Helen Richardson Program Manager – AVHS

Helen Richardson is in her second year as MTC Program Manager at Alta Vista High School, the district’s continuation high school. Her introduction to MTC was as a volunteer mentor under the skilled guidance of Program Manager predecessor, Leslie Schwarz. Helen has an eclectic background that includes experience in advertising, real estate, writing, fundraising and…

Best Practices for Volunteers

At recent training sessions, MTC Program Managers shared best practices with new volunteers. Show respect, dignity, patience, and honesty. Be persistent and consistent! Be present – students deserve our undivided attention. Share feelings, successes, and failures. Ask open-ended questions. Focus on student’s strengths and potential. Accept differences. Suggest new activities and ways to do things.…