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New Volunteers Turn Out in Large Numbers!

Director of HS Programs Laura Margosian leading the high school orientation


Around 90 prospective volunteers came to learn about CSV’s tutoring programs at last night’s annual kick-off event and orientation. What a fantastic turn-out! Thanks to CSV staff and the many “veteran” tutors who shared their volunteering experiences with the new recruits.

After a light dinner of pizza and salad, the group divided in two – K-8 and high school, with lots to learn about the Cambridge school system, tips for getting started, as well as sources of support and training as the school year progresses. New volunteers ranged from local college undergrads to seasoned retirees, all of whom intend to give their time to Cambridge students in grades K-12. How fortunate to hear vignettes from several steady, returning volunteers on how to make the most of one’s tutoring experiences.

This year’s volunteer opportunities range from helping young elementary authors write and illustrate their own books, to advising seniors on how to manage the college planning and essay writing process. And once again, CSV is heavily recruiting after-school homework helpers at five middle schools (called Upper Schools in Cambridge), for 6th to 8th graders.

Missed last night’s kickoff? You are not too late to join our talented, dedicated new crop of volunteers for this school year! You can register for a K-8 or high school orientation here: