Category: <span>Volunteer Spotlight</span>

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy
September 13, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy

“The Literacy Council has been a wonderful way to get involved, make a difference, sharing with wonderful people from all walks of life.” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Judy, a volunteer who recently joined the Literacy Council and completed tutor training in January this year.  Judy expressed interest in teaching a class, based on her...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene
August 10, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is a tribute to two truly amazing Literacy Council volunteer tutors, Denise D. and Irene R., for leading our Wednesday morning Advanced Conversation Class for over 11 years!  This class brings together friends, colleagues and new members every week at 10:00 a.m., starting up again each fall when families are back...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anna Ondrish
July 13, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anna Ondrish

“It was a safe place with someone who is going to give them the grace to speak at their pace.” The following Volunteer Spotlight is based on an interview with Anna Ondrish, Volunteer Instructor, Occupational Skills Training Class Last year in 2020 Anna Ondrish decided that she wanted to start volunteering somewhere. She found out...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marianne Dacey
May 2, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marianne Dacey

As a lifelong educator starting at the elementary school level working up  to adult education, the experience with the Literacy Council has always renewed my spirit. This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features Marianne Dacey.  Marianne began volunteering with the Literacy Council in 2003, when she completed tutor training.  Over the years, Marianne has worked with multiple Literacy...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Patrick Kennedy
April 11, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Patrick Kennedy

People … contribute to the larger society and that is a bit like throwing a pebble into a pond.  It is rewarding. Patrick Kennedy (Pat) sought out the Literacy Council after retiring in 2012 from his work with Health and Human Services and the Social Securities Administration. Pat’s wife, Therese, referred him to the Literacy...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Flavia Abele
March 8, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Flavia Abele

“The way she acts makes me feel that she cares about me” Flavia Abele joined the Literacy Council in 2019 as a volunteer, helping weekly in the office as one of the core volunteer team to welcome adult learners and tutors as they arrived at the office, answer telephone inquiries, and help support day-to-day operations....

Volunteer Spotlight: Honoring John Bruton
February 16, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Honoring John Bruton

“As teachers you have those moments when you can see them growing and grasping things and understanding it. It is so rewarding.” John Bruton joined the Literacy Council in 2019 as a volunteer tutor for the organization’s Basic Literacy Program. This program supports native English speaking adults who may have slipped between the cracks while in school and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Coordinators Provide Critical Support
January 22, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Coordinators Provide Critical Support

Tutoring is one of the Literacy Council’s core programs matching trained volunteer tutors with adult learners who have come to our organization seeking help with improving their English language or reading skills. We dedicate this month’s Volunteer Spotlight  in recognition and in awe of our four volunteer coordinators who are dedicating countless hours each week to...

Volunteer Spotlight: Honoring Doris Vierbuchen
December 8, 2020October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Honoring Doris Vierbuchen

Our Volunteer Spotlight this month honors Doris Vierbuchen. Doris first began volunteering with the Literacy Council 23 years ago, in 1997, when she attended a tutor training workshop and became a volunteer tutor. She tutored two adults for almost two years. During that time, she was recruited to help tutor employees at Liberty Seafood, an...

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