Volunteer Round-Up: Feb. 27

   February 27, 2012 12:25 pm

February is drawing to a close, and spring is just around the corner (hopefully.) This week’s Volunteer Round-up features opportunities for giving back in the great outdoors. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking for able-bodied volunteers to participate in this year’s Great American Cleanup. The cleanup will run from March 1…

Volunteer Round-up: Feb. 21

   February 21, 2012 11:22 am

Due to Presidents Day, this week’s Volunteer Round-up is a day late, but it’s still chock-full of opportunities. March Forth March is right around the corner and with it comes the March Forth Against Crime 5k Run/Walk on (not surprisingly) March 4. Proceeds go to theĀ  Crime Victim Center, which works to reduce the impact…

Volunteer Round-up: Feb. 13

   February 13, 2012 9:38 am

Happy early Valentine’s Day! In honor of the holiday of love, today’s Volunteer Round-up features opportunities with a heart (or actually, that involve the heart). We’re highlighting volunteer openings at local hospitals and medical facilities. Saint Vincent Health Center Volunteerism has been a part of the Saint Vincent Health Center since its founding 130 years…

Volunteer Round-up: Feb. 6

   February 6, 2012 10:48 am

A former colleague alerted me to an article on GOOD.is asking its readers to research the people and organizations behind the issues about which they are passionate. The task was part of GOOD.is’s #30daysofGOOD campaign. The posting encouraged readers to: Remember, no act is too small. Some people just need a ride to receive cancer…

Volunteer Round-up: Jan. 31

   January 31, 2012 11:17 am

I’m a day late and I apologize, but here are this week’s volunteer opportunities: Tax season is here The United Way of Erie County is opening 16 Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across Erie County on Wednesday. It is looking for volunteers to fulfill a number of roles at these sites. Volunteers who prepare basic…

Volunteer Round-up: Jan. 23

   January 23, 2012 10:09 am

I’m trying something new with Volunteer Erie. Each Monday, I will post a round-up of volunteer opportunities in Erie and Crawford counties. As always, if you have any suggestions, please email me at catherine.cloutier@timesnews.com. 1. Give blood The Community Blood Bank in Erie is still at a dangerously low local blood supply. Dan Desrochers, the…