Tuesday, January 27, 2009

day +525

Yesterday evening was the second of about eight training sessions to become an adult literacy tutor. So far, the classes are going extremely well. The group of volunteers is a motley bunch. A few are retired, but the majority are working individuals who cover a wide array of professions, ages, and backgrounds. It's impressive.

In addition to attending two sessions each week, we receive homework assignments. I wasn't the only one who joked how it felt like we were back in school.

Speaking of volunteering, someone passed along this interesting NYT article about how during this economic hemorrhage, volunteers can be an amazingly resourceful and revitalizing force for nonprofit organizations.

3 Comments:

Comment Anonymous healthy nutrition said...

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2:15 PM  
Comment Blogger Kelly Kane said...

Thanks for sharing that great article, Duane... now if only my volunteering could turn into a job :)

7:47 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

No, prob Kelly. I know what u mean. :)

7:53 PM  

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