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Volunteer to help at Erie-area summer fitness events

By | April 14, 2014 9:54 am | 0 Comments


The Erie Sports Commission is seeking volunteers to help out at four major events this summer, including the Zombie Run, the Color Run, the Biggest Loser RunWalk and the Life’s a Beach Triathlon. The Zombie Run includes two events on May 17, both at Lake Erie Speedway in North East. The Zombie Run: Extreme takes… View Article

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Volunteers needed for Erie outdoor cleanup projects

By | April 13, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments


United Way’s Days of Caring is an annual Erie event in which volunteers help spruce up outdoor spaces of local community centers and nonprofits. Projects are scheduled around the city between April 19 and 30 to help neighborhood groups, schools and nonprofit agencies get ready for warm-weather activities. The work typically involves outdoor yard work such… View Article

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Are you a volunteer? This is your week!

By | April 9, 2014 5:00 am | 2 Comments


April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week, when the nation recognizes the many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our nonprofit and charitable organizations going. Throughout Erie County and the surrounding area, hundreds of groups rely on volunteers to feed the hungry, rescue stray animals, help clean up our natural resources, and take… View Article

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at Brewerie, raise funds for United Way

By | March 4, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments


Today is Mardi Gras — also known as Fat Tuesday. You can celebrate tonight at Brewerie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St., and help raise money for the United Way of Erie County. Starting at 5 p.m., patrons can enjoy Cajun cuisine and Dixieland jazz  – plus Brewerie’s special “Big Easy” Belgian ale —… View Article

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Learn about volunteer opportunities at lunch session

By | February 26, 2014 5:43 pm | 0 Comments


Interested in volunteering for a local organization, but not sure how to get started or where your talents can best be used? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Nonprofit Partnership, which has partnered with the United Way of Erie to sponsor Get Connected, a website that matches volunteers with needs,… View Article

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How will you celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week?

By | February 10, 2014 5:53 pm | 0 Comments


This week (Feb. 10-16) is International Random Acts of Kindness Week. While we should each make an effort to practice kindness every day, this week is nice reminder to break from your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day. Need some ideas?  Why not volunteer with a… View Article

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Junior League of Erie seeks nominations for volunteers of the year

By | January 23, 2014 3:23 pm | 0 Comments


The Junior League of Erie is seeking nominations for a 2014 Recognizing Achieving Volunteers in Erie Volunteer of the Year Award. In conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the JLE will present two awards on April 29 at the Bayfront Convention Center. This year’s R.A.V.E. Awards are being celebrated in partnership with Get Connected, an initiative… View Article

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Looking for a job? Volunteer!

By | January 4, 2014 6:00 am | 0 Comments


If you need another reason to consider volunteering, here’s one: A recent study, “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” by researchers at the Corporation for National and Community Service, found that active volunteers were 27 percent more likely to get a job than nonvolunteers. And the relationship held stable across gender, race, ethnicity, age, location, and unemployment rate…. View Article

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Resolve to volunteer in 2014

By | December 31, 2013 6:00 am | 0 Comments


Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again: Time to think about how we can make ourselves and our communities better in 2014. Here’s my suggestion: Make an effort to volunteer, at least occasionally, or even better — regularly. Volunteering doesn’t just benefit the group, organization, person or institution you help. It will do… View Article

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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… View Article

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