Change the World for One Person


By Martha Crawford

How can you change the world for one person? You can become a literacy volunteer and help a person learn to read and write English. 

You do not need to know a foreign language or have prior teaching experience. 

What you need is a desire to help, a high school diploma and a time commitment of 2 hours a week. Eighteen hours of training is provided by the Literacy Volunteer of Massachusetts located at the Morrill Library in Norwood.

There is a tremendous need for literacy volunteers. Some people can’t speak English well enough to get a job, communicate with their children’s teachers, or help with homework. Others are unable tor read street signs, the labels on packages in the grocery store, or read the warning label on a prescription bottle. Still others may need to pass a driving test or the examination to become a U.S. Citizen. The training provided will help you meet your student’s individual goals. Students' needs vary. Instruction is tailored to the student.

The training begins with an orientation session, in-person on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Morrill Memorial Library, located at 33 Walpole Street in Norwood. Instruction is via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning March 12th through March 28th.

For more information contact Norma Logan, Literacy Volunteer Coordinator at 781-769-4599 or

Thanks to Martha Crawford, Westwood resident and literacy tutor, for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.

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