October 2013 graduates of LVGS tutor training in photo: from back row left - Rachel Santoro, Dennis Reilley, Kathleen Becker, John Bradley, Mike McMahon (trainer); front row from left: Cheryl Seifert, Donna O’Mahony, Joan Marc, Caroline Bianchi (trainer), Sharon Dellmore, Linda McGraw (trainer)
Be part of the solution. The possibilities are endless for an adult learning to read, write and speak English. Getting involved with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse promises to be one of the most fulfilling experiences you will ever have.
“The experience as a tutor has been wonderfully rewarding for me as I have had the satisfaction of seeing two young men develop their capabilities and realizing that I helped a bit.” Bill Bostick, Volunteer Tutor
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse (LVGS) is recruiting volunteers to be trained as Basic Reading & Literacy and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutors. If you can read and are committed to helping an individual learn to read, write and speak English, you can become a Literacy Volunteer Tutor. Participants do NOT need to have any teaching experience or speak another language in order to tutor in the program. LVSG provides a 15-hour Tutor Training Workshop that will prepare volunteers to teach individuals to speak, read and/or write English.
Annual commitment: 60 – 75 hours per year
Upon completion of the tutor workshop, participants are asked to meet with their student for at least 2 hours per week.
For information about the next tutor training workshop, click here. To fill out an online tutor application, click the button below.
Learner Web Online Tutoring
Volunteer Computer Literacy Tutors are needed to help adult learners gain the digital literacy skills we all need to survive in today’s world. Using an online education system, the Learner Web, tutors provide one-to-one and small group assistance with basic computer skills, accessing the Internet, social networking, and more. No lesson planning involved, as the curriculum is completely developed for you.
You can build digital bridges for all New Yorkers to thrive in the information age in just one to two hours a week. Online training and ongoing support are provided.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register for online training.
Provide assistance with preparing bulk mailings, data entry, answering the telephone, compiling workshop manuals, copying, and updating mailing lists.
Short-term Commitment: Flexible to your availability. Typically 4 hours.
Do you have a special technical skill (e.g. Human Resources, Legal, Information Services) or talent (e.g. Graphic Arts, Writing and Editing, Fund Raising) that you would like to donate to LVGS? We are always looking for capable and interested people to join our Board of Directors or lend their expertise to our staff. To express interest, please send an inquiry and resume to our Executive Director, Marsha Tait at email@example.com.
Commitment varies with assignment.
Contact Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse at (315) 471-1300 for more information.