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 170 tutors, yet there are close to 100 students still waiting for a match – consider becoming a tutor today! Make a difference in someone’s life and reap the benefits of helping others.
Qualifications to Become a New Tutor
Literacy Volunteers must:
be 18 or older and have a high school diploma
be an upstanding citizen with a desire to help adult learners
complete an initial 18-hour training session
work with a student weekly for 2 hours
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, 2017. Sessions will be held on January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 27th, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers should register for training at LVGW through email 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