We have the detailed answers to most-asked questions when tutors are considering volunteering their time. You may be surprised to learn you are qualified, if interested. 


Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area provides lots of support, assessments and  ESOL conversation for its students. Learn the process to become a US citizen.

Service Area:

Building better lives

one word at a time

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area

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Not in our service area? We are an affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. We have affiliate programs all over the state. The nearest affiliates are Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, and Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library (Lowell)


Each year we hold special events that honor our students and their hard work. In addition, we sponsor fundraising activities that help fund our programming.


Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area recruits, screens, orients, trains, and supports its volunteer tutors. The are one of the cornerstones of our organization.

Board of Directors

LVMont gratefully thanks the following generous supporters:

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1973, affiliated with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts.

Literacy Volunteers mission is to promote and foster increased literacy in the Montachusett area through trained volunteer tutoring and to empower adults for whom English is a second language. We encourage and aid individuals, groups or organizations desiring to increase literacy through voluntary programs.

​Literacy Volunteers provides free, confidential, and individualized tutoring in basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) to adults and out-of-school youths over the age of 18 through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteer tutors. Literacy Volunteers recruits, screens, interviews, assesses and places students on a waiting list until matched with a volunteer tutor. The waiting list often is 30-40 people.




About Us:

Our service area includes Acton, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Baldwinville, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Boxboro, Clinton, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenberg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, South Lancaster, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.

Where there are people in need, we’ll be there lending
​a hand, a smile, and an encouraging word.

Joseph Stiso, President

Jean Couture, Treasurer

Roni Beal, Secretary

Troy Bailey, Secretary

Lucille Cormier

Sharon Bernard
Kelly Calamari

Abbie MacCallum

Eladia Romero

Anne Zarella

Our Mission: