Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ESL TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
The Diablo Valley Literacy Council welcomes volunteers to tutor adults in English

We need tutors who can commit to 1 or 2 hours of tutoring per week on a regular basis.

We provide training, match you to a student and help start your 1-on-1 tutoring.

Where
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church4000 Clayton RoadConcord

When:  Two Saturday sessions: March 3 and 10, 2018
From 9 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: $20 registration fee if paid before March 3, 2018


Continental brunch included

For more information or to sign up click on VOLUNTEER TO TUTOR
Alternatively you may leave a message at (925) 685-3881.

Tutor Training Workshop Was a Great Success!
Like a tidal wave came the applications from volunteers who wanted to attend our March Tutor Training Workshop. We had trouble keeping our balance with the tasks of responding to the registrants, preparing the binders, accounting for the fees, setting up the Fellowship Hall for FORTY attendees, assigning students to the new tutors, and all the many other details that go into conducting the training (yes, the microphone did work!).
There was a great deal of energy in the room. A large percentage of the participants held advanced degrees or had teaching experience (or both). Others had no teaching experience and were looking for all the guidance and tips they could get.
For the first time ever, we had to take the group photo in two pictures!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

VOLUNTEERISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE EAST BAY

For the first time ever, Diablo Valley Literacy Council had more people registering for our Tutor Training than we could accommodate in March!  Starting in November we received a steady flow of people contacting us because they were interested in tutoring adult English learners.  It is wonderful to see how many people are looking for ways to engage in civic activities.


Other non-profit organizations in the area are seeing a similar influx of volunteers. Gloria Gregory, Executive Director of CityServe of the Tri-Valley observes: "We have seen a greater volunteer spirit since January.  In Pleasanton we had the annual Make A Difference Day event at the library at which 25-30 non-profits had tables to promote their work and volunteer opportunities.  This is the 3rd or 4th year we have participated in this event, and this year many of us representing non-profits agreed there seemed to be more strong, direct interest in connecting to understand and commit to volunteering."

THIS IS HOW WE BUILD A COHESIVE SOCIETY

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!