Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1973, affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Literacy Volunteers mission is to promote and foster increased literacy in the Montachusett Area through trained volunteer tutoring and to empower adults for whom English is a second language. We encourage and aid individuals, groups or organizations desiring to increase literacy through voluntary programs.
Literacy Volunteers provides free, confidential and individualized tutoring in basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to adults and out-of-school youths over the age of 16 through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteer tutors. Literacy Volunteers recruits screens, interviews, assesses and places students on a waiting list until matched with a volunteer tutor. (The waiting list often is 30-40 people)
Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.
Literacy Volunteers is funded through the United Ways of North Central Massachusetts, which includes the Greater Gardner and Nashoba areas, the Department of Education, and private contributions.