Literacy tutor volunteers sought

  • Athol Public Library

Published: 7/5/2019 2:34:40 PM
Modified: 7/5/2019 2:34:27 PM

ATHOL — Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol (LVOA) invites interested people to a meeting about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor, on Saturday, July 6 from 9-11 a.m., or on Tuesday, July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Athol Public Library, 568 Main St. 

Attendees will get a taste of the free Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Training class scheduled for Aug. 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 and 17, and learn how LVOA-trained tutors work with eager adults to improve their reading and writing skills. This meeting is required before taking a training class. Those interested are asked to RSVP to Louise Doud, LVOA Coordinator, by email at or phone at 978-249-5381 and leave your contact information, including phone, address and email.  

Future informational meetings will be held Sept. 17 and 21, with an Adult Basic Tutor Training class scheduled for Oct. 15, 19, 22, 26 and Nov. 5, and 9. Contact the LVOA office now to sign up.    

Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol provides free, private, and confidential tutoring to adults and youth ages 16 and older in basic reading and writing, and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteer tutors. Students are able to learn at their own pace and in the best way for the individual. In addition to free tutoring, LVOA provides supplemental services such as Book Bags for Babies, a program to distribute children's books to encourage reading to  infants and toddlers. LVOA is affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. 



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