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Literacy program looking for volunteers
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program at Portland Community College, in conjunction with other local literacy organizations, is searching for a few good volunteer tutors. The program needs volunteers to help adult immigrants and refugees learn English and to assist both native and non-native English speakers in improving their basic literacy skills. Also, volunteers may prepare students for the GED or high school equivalency exam. Training for tutoring at PCC will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at Clackamas Community College’s OIT Building (19600 South Molalla Avenue in Oregon City). To register for the training or learn more about this volunteer opportunity, call 503-244-6111, extension 3700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.For more information, call the literacy line 1-800-322-8715.