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Volunteer Tutors Needed! Make A Difference!

July 30th, 2013 No comments
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Learn and Serve in Your Community – Make a Difference for Seniors

Westchester Library System is seeking additional volunteers to serve as counselors for their Senior Benefits Information Centers (SBICs).  SBICs helps adults 60plus achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans, prescription drug coverage, and other benefits available to seniors – saving them time and money.

choices2 Volunteer counselors receive monthly training from subject specialists, including the Medicare Rights Center and other expert nonprofit leaders, to understand Medicare and other critical senior benefits and services.  

Current volunteers include a committed team of active and retired professionals from all fields who are comfortable with technology, have excellent interpersonal skills, and are able to provide an average of 12 hours per month between the hours of 10am and 3pm.  Program services are offered at public libraries in Greenburgh, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Port Chester – Rye Brook, Shrub Oak (Yorktown), Tarrytown, and Yonkers.

Learn and serve with us.  For more information contact Beth Casso at bcasso@medicarerights.org.

 

 

Tutors Needed for Adult Learners in Your Community

Are you a high school graduate?  College graduate?  That means you had at least 12 years of education that made it possible for you to learn what was essential in reading, writing, science, social studies, and math.  You got that done when you were younger, likely had fewer responsibilities and more free time.  Imagine doing it now!

Layout 3Over 80,000 adults in Westchester County aged 25+ do not have a high school degree.  Those that are looking to complete their GED could use your help.

Westchester Library System’s GEDConnect! is a tutoring program operating at libraries around Westchester County. We are looking for volunteers to assist adult students.  We provide the training and support.  You provide the time and encouragement to help adult learners meet their goals.

If you can dedicate 2-3 hours per week, contact Lisa Kahn at 914 231 3264 orlkahn@wlsmail.org.

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Delivery Services Request for Proposal (RFP)

October 4th, 2012 No comments
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A request for proposal (RFP) to perform the delivery service operations between the member libraries and WLS (a total of 45 locations) has been email to thirteen (13) local providers and has been posted on the WLS homepage. The RFP process will follow the following timeline:

  • RFP issued: September 7, 2012
  • Bidders information meeting: September 21, 2012 at 10 am at WLS headquarters
  • RFP responses due: October 12, 2012
  • Meetings with selected vendor(s): October 31, 2012
  • Contract negotiations begin: November 27, 2012
  • Service start date: January 1, 2013

Fran Feuerman, WLS Chief Financial Officer, is the lead contact for this RFP process and any questions about submitting a proposal should be addressed to her attention at ffeuerman@wlsmail.org.

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