Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of our programming at Perseus House, Inc., and are generally college students (although other community members are welcome to volunteer). There are no degree requirements, however all volunteers must be at least eighteen years of age.

Both volunteers and interns are required to hold Child Abuse History (Act 33), Criminal History Record (Act 34) clearances and FBI background clearance that are current, obtained within the last 90 days. These forms are available at the Office of Children and Youth, or through the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs for Perseus House, Inc.
Volunteers help provide extra assistance and insight to facility staff, and their hours range from four hours to 900 hours. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Tutoring students in areas of deficiency
  • Assisting students with homework
  • Communicating with facility staff
  • Assisting facility staff at varying levels, depending on both the facility and other necessary duties and requirements (Applicable to interns only)

Clearance Procedure For Volunteers

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Emily Nicholson, Coordinator of Tutors and Volunteers
132 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: 814.459.6990, ext. 143
Fax: 814.459.2488

PLEASE NOTE: For more information about the availability of volunteer and internship opportunities with Perseus House, Inc., please obtain your requirements for either position prior to contacting the coordinator. Please be aware that a one-hour orientation must be completed with the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs prior to volunteering or beginning an internship with Perseus House, Inc., and additional training may be required depending on each individual’s level of training and/or educational requirements.