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Volunteer Opportunity - Adult Literacy and ESOL Tutoring Education Older Adults

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Last updated on July 14, 2015

Teach an adult in your community to read or speak English through LVM!

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) is a nonprofit that trains volunteer tutors to work with adult students who want to improve their basic reading, writing, or English speaking skills.

Volunteers work one-on-one with a student in either basic literacy or ESOL. Tutors and students receive ongoing support from LVM's staff, including training sessions, newsletters, professional development opportunities, special recognition events, a reference and lending library, and regular personal assistance.

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Educational requirements: volunteers are required to have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Training requirements: volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation (2 hours) and successfully complete a tutor training in either basic literacy or ESOL (18 hours).

Please note that prior teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language are not required.

Upcoming orientations on the evenings of July 29 (Wednesday), August 10 (Monday), and August 25 (Tuesday). For more information or to register for an orientation, please contact Grace, LVM-Boston Coordinator.

Personal requirements: volunteers should be able to create a flexible, responsive, non-threatening and respectful learning experience, have an ability to work with diverse groups and possess a sensitivity to the struggles of adult learners, especially those with limited literacy and English language skills. Patience and sense of humor are also important.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Afternoons  Weekdays
Evenings  Weekends
Frequency Available
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Adult Education & Job Skills Development  Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
English Language Instruction  Tutoring

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Contact Person:
Grace Parker Zielinski, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace - North Market
Boston, MA 02109
This location is handicap accessible
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 LVM is a few minutes walk from the Green Line (Government Center or Haymarket), the Orange Line (State Street and Haymarket) and the Blue Line (Government Center and Aquarium). Please note that Government Center is closed until spring 2016. For information on Green Line and Orange Line alternatives, go to For information about Blue Line alternatives, go to
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Government Center,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 5
  Nearest Bus Stop: none, none minute walk

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Last updated on July 14, 2015

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