Literacy Volunteers Update

While each of our relationships with our students are different, please stay safe and suspend tutoring with your student to reduce exposure at this time.
 
As you know, libraries have been closed and cannot be used as sites for tutoring. This closure applies to the LVVS office site as well.  While Joanne Argersinger will be continuing to manage office procedures remotely, the LVVS office will not be open until further notice. If there is something you must  return or take out, please email Joanne info@lvvs.org and she can set up an appt. with you.
This could be a time to re-acquaint yourself with information about teaching English as a Second Language. The ProLiteracy website has a wealth of materials for tutoring a student or learning new tutoring techniques. 

 Also, LVVS does still see a limited submission of hours and student goals by tutors. Please consider going back through this year and submitting hours for each month on the Tutor Portal .

Additionally, please review your student’s goals and send in a record of completed goals or new goals to info@lvvs.org so they can be input into the system for reporting to United Way and our funders. This form can be found on the Tutor Portal page. 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Student

We give you one-to-one tutoring in English literacy skills, in complete confidence and at no cost to you. We help you achieve more rewarding daily lives, at work and in the community. Because you’ll be improving yourself, we also help your employer get a more satisfied, productive, and happy employee. Our volunteer tutors are committed to seeing you succeed — to improving your reading and writing skills; to becoming more adept at managing your life, your assets, and your finances; and to more easily making your way in your new, English-speaking world.

To become a student, please click on the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in becoming a student, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

Become a Tutor

If you’d like to become a trained tutor in our program, we offer two methods of training. We offer an in person Tutor Training Workshop  twice a year in the fall and the spring and we offer an Online Tutor Training Program for those who prefer web based training and/or cannot attend the in person sessions . Each in person workshop comprises seven two-hour sessions. Attendance is required at all sessions and you choose either the morning or evening sessions. The morning sessions are held from 9:30AM to 11:30AM and the evening sessions are 7PM to 9PM. The Online Tutor Training Program consists of 13 modules taken through ProLiteracy. While we don’t require prior experience, we do require a one-year commitment. In matching you with students, we’ll consider the time you have available, your place of residence, and whether you prefer English as a Second Language (ESL) students or Basic Reading (BR) students. Tutors typically meet with students twice a week for an hour each time.

To become a tutor, please click the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in tutoring, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

We Need Your Help

An organization like ours depends on the contributions of time, energy, and caring from generous volunteers like you. You can support our efforts in a number of ways, all of which are necessary to ensuring the ongoing success of our programs:

  • Tutor: Requires completion of training in English as a Second Language and/or Basic Reading
  • Special Event Volunteer: One time or short-term opportunities to help with fundraising events
  • Office/Mailing Help: Opportunities to help with mailings, filing, and other clerical jobs
  • Book Sales: Friday afternoons and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
  • Board of Directors: Help govern the organization (elected by the Board of Directors).

To volunteer, please click the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in volunteering, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

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