Annual Meeting 2020 Notice Updated

 Join us on Tuesday August 18th at 7PM for Literacy Volunteers Annual Meeting. Due to the current environment with COVID-19 this year’s meeting will be held via video conference. This is an opportunity to meet the board members and discuss the future of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, as well as what we have accomplished over the past year.  

If you would like to attend please RSVP to info@lvvs.org. You will receive the login instructions prior to the meeting and after your RSVP has been confirmed. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you!

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 . Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our Fall 2020 Workshop in person sessions will be held via video conferencing (Zoom). Each workshop comprises eight one and a half hour sessions. The dates for the FALL 2020 Tutor Training Workshop are 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/22 and 10/29. Attendance is required at all sessions and you choose either the morning or evening sessions. The morning sessions are held from 9:30AM to 11:00AM and the evening sessions are 7PM to 8:30PM. 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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