Adult Literacy and ESOL Tutors

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 3rd floorBoston, MA 02109


LVM volunteers help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skills through tutoring, adults are better able to meet life's challenges, be self-sufficient, provide for their families, help their children with homework, read a daily newspaper, enjoy more independence and gain self-confidence.

For more information about LVM, see this quick fact sheet about our services and impact:

Our volunteers attend a 2-hour orientation and an 18-hour training before being matched with a student. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring this student for 2 hours per week for 9 to 12 months. During this time you come to understand the student's strengths and the particular challenges they face, so that you can shape the lessons to match their needs and goals. Our tutors and students also develop close-knit relationships. LVM’s professional staff provides ongoing support and sponsors activities to help both the student and tutor succeed and achieve the student’s goals.

For an indepth description of the volunteer position, see this letter from our Executive Director:

FMI email or call 617.367.1313


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hrs per week for 9 to 12 months
  • 2 hour orientation and 18 hour training required.

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