Literacy Volunteers of Ontario Co. Seeks Tutors

For as little as two hours a week, volunteer your time to help adults in your community learn to read and write. Literacy Volunteers of Ontario County (LVOC) is offering a couple Tutor Orientations to introduce people to the Literacy Volunteers organization and the requirements and qualities needed to become a tutor. The hour-long orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at noon (don’t forget to bring your lunch!) and Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Both orientations will be held at the Geneva Public Library located at 244 Main Street in Geneva. Interested volunteers only need to attend one of the orientation sessions.“We helped 83 adults in our community achieve their reading and writing goals last year,” said Linda Proctor, executive directors, Literacy Volunteers of Ontario County. “There is still a need for volunteer tutors to help provide adults the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens. In Ontario County, approximately 1 out of every 8 adults currently functions at a low literacy level.” In order to become a tutor, you must be at least 18 years of age, have an interest in helping adult students to learn, be a high school graduate (or GED), be able to attend the entire training program and complete homework assignments and be willing to devote at least 2 hours per week to working with an adult student. Tutors need not have a teaching background or have knowledge of a foreign language.For more information or to register for one of the orientations contact LVOC at 585-396-1686 or toll free at 1-888-546-5862. Registration is not required, just recommended. You can also find information by logging on to www.literacyvoc.org.

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