Literacy Volunteers of Camden County
Addresses Literacy Needs
Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is a library-based non-profit organization. Established in 1982, LVCC provides free one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, math and English to Camden County residents at the lowest literacy levels. LVCC is an accredited member of ProLiteracy, a national adult education organization, accrediting agency.
LVCC is funded through grants from the New Jersey Department of Labor, Camden County Human Services, and the Camden Country Freeholders. Essential support is obtained through the Camden County Library System and the Camden County Resource Center.
LiteracyNow is dedicated solely to fundraising on behalf of LVCC. Focus is placed on obtaining support from individuals, businesses and civic organizations in Camden County. These funds supplement the state and local grants and provide resources to purchase training materials and develop new programs.
For more detailed information about LVCC, visit http://lva.camden.lib.nj.us/
Become a Tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Camden County
Becoming a Tutor is Easy and Rewarding....Start Today!
If you are 18 years of age or older and have two hours a week to spare, you can help a neighbor learn to read, write and/or speak English. Join LVCC family of 150 active tutors.
- No previous experience is necessary
- You do not need to speak a foreign language
Literacy Volunteers of Camden County offers FREE training workshops for volunteers who want to become tutors. This six part workshop introduces you to two tutoring tracks:
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (for new Americans)
- Basic Literacy (for adults who want to acquire elementary reading and math skills)
As the workshop progresses you will choose to tutor either ESOL or Basic Literacy students. At the conclusion of the workshop you will be matched with a learner who can meet with you at a mutually acceptable time and place.
The workshop also prepares you to develop lesson plans utilizing LVCC's student-centered approach that encourages building on the wealth of understanding the student brings to each session. To assist you in preparing lesson plans, you will have access to LVCC's library of tools and teaching materials.
Tutoring will enrich your life and help a student fulfill his/her goals. Learn more about this opportunity to share your passion for reading and desire to help others, click HERE to visit LVCC website.
Becoming a Student
If you or someone you know wants to improve reading, writing math or English skills, Literacy Volunteers can help. They provide free, confidential tutoring in both individual and small group settings. Tutors and students make their own schedules to meet for two hours each week at a public place in Camden County.
To qualify, you must:
- Be a resident of Camden County
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be able to make a commitment to attend regular tutoring sessions
- NOT be enrolled in school in any other literacy program
All new students must fill-out a registration form and schedule a personal interview and assessment test. This information helps LVCC determine where to begin instruction.
For more information about Literacy Volunteers of Camden County, click HERE to visit the LVCC site.
To refer a student or register yourself, contact Literacy Volunteers of Camden County at 856-771-1636, extension 7331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org