Celebrating National Volunteer Week
A huge THANK YOU – from Vita Board, staff, and students – to our valued volunteer tutors!
National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation. Our volunteers are certainly demonstrating this power and we thank them for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to making a real difference in the lives of our students.
Due to COVID protocols, Vita staff is continuing to work from home for the most part, with the focus of continuing classes and tutoring groups through online learning. ESL and Literacy tutors have risen to the challenge and are also working with their students remotely. These tutors have learned new technologies and are continuing in a program that is now very different from the one they signed up for. Vita’s tutor coordinators have worked hard to develop new lesson plans to support this online learning and provide both technical and educational support to tutors.
Our volunteer classroom aides work with our professional teaching staff by providing additional support for individuals within the classroom. Currently this is primarily being done in breakout rooms during Zoom online classes. Unfortunately, Decisions and literacy tutoring in the Bucks County Correctional Facility are currently on hold, since no educational programs are permitted at this time.
We look forward to the resumption of all of our programs and in-person instruction as we continue to navigate changing conditions and protocols. Our volunteer tutors and aides will continue to be an important part of all of our programs.