Help us empower people ​to join
​literate communities

About Us:


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


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 16 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.


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.

Abbie MacCallum – President

Donna Crowe – Treasurer

Maria Ulloa-Hancock – Secretary

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Members of the Board of Directors

Linda Largey

Richard Noble (Helen Noble memory)

Eladia Romero
Sharon Bernard

Joseph Stiso

Board of Directors


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

United Way of North Central MA

Community Foundation of North Central MA

Rotary Club of Fitchburg

Library of Congress

Hannaford's – Bags4us program


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 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.



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



Our Mission:

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


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