Volunteers

“Violeta and I are into our sixth year together and it has been such a strong positive in my life. This happened years ago for the two of us but I pass it along . . .

How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize
we have discovered a new friend.

I don’t know the author but this is how Violeta and I feel about one another.”

Judy Beattie, Volunteer Tutor

Literacy Outreach’s goal is to involve as many volunteers as humanly possible in support of literacy education in Garfield County. Our volunteers come from throughout the county and include male and female, young and old, employed, unemployed and retired, native English speakers and non-native speakers. Volunteers help with every aspect of running the program. Volunteers who do not have the time to tutor are given many opportunities to help in significant ways.

Volunteering is a great way to make friends, develop useful new skills, impact others well being, and gain experience that helps develop your career. It is also extremely satisfying. Please help us, help them.

Thinking of Tutoring?

Literacy Outreach tutors adults in basic literacy skills. Basic literacy skills might include reading, writing, math, or English as a foreign language. Tutoring is provided through a one-on-one or small group interaction. Volunteers also help the student with skills related to personal literacy needs and goals such as letter writing or job applications. The minimum commitment for tutoring is to meet once a week for six months. Tutoring sessions generally last an hour and a half. Most tutors spend about three hours per week volunteering. Training is provided for all volunteers.

Literacy Outreach learners want to improve their lives by increasing their literacy skills. Energized and invigorated with a sense of hope, they register to learn to read, write, compute basic math or speak English. Then they wait. Determined to improve their lives, sometimes learners wait as long as one year for the opportunity to work with a volunteer tutor. Waiting too long can make all good intentions go away. We currently have a waiting list of over 100 learners countywide. Please help us, help them.

Dates and times are listed below.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you don’t have time to volunteer weekly, we are always looking for motivated people to help us in other areas. Do you like to organize? We need your help! Do you like to proofread? We need your help! Do you like to bake cookies? We need your help! Help for one day or lead the team.
Please call the office to learn more.
(970) 945-5282

 

Upcoming Trainings and Information Sessions

Trainings are held periodically throughout the year and throughout the County. Days and times vary. Please call for information or attend an information session listed below. (970) 945-5282

Information Sessions

Learn More! Upcoming Volunteer Tutor Information Sessions

September Information Sessions

Glenwood Springs
Teo Prinster Learning Center (1127 School Street)

September 20, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                 The Glenwood Springs information session will be held at the Literacy Outreach office located at 1127 School Street in Glenwood Springs.  Access us by car, bus or we are conveniently located on the bike path.

Parachute
Parachute Branch Library                                                                                                                              

September 21,  11:00-12:00 p.m.