Bristol library looking for volunteers

January 7, 2014 by  

Bristol readers looking for a worthwhile New Year’s project can become volunteers to teach English literacy skills at the Bristol Library. In a few weeks, The Literacy Volunteers of Central Ct, Inc. will be holding its 2014 Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Training Sessions. Highly motivated individuals with need will appreciate the time and effort of those putting their names forward.

The commitment involves tutoring a small group of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) adult students for two hours a week at the local Bristol Public Library. All materials, training and any other needed support will be provided. The tutor training sessions can be taken either in the designated mornings or at The New Britain Public Library’s evening sessions in January. This is a great opportunity for print company franchisors and employees to get active in the community. This event does require preregistration, so those interested can either call or send an e-mail to coordinator Sarah Hudkins.

The Literacy Volunteers of Central Ct offers literacy tutoring to more than 400 adults a year. These students often go on to obtain employment, obtain citizenship, and enter other training and educational programs.

The first morning training session will be held January 14, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. Other morning sessions will be held on January 17, 21, and 24. Evening sessions will be held at the New Britain Public Library at 20 High St, New Britain, starting at 6:00 pm on January 13, 16, 23, and 27.