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…

Prep/Villa theater program seeks volunteers

   September 23, 2014 3:17 pm

The Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy MVP Theatre Arts Program is seeking set builders; costume designers; artists; props, publicity, marketing and poster designers; orchestra members; fight coordinators; technical lighting and sound designers; stage crew members; student directors and choreographers; makeup artists; and flying directors to help make its 2014-15 season a success. Productions planned this season…

Student volunteers wanted for Ridge Center garden

   September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Attention students! Are you looking for service hours for the 2014-2015 school year? The TREC Garden, located at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, is looking for student volunteers age 16 and older to help with a fall cleanup on two Sundays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12. Cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and…

Volunteer to help at Camp Sherwin’s Apple Fest

   August 12, 2014 5:00 am

Camp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City, is looking for numerous volunteers to help at the 2014 Apple Fest, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18. Volunteer jobs available include: On Friday, Oct. 17: Painting lines for the parking lot on Friday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Setting up the concession area and…

Bike ride Sunday at Presque Isle to raise funds for kids’ bicycle charity

   June 24, 2014 1:03 am

Join Cody’s Ride of Hope on Sunday at Presque Isle State Park, and help brighten the lives of sick children. The event is a bike ride to benefit Cody’s Wheels Of Hope, a nonprofit organization that accepts donations in order to buy bicycles, riding toys and safety helmets for children with life-threatening diseases. The ride…

Downtown Y seeks volunteers for basketball tournament

   June 18, 2014 1:00 am

The Downtown Y is looking for volunteers to help out at the third annual Highmark Downtown Showdown Outdoor 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. Volunteers are needed for setup, registration, scorekeeping and timekeeping, bracket keepers, and 50/50 ticket sales. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Victoria Stilson…

Heavy-equipment operators sought for CelebrateErie

   June 12, 2014 1:00 am

Do you own construction equipment or other big machinery that would be interesting to children? CelebrateErie organizers are seeking volunteers with heavy equipment, tractors and the like to showcase their vehicles in the three-day festival as part of the Kids Construction Zone. This year’s CelebrateErie is scheduled for Aug. 15 through 17. Organizers call the Kids Construction Zone…

Volunteers needed for Camp Sherwin fishing derby

   June 10, 2014 1:00 am

YMCA Camp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City, is seeking volunteers to help at its annual fishing derby on Saturday, July 26. Volunteers are needed to assist with the following tasks: Registration – Help check in participants, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Concessions – Sell hot dogs, chips and drinks, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30…

Tell us about young volunteers in the Erie area

   May 31, 2014 5:00 am

Helping Hands is a monthly feature of the Erie Times-News and GoErie that focuses on young volunteers who are making a difference in the Erie community. Danielle Johnson-Jackson, 16, pictured, volunteers at Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary, helping to care for and socialize the cats in residence there. Each month, Features reporter Lindsey Poisson takes a close look at how individuals,…