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Events & Training for
Literacy Advance Volunteers

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What's going on for Literacy Advance volunteers?

Please join us at one of these events or training sessions!

Remember, if you have ideas or requests for Volunteer Socials or for Tutor Workshops or Roundtables, please get in touch.

Tutor Enrichment Workshops & Volunteer Training

enrichmentLiteracy Advance offers a regular schedule of Enrichment Workshops, designed to help volunteer tutors continue to improve their understanding of adult literacy, tutoring techniques, and much more. Enrichment Workshops are open to all Literacy Advance volunteer tutors and you are encouraged to attend as often as you can!

If you see a topic you're interested in, but can't manage the day or time, please get in touch - if there's enough interest we'll do our best to arrange for a repeat session.

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Volunteer Training for Scrabble in the City

We need volunteers to make Scrabble go smoothly and you'll have TWO opportunities to get trained ahead of time.

Opportunity #1: Thursday, April 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Opportunity #2: Saturday, April 22, 10am - 12pm

Read all about volunteer opportunities at Scrabble here.

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If you have an enrichment topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

TUTOR ROUNDTABLES

roundtableIn addition to Enrichment Workshops, we like to gather tutors together for roundtables, where volunteer tutors can share what works for them, ask questions, and get guidance and ideas from one another.

Spend some time with your fellow volunteers, and learn something new!

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Tutor Roundtable: Lightbulbs!

Tutors, have you experienced the joy when a learner’s “lightbulb” goes on, and you can actually SEE them learning?

Bring your best stories to share with other tutors.  We would love to have enough tutors at the roundtable to break out into discussion pods, then share each pod’s tips for “turning on the lightbulbs” with the entire group.

Please sign up and submit your discussion ideas to Maxine at tutor@literacyadvance.org

When? Friday, April 7

What time? 1pm – 3pm

Where? Wilcrest Computer Lab

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If you have a topic you'd like to request, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

VOLUNTEER SOCIALS

volunteer socialGet together with fellow volunteers and relax, celebrate, and enjoy each other's company!

We try to make social events low-cost or free.

We promise we won't ONLY talk about volunteering...

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We're planning our 2017 calendar of socials and we want to hear from YOU! Please use the contact information below to tell us your ideas.

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If you have a fun idea for something to do with your fellow volunteers, please talk to Maxine: 713.266.8777, or drop her a line.

Story Time Tours

Why do we do what we do? What's ahead?

story timeJoin us for a Story Time tour! Each tour is a one-hour introduction to the mission of Literacy Advance.

And each tour is packed full of stories - stories of success, change, struggle, and transformation.

Do you have a friend or family member who might like to learn more about us? The is a great, low-key way to introduce them to the literacy need in Houston - and how we're all making a difference together.

Interested? Find upcoming Story Time tour dates here.

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