Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle (LVCA) addresses low literacy and undereducation among adults in our region through free, individualized reading, writing and English language instruction. Our mission is to help individuals become better workers, consumers, neighbors, citizens, and parents primarily through one-to-one tutoring.

We imagine a community where every adult has the literacy and English language skills he or she needs to live a fulfilling and productive life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Literacy Volunteers strives to provide foundational education to support our students as they embark on workforce and educational paths that will help them secure better jobs and become more fully involved in community life.

Become a Literacy Volunteer

Train Online to Become a Literacy Volunteer

We've taken our tutor training online! Tutors help adult students with reading, writing, and English acquisition skills for two hours a week*. Volunteers should be confident with technology and prepared to make a full-year commitment to the program. Training will consist of three virtual sessions on Zoom, with additional online training to be completed between each session. We use the platform Canvas to post videos and exercises.

Upcoming Training Opportunities: 

  • January: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | January 20, January 27, February 3 
  • February: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | February 15, February 22, March 1 

For more information about tutor training and becoming a literacy volunteer, visit our Become a Tutor page. 

*Most of our matches are meeting virtually on platforms such as Zoom or WhatsApp. These meetings, along with emails and phone calls, are all considered instructional time. 

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