Literacy Volunteers of Ontario County is now recruiting residents willing to offer their time to help adults learn to read and write.
The agency will offer two Tutor Orientation sessions, each of which will introduce the Literacy Volunteers organization and the requirements and qualities needed to become a tutor. The sessions will begin at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22 (feel free to bring lunch) and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main St.
Linda Proctor, director of Literacy Volunteers of Ontario County, said, “There is still a need for volunteer tutors to help provide adults the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens. In Ontario County, approximately one out of every eight adults currently functions at a low literacy level.”
To be trained as a tutor, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have an interest in helping adult students to learn, be a high school graduate (or hold a GED), be able to attend the entire training program and complete homework assignments and be willing to devote at least two hours each week to working with an adult student. Tutors do not need a teaching background or any knowledge of a foreign language.
For details, visit LVOC. To register, call (585) 396-1686 or toll-free at (888) 546-5862.