Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, Inc. will offer new volunteer orientations for its fall season.
Orientations will take place on Wednesday, July 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Sessions will be held in the Pathfinder Conference Room at 34 East Bridge Street, Suite 301, Oswego.
All prospective volunteers must attend an orientation session prior to enrolling in training; a schedule of training dates will be provided at the orientation.
Opportunities to help local adults learn to read, write, speak and understand English better, and improve math or life skills will be discussed.
Tutors help adults improve their literacy skills to achieve their individual goals, such as securing employment, passing the U.S. Citizenship examination, reading with their children, using community services and obtaining a GED.
Helping people meet their needs for adult literacy promotes self-sufficiency and the need for volunteers is great. No prior teaching experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
LVOC has been the communityâ€™s expert on adult literacy since 1969, providing a crucial element in helping adults improve their familyâ€™s safety, stability, and security. LVOC believes the path to personal freedom is paved with the ability to read.
At an orientation session, you can learn how to help people in your community along that path. Call the LVOC office at 342-8839 to register for the July session by Friday, July 23. For more information on LVOC and its services, call the office or visit our website at www.lvoswego.org.