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Literacy Volunteers Tutor Orientation Scheduled

FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County Program has scheduled an orientation on March 3 from 2 – 5 p.m. at OCO Administrative Office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton.

If you have ever considered tutoring an adult in reading and writing but wondered if you had the time to commit to volunteering, then you should attend this orientation as it will provide you with an overview of what it involves.

Can you imagine not being able to read a medicine bottle, fill out a job application or talk with your child’s teacher?

In Oswego County, approximately 12% of the adult population lives with these limitations every day.

LVOC is volunteer-driven, dedicated to increasing the literacy of adults and their families in our community.

Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about adult literacy and its impact on you and the community.

Explore the possibility of becoming a tutor for adults in need of basic literacy (reading and writing).

No prior teaching experience is required to become a tutor.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

All prospective volunteers must attend this orientation prior to enrolling in the training.

A schedule of training dates will be provided at the orientation.

The need for volunteers in our community is great.

Tutors help adults improve their literacy skills to achieve their individual goals, such as gaining and retaining employment, reading to their children, being involved in their child’s education, using community resources, or furthering their education.

Helping adults meet their literacy needs promotes greater self-sufficiency and community involvement.

To register for orientation, please call the LVOC office at 342-8839 or email Meg Henderson, program coordinator at [email protected]