Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) is now accepting registrations for its fall session of volunteer orientations.  Individuals who are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in adult literacy are encouraged to attend one of the following orientations:
Tuesday, September 4, 10:30 a.m., Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m., Silas Bronson Library, Board Room, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 p.m., Naugatuck Savings Bank, Community Room, 87 Church Street, Naugatuck
Friday, September 7, 1:00 p.m., Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury
Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m., Wolcott Public Library, 469 Bound Line Road, Wolcott

LVGW trains and supports volunteers who teach adults to read, write, speak, and understand English.  As a learner-centered educational program, tutors help adult learners improve their literacy skills so they may reach their individual goals, which may range from securing employment to passing the U.S. citizenship test to helping their children with their homework.

No prior teaching experience is necessary; but volunteers must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, possess excellent oral and written English skills, and demonstrate the potential, with some training, to tutor adult learners.  The fall tutor training program begins the week of September 17; the complete schedule will be available at the orientation. 

LVGW, a United Way Agency, serves the Greater Waterbury area, including Beacon Falls, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville/Watertown, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Terryville, Thomaston, Waterbury, Wolcott, and Woodbury.  For more information about the program or to register for one of the orientations, please call Vanessa Vowe at (203) 754-1164.