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Literacy Tutor Orientation Scheduled In Parish

There are times in life when we all could use a helping hand.

Whether it’s opening a door for a stranger, helping your neighbor shovel their driveway or helping someone carry their groceries, helping others is ingrained in us all.

Volunteering is a way to satisfy that need to directly help and change someone’s life.

Oswego County Opportunities’ Literacy Volunteers program is offering a tutor orientation for its 2015 winter session on March 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The tutor orientation will be held at the Oswego Housing Development Council offices in Parish, at 2944 E. Main St.

The orientation session provides an overview of what is expected of tutors and the types of literacy services offered at Literacy Volunteers.

Upon completion of the orientation, you can decide if you’d like to become a volunteer tutor.

No prior teaching experience is necessary to become a tutor, but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

All prospective volunteer tutors must attend the orientation session prior to enrolling in training.

Tutors are trained to instruct through an eighth grade reading level.

Training, resources and continual supports are all provided to our volunteer tutors.

If you live in the North Country area and have been interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, now is your chance to attend the training close to home.

To register for orientation e-mail [email protected]

For more information, call 342-8839 or visit www.oco.org/education.