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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library

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Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
Literacy Volunteers Needed!

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library is always looking for volunteers to become literacy tutors. Please get involved and help those in the surrounding communities. We have two types of tutoring programs; ESOL for students learning English as a second language, and ABE for students learning how to improve their reading and writing skills. Tutors may work with one student, or they may teach a small group or class.

ALL Volunteer tutors must undergo an 18 hour tutor training before they can begin to work with a student. We offer both types of training at various points throughout the year. Please contact our office to find the most up-to-date information regarding the next tutor training dates.

Tutoring can be done in-person or virtually, we will work with your schedule!

Positions are currently open for English Class instructors! If you or someone you know is interested in leading a beginning class in English, this is the opportunity for you!

Email to Attend the upcoming Information session on October 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom and October 27 12:00- 1:30 p.m. on Zoom
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, Please email smiller@lowelllibrary.org or mhartmann@lowelllibrary.org

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About Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library


401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library is an affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) promotes literacy skills that empower adults to realize their goals. LVM is comprised of 12 independent affiliate organizations throughout Massachusetts that each furthers our mission through volunteer-based literacy instruction. Our tutor/student relationships each reflect the core values of LVM: confidential, student-centered instruction provided at no cost to the student. We are committed to reach more adults in need of literacy by growing our affiliate network, encouraging more students and tutors to participate, and investing our public and private funding efficiently in our operations.


Literacy Volunteers of the Pollard Memorial Library (LV - PML) is a free service that helps adults to improve their English speaking and listening skills, and/or their reading and writing skills. The program matches each student with a volunteer tutor. The student and the tutor work together (one-on-one) for about 2 hours every week for several months. The tutor helps the student with their specific learning needs or any specific goals they might have for their education. LV-PML is an affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and be able to work with diverse groups of people. Volunteers attend a 2-hour program orientation and an18-hour training in either basic literacy or ESOL. They are then matched with an adult learner to tutor for 2 hours per week for 9 months.

Literacy is only one of the many important skills the students learn in this program. They also learn abilities such as organization, studying, basic finances, and a better understanding of American culture and daily life. Through literacy and English lessons, students are able to progress in their personal and professional lives, such as receiving their citizenship, drivers’ license, GED certificate, or a better position at work. Tutors open the doors for students to keep growing and improving; literacy is the first step to something bigger and better.

After being matched, volunteers and students receive ongoing support from LVM's professional staff. Support includes newsletters, in-service trainings and other professional development opportunities, special recognition events, a reference and lending library, and regular personal assistance.

Please feel free to contact us- we would love to hear from you!


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We'll work with your schedule.


401 Merrimack StreetLowell, MA 01852



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • Strong desire to give back to the community, willingness to learn, patience

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