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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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Wilcrest Front Desk Volunteer Training

Are you friendly, like to help people, and looking for something fun to do a few hours a week?

Many of our regular front desk volunteers will reduce hours soon, or take a summer break, and we need help to answer phones and greet people. 

When? Wednesday, June 7

What time? 2pm – 4pm

Where? Wilcrest Conference Room

RSVP to Maxine: 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org

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New Student registration leader VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Can you help our newest students learn about us and complete their paperwork before getting started with classes?

We need student registration volunteers to lead our two-hour New Student Registration sessions. Script and PowerPoint provided. 

When? Thursday, June 8

What time? 2pm – 4pm

Where? Wilcrest Conference Room

RSVP to Maxine: 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org

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Tutor Enrichment Workshop:
Easy ESL Tips for Tutoring Beginners

If you can help us reduce the long wait list for beginners, we want to share the materials and tutor techniques that can really get new learners off to a great start!

When? Friday, June 16

What time? 1pm – 3pm

Where? Wilcrest Computer Lab

RSVP to Maxine: 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org

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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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Upcoming dates coming soon.

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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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New events coming soon.

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We're planning socials for early summer and we want to hear from YOU! Please use the contact information below to tell us your ideas.

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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