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Volunteer Instructor - evening and day

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Literacy Volunteers & Advocates (LVA)

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Literacy Volunteers and Advocates is seeking dedicated volunteers to directly impact our core mission of addressing the hidden, underserved population of adults who cannot read.

The volunteer instructor will conduct three times weekly classes in basic literacy to learners who read below the sixth grade level.

Previous instruction is a must, as is a flexible schedule of weekday availability.

Please send your resume and a cover letter that includes your available times and length of commitment to

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About Literacy Volunteers & Advocates (LVA)


635 Edgewood St. NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA) is to change the lives of adults with literacy needs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. LVA exists to empower those who currently cannot read or write to achieve, through increased literacy, their educational, professional, and personal goals. To this end, LVA:

•Teaches basic literacy - to strengthen related life and work skills - by offering free, confidential, and volunteer-based one-on-one adult tutoring, family services, and small-group instruction;

•Educates the community, with outreach and awareness efforts, about the underlying causes and consequences of illiteracy; and

•Partners with other organizations who share LVA's vision to work in innovative ways towards the elimination of illiteracy in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our programs directly impact the lives of individuals in the National Capital Area who struggle with reading and writing.


We provide free classroom instruction and one-to-one tutoring to adults who cannot read. Literacy Volunteers & Advocates also provides training to volunteers who wish to teach literacy skills. More than 40 million adults cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, follow a bus schedule, understand a medicine label, or read to their children. The District of Columbia has an illiteracy rate twice the national average. Literacy Volunteers & Advocates works to change these statistics one individual at a time.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy


Mon Sep 13, 2021 - Fri Dec 10, 2021


635 Edgewood Street, NE, Suite BSuite B1WashingtonWashington, DC 20017



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education




  • Must be at least 18
  • 9 months
  • Classes will take place during the day (and one evening class), and will be a blend of in-person and over the computer. Cultural competency and empathy are key requirements for the position.

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