immigrant and refugee populations. Individuals and groups are always needed to help on a one-time or an on-going basis. Opportunities for volunteers include classroom aides, maintenance, housekeeping, website management, client support roles,…

Refugee ministry needs volunteers to teach classes

   May 13, 2013 7:44 pm

The Catholic Diocese of Erie’s Office of Catholic Refugee Ministry works to connect refugees in the Erie area with resources to help them attain self-sufficiency and become contributing members of the community. One of the most important of these services is providing classes through which refugees learn to speak English, acquire necessary practical skills and become acquainted…

Mercyhurst needs donations for global gifts fair

   February 21, 2013 1:29 pm

  Mercyhurst University and the House of Mercy will host a global gifts fair on March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the university’s Carolyn Herrmann Student Union. The fair will showcase handcrafted original works of art, including jewelry, woodcarvings and knitted and woven items, made by area refugees from Europe, Africa and the…

St. Benedict Education Center thrift store seeks volunteer staff

   August 14, 2012 10:58 am

St. Benedict Education Center is looking to staff its store, Treasures & Such, with volunteers. The store caters to families enrolled the education center’s work program, many of whom are refugees. Participating families can use “Bennie Bucks” earned in the program to purchase a variety of gently used clothing and household goods. Volunteers would work…

Catholic Charities recruits volunteers for refugee resettlement picnic

   August 7, 2012 12:16 pm

The Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program is welcoming new refugees to Erie at its annual Refugee Picnic. The picnic is located at the Cook House Pavilion at Presque Isle State Park on Sept. 15. Volunteers are needed to set up, direct traffic, lead games, crafts and nature walks and patrol the beach. From Catholic Charities…