Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity Available [S-19-47]
|Location:||Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room|
|Classes:||1 Session 2.5 hours|
|Dates:||Mon 9:30 AM 04/01|
Hear about the (often) invisible problem of low literacy among North- ern NY adults. Find out what’s being done to help those who deal with significant daily problems as a result of their inadequate reading or English-speaking skills. Experience what it’s like to have difficulty speaking or reading English. Have your eyes opened to a situation you may not know exists right here in your own community. If you enjoy helping people, learn how you could get involved in the effort to improve the lives of people who can’t do things that YOU take for granted.
Bobby Gordon has been working in the field of adult literacy since the 1970s. She has a master’s degree in education and taught adult education for BOCES for about 20 years before retiring in 2000. Currently she’s the Coordinator of Adult Literacy at the Potsdam Public Library – part of the Library’s LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) program.
NOTE: Participants will learn about an interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity offering flexibility in time and location and providing a chance to meet some wonderful people.