Thank You for Giving
Thank you to everyone who showed support for us on GivingTuesday through your donations. Between our web form and Facebook, we raised just over $2.5k for our students
In addition to monetary gifts, we can not thank our volunteers enough for their gift of time. Despite the challenges of 2020, our volunteers donated over 10,000 hours of service this year
We are super-grateful to all the volunteers and donors who have continued to support Literacy Volunteers with time and money this year. So many of you have been an inspiration and committed presence, and you have kept us afloat.
On behalf of the students we serve, thank you!

Student Success Story: Dareen

Dareen has proven over and over again how dedicated and resilient she is when working hard to improve her education and the lives of her children.
Dareen’s family immigrated to Charlottesville as Syrian refugees in 2015. While caring for their family, including a disabled daughter, Dareen enrolled in classes at the Adult Learning Center to work towards obtaining her GED and then started studying and training to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Her LVCA tutor, Michael, helped her every step of the way.
In October she passed the final section of her GED and will soon receive her diploma. While COVID-19 did slow down her credentialing program for the CNA, it also proved just how valuable nurses are to our community, strengthening her commitment to the program. Dareen finished her clinical rounds and is now waiting to sit for her licensing exam.
She’s accomplished all of this while also serving as an important voice and advocate in our community for immigrant families and the educational needs of their children. You can often find Dareen quoted in local news reports about the importance of equitable education.
We are so proud of her commitment to her own education and the education of immigrant families in our community.
Virtual New Tutor Training Dates 
This fall, after considerable work, we were pleased to launch our New Tutor Training workshops on an online platform. Traditionally, this training was an all-day event on a Saturday, where we enjoyed the company of new recruits while explaining what to expect as a volunteer. We’ve held our first two New Tutor Training events online, bringing 36 new volunteer tutors into our program and we're excited to continue to offer these trainings in the new year.
Each month, we will offer two different training schedules to help accommodate schedules. We are also adding orientation sessions for those who would like to learn more before committing to a full training session. Click on any of the months below for more information and to register. All sessions are held on Zoom. Please let us know if you have any questions about training or becoming a volunteer tutor by emailing
Tutor Training:
  • Thursdays: 14, 21, 28 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 16, 23, 30 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 16, 23, 2 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 18, 25, 4 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Orientation Sessions:
  • January: Thursday, January 7 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
  • February: Thursday, February 4 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
  • March: Thursday, March 11 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
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