LVA tutors work with their learners to improve literacy based on individual goals. Your learner may dream of reading a book to a grandchild, passing a test at work, managing personal mail and accounts, reading the sports page, or obtaining a GED high school equivalency. No matter what the specifics, our learners are inspiring and determined adults who have come to us voluntarily begging for a second chance to learn. You will be touched and humbled by the experience of working with them, and they will appreciate you immensely.

Learn more about how to be a tutor here

Be A Tutor

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities



  • Be a literacy tutor


  • Educate yourself about literacy and become an advocate


  • Volunteer in the office or with special events


  • Assist in our small group classes as a daytime classroom aide - no experience needed (starting in September)

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Helping Adults Learn To Read And Write In The District Of Columbia


Phone: (202) 387-1772

Fax: (202) 588-0714

Office Email:


Literacy Volunteers and Advocates

635 Edgewood Street NE 

Washington, D.C. 20017

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