August 15, 2020

Volunteers Needed to Help Valley Shore Residents with English Language Skills

Photo from LVVS website.

LYME/OLD LYME — Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore’s (LVVS) mission is to teach residents of the Shoreline area to read, write and speak English and thus improve their work and life skills for themselves, their families, their employers and their community.

In addition to Lyme and Old Lyme, Literacy Volunteers serve the towns of Clinton, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.

The organization is currently accepting applications for individuals to become volunteer English tutors and attend the Fall 2020 New Tutor Training Workshop. The workshop is a 12-hour program conducted over eight facilitated sessions.

Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, LVVS will be conducting its Fall Training Workshop virtually through video calls. The video calls will include a review of prepared materials presented by a Workshop Leader as well as group discussions and exercises.

The next training workshop begins Sept. 17, and runs through Oct. 29. Potential tutors choose either the morning sessions from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or the evening sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A $35 donation to help offset the cost of materials is requested.

Alternatively, there is an online web-based training option.  It is available at any time for those unable to attend this facilitated workshop, but who would still like to be trained as an LVVS tutor.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, visit the LVVS website to obtain an application form.

If you would like more information about the program, contact the Literacy Volunteers office at (860) 399-0280 or by e-mail to jargersinger@lvvs.org.

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