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To teach Valley Shore residents to read, write, and speak English to improve their work and life skills in their communities.

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore 2022 Annual Meeting 

We are so excited to once again be able to hold our Annual Meeting in person in the Community Room at the Westbrook Public Library. This is an opportunity to meet the board members and discuss the future of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, as well as what we have accomplished over the past year. We have faced many challenges and successes over the last couple of years to say the least and look forward to sharing how we have managed these challenges.

In addition, we are looking forward to sharing the things we have planned for the upcoming year. We will be announcing the winners for the Barrie Potter/Tutor of the Year, Vi Brache /Student of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award. Participation and nominations by all is encouraged so please send nominations to by July 14th.

Also, we will be announcing the winners and handing out prizes for the Student Essay Contest! Light food & beverages will be served.All are welcome to join, we hope to see you! Please email your RSVP to

Thank you from Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore

We at Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) hope you and your families are well. We want to  thank you for your support of our organization in the past and hope you will continue to partner  with us to make our communities stronger.  

For many of our students, this year has continued to be economically challenging because a  large number of them work in the service industry.  

Part of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore’s mission is to help native and non-native speakers in crease their proficiency in English to enable them to get better employment in the jobs sector,  thereby increasing their income producing potential, and in the long term helping them, their  families, and their communities. 

Our tutoring is always free to our students, and we rely on grants and donations to be able to  offer this. We are hoping to be able to have  a fundraiser in Fall 2022, more information to come! 

Become a Student

We give you one-to-one tutoring in English literacy skills, in complete confidence and at no cost to you.

Become a

Become a trained tutor or volunteer in our program. Each workshop comprises seven two-hour sessions.

Community Supporters

Support our efforts in a number of ways to ensure the ongoing success of our programs.

The Heart of the Matter

The labor of love that is LVVS is captured in this mini-documentary video. It features the courageous touching work of Carlos Torres, a resident of Westbrook and one of our students, as well as the touching commitment of John DaVirro, Carlos’ tutor, who also become his mentor and friend. Everything you might want to know about LVVS is right here, in just a minute and 53 seconds.

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