Posts Tagged ‘ volunteers ’

Letter: YMCA celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 18, 2015
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To the editor: In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-April 18), we’d like to thank all of the countless number of volunteers that help to make Southington so special. Time after time, when our community is called to action, there is never a hesitation to serve. We would like to give a special ‘shout…

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Volunteer tutors help to improve literacy in the state

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Dennis Kies of Southington knew he wanted to make a difference when he became a tutor for The Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut (LVCC), which provides one-on-one English literacy tutoring to hundreds of adults each year. As a literacy tutor, Kies meets with a mother who struggles to communicate with…

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New website helps Southington Serve

April 13, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has developed a new website to help people, especially the youth in town, to find community service opportunities. Preparation for Southington Serves began in December, with the help of the STEPS Youth Council. The site went live last month and can be found…

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Draft report: SFD needs to better utilize its volunteers

March 31, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A draft report of a review of the town’s fire services found the Southington Fire Department capable, but identified a need for the better use of volunteers in various administrative and operational components and as a way to minimize overtime. The report, undertaken by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), was…

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