Help Ru­glo­ni­ans achieve their po­ten­tial

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

Peo­ple who want to help Ru­glo­ni­ans achieve their po­ten­tial are be­ing urged to vol­un­teer for a learn­ing ser­vice that sup­ports ev­ery age group in the town.

The Com­mu­nity Learn­ing and Home School Part­ner­ship of­fers ev­ery­thing from read­ing pro­grammes in schools to adult lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy classes.

Cur­rently pre­par­ing for a busy au­tumn sea­son, they are call­ing for vol­un­teers to help de­liver its high qual­ity pro­gramme of learn­ing and fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

There are a num­ber of ar­eas where vol­un­teers can as­sist in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang, de­pend­ing on their in­ter­ests, avail­abil­ity and fu­ture goals.

The com­put­ing classes of­fer those with IT ex­pe­ri­ence the op­por­tu­nity to share their skills with oth­ers, while the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Learn­ers Fo­rum al­lows those with a pas­sion for learn­ing to sup­port oth­ers to learn new skills, and the work of the po­lit­i­cal lit­er­acy vol­un­teers en­cour­ages ac­tive cit­i­zen­ship.

Other cour­ses seek­ing vol­un­teers in­cludes English speak­ing for other lan­guages, adult lit­er­acy and adult nu­mer­acy.

Vol­un­teers can also sup­port young chil­dren within school by read­ing with them, as­sist­ing with lend­ing li­braries and help­ing out at var­i­ous school events.

Do­minique Stack-Daly of the part­ner­ship said:“Com­mu­nity Learn­ing and Home School Part­ner­ship ser­vice place a great em­pha­sis on the role of our vol­un­teers.

“We fully recog­nise the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion they pro­vide in com­ple­ment­ing and con­tribut­ing to our area of work, serv­ing in­di­vid­u­als, groups and com­mu­ni­ties.

“We also ap­pre­ci­ate the im­por­tance their ser­vice has on their own area of growth and are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing they are sup­ported through­out their jour­ney.”

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