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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: Front Desk

Are you friendly, like to help people, and looking for something fun to do a few hours a week? We need help to answer phones and greet people at our Wilcrest location. Please sign up to come to this training, and learn more.

When? Wednesday, August 2

What time? 2pm – 4pm

Where? Wilcrest Conference Room

RSVP to Maxine: 713.266.8777 or volunteer@literacyadvance.org

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Tutor Enrichment Workshop – Your vote!

We collected ideas you submitted in end-of-class surveys and previous enrichment workshops. Join our private Facebook Tutor Support Group and cast your vote to determine which of those will be the topic for August.
NOTE: If you haven't yet joined the Literacy Advance Tutor Support Group on Facebook, use the link above to do so, in order to be able to see all the posts and to vote.

When? Monday, August 7

What time? 10am – 12pm

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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Tutor Roundtable: Computers!

If you tutor computer classes, are a computer coach, or include computer lessons in your regular classes, come join the agency-wide discussion group.

Talk about what's working, what's challenging, and learn what volunteers and students are doing in other Literacy Advance classes.

When? Saturday, July 22

What time? 11am – 1pm

Where? Wilcrest Computer Lab

RSVP to Maxine: 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org

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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 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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