We Can End Illiteracy

We provide one-to-one tutoring in English literacy skills, in complete confidence and at no cost, to hard-working people along the shoreline and in the Connecticut River Valley. Our work helps those people achieve more rewarding daily lives, at work and in the community. It also helps regional employers get more satisfied, productive employees. Our volunteer tutors are selflessly committed to seeing their students succeed — improving their reading and writing skills; becoming more adept at managing their lives, their assets, and their finances; and more easily making their ways in the world.

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Become a Student

We give you one-to-one tutoring in English literacy skills, in complete confidence and at no cost to you. We help you achieve more rewarding daily lives, at work and in the community. Because you’ll be improving yourself, we also help your employer get a more satisfied, productive, and happy employee. Our volunteer tutors are committed to seeing you succeed — to improving your reading and writing skills; to becoming more adept at managing your life, your assets, and your finances; and to more easily making your way in your new, English-speaking world.

To become a student, please click on the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in becoming a student, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

Become a Tutor

If you’d like to become a trained, certified tutor in our program, we hold two training programs each year. Each program comprises seven two-hour sessions. While we don’t require prior experience, we do require a one-year commitment. In matching you with students, we’ll consider the time you have available, your place of residence, and whether you prefer English as a Second Language (ESL) students or Basic Reading (BR) students. Tutors typically meet with students twice a week for an hour each time.

To become a tutor, please click the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in tutoring, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

We Need Your Help

An organization like ours depends on the contributions of time, energy, and caring from generous volunteers like you. You can support our efforts in a number of ways, all of which are necessary to ensuring the ongoing success of our programs:

  • Tutor: Requires completion of training in English as a Second Language and/or Basic Reading
  • Special Event Volunteer: One time or short-term opportunities to help with fundraising events
  • Office/Mailing Help: Opportunities to help with mailings, filing, and other clerical jobs
  • Book Sales: Friday afternoons and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
  • Board of Directors: Help govern the organization (elected by the Board of Directors).

To volunteer, please click the button below to download an application form you can complete online. Once you’ve completed it, please email it to us at info@lvvs.org. And if you know of someone else who may be interested in volunteering, please let us know in your email — or call us at 860-399-0280.

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