Interested in Volunteering?
As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester you have the opportunity to directly change the lives of our students. Our tutors come from all walks of life, but all share in the desire to help a fellow community member learn how to speak, read, and write in English. Our students are primarily adult immigrants and refugees who wish to improve their English so that they can become contributing members of our society.
As a tutor you will be required to complete one, 18 hour training session developed by Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts – our umbrella organization. Towards the end of the training, we match each tutor with a student. Careful thought and consideration goes into every match and our staff continues to guide tutors throughout the tutoring process – assisting with lesson plans, reading materials, and monthly in-service trainings.
Currently we have close to 150 tutors, yet there are close to 60 students still waiting for a match today and waiting for someone like you to help them gain English language skills. Make a difference in someone’s life with the gift of English language skills through conversation, communication and individual instruction.
Qualifications to Become a New Tutor
Literacy Volunteers minimum requirements are:
Eighteen years or older and have a high school diploma
An upstanding citizen with a desire to help adult learners
Complete our initial 18-hour Tutor Training session
Work with a student weekly for 2 hours for 9 to 12 months.
To learn more about tutor eligibility, click here
Upcoming Tutor Training Dates (6 Sessions to Complete)
Our next tutor training session is scheduled for January, 2018. Sessions will be held on January 12, 17, 19, 24, 26th and February 2nd from 9:30AM – 12:30PM ( Wednesdays & Fridays)
Volunteers should register for training before January 7, 2018 at LVGW . Send completed application or questions to Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be considered for a tutor position please fill out the application below.
Send your application to us by:
3 Salem Street, Ste. 332
Worcester, MA 01608
For tutoring resources, please visit our Tutor Resources page