Welcome to LVA

Tutor and StudentThe mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta – LVA is to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential.

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A Member organization of ProLiteracy

 

 

LVA Hours: Mon. 11am-3pm, Tues. 9am-1pm, Wed. 9am-4pm, Thurs. 9am-4pm Fri. Closed

VISIT US ANYTIME DURING OUR REGULAR HOURS!

Occasionally we have to close if staff are attending community meetings, and a notice will be posted on the door.

Credit: Images licensed through Creative Commons by BooleanSplit, Liz West.

Volunteer Tutors NEEDED

We have been very successful in getting the word out about what LVA has to offer.  We have many requests for our services to help individuals learn to read better, improve their spoken English, get their driver’s permit and/or obtain employment.  NOW WE NEED YOU!  Volunteer tutor training is coming up in October. Please consider this rewarding way to give back to your community. Helping someone to improve their literacy skills is not just a single process – it has a lasting effect both for the learner and their family. You can literally change the course of someone’s life for the better.

Come to Tutor Orientation on October 17 from 5:30-7pm just to see if this is the right opportunity for you. If so, stay for the next two training sessions and you will be certified to tutor for LVA.

Training sessions are Tuesday and Thursday, October 24 and 26, 2017, 5:30-8pm.  All sessions are at the LVA office – 12 Spruce Street, Suite 4, Augusta, ME 04330.  There is a minimal charge of $10.00 for the manual.

 

Sure it is a commitment – but doesn’t anything worthwhile require a commitment? It will have a lasting effect on you.  Call LVA at 207-626-3440 to register today!

International Literacy Day – Sept. 9, 2017

Literacy Volunteers  of Greater Augusta (LVA ) is holding a special event to raise awareness of the importance of literacy in our community through celebrating International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1965 celebrating the 8th of September every year to emphasize the significant importance of literacy to individuals and communities. Our celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Maine State Museum/Library Atrium  from 10am to 2pm and is free and open to all. Come meet Maine authors like Gerry Boyle and Paul Betit, learn about exciting happenings at Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), meet Maine storytellers and learn about Maine Humanities Council’s New Books, New Readers Program.  Books and fun for all ages.