Literacy Volunteers of Tucson
Literacy Volunteers of Tucson (LVT) believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to read, write and/or speak English.
LVT works with adults in two main areas: Basic Literacy and English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) (formerly English for Speakers of Other Languages /ESOL). Since we began in 1961, our programs have been nationally accredited.
LVT recruits, trains and supports volunteers who tutor adult students learning to speak English or improve their reading, writing and math skills. Due to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, tutoring is free and provided at the time and public location convenient to both tutor and student(s). If you’ d like information on becoming a tutor, click here.
We offer an individualized approach to meet students where they are and to teach to each student’s goals. Students are able to achieve a rich life, full of accomplishments they can dare to dream are possible. LVT serves the needs of adults at the lowest literacy levels. Without LVT, many of our students would have no other learning option.
Read our students’ stories in our student publication, Literacy Ventures in Tucson!
Record-breaking numbers of adults are seeking literacy services because they want to be more fully integrated into our community. With the first (huge) step, to ask for help, our students enter the path leading to improved language skills. As skills improve, so do confidence and self-esteem – food for the soul – that encourage more learning and growth. But, improved literacy isn’t a ‘feel good’ for our students; it is the wellspring from which our successful community blossoms.
This 13 minute video is a wonderful introduction to Literacy Volunteers of Tucson. See and hear first-hand how adult literacy changes lives from some of our wonderful students and volunteers.