Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) is now accepting registrations for its winter 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:
• Monday, January 7, 11:30 a.m., Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, Cheshire
• Tuesday, January 8, 10:30 a.m., Naugatuck Valley Community College, Technology Hall, Room 515, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury
• Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m., Whittemore Memorial Library, 243 Church Street, Naugatuck
• Thursday, January 10, 10:30 a.m., Thomaston Public Library, 248 Main Street, Thomaston
• Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m., Silas Bronson Library, Board Room, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury
• Saturday, January 12, 10:30 a.m., Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury
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 Winter 2013 Tutor Training Program is sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation.
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. These will be the last orientation and training sessions until Fall 2013.