BANGOR — Local citizens are sharing their literary skills with those who could use a little help, thanks to an organization called Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.
Nicole Hustus is a mom of three and recently reentered the workforce.
Now, she’s working to get her driver’s license, thanks to the help of her tutor, Lynn Mayer, an educator of 40 years.
“She’s made it just a wonderful experience and made me look forward to being able to work again with other students in the future,” Mayer said.
Literacy volunteers help people work on their English skills, whether that means learning the alphabet or preparing for a new job.
Hustus said the volunteers truly care about her success.
“You can do this. It’s very simple. It’s very easy. You’re not a number with these people,” Hustus said.
“They really do care about you and they really want you to succeed,” she said.
The organization is always looking for new volunteers.
They’ll be holding a literacy tutor training for interested community members later this month.
To learn more, visit their website at lvbangor.org.