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Make a DifferenceLiteracy Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our educational programs and operations, enabling us to serve 1,500 adult learners annually. As a LCNV volunteer, you may be an instructor, helping English Language Learners (ELLs) achieve their educational goals, assess our learners to help with measuring their progress, support LCNV’s mission through community outreach, or strengthen our office and program operations in a variety of administrative and skill-based opportunities. 

If you are passionate about adult education, consider joining our core of nearly 700 volunteers who are helping LCNV empower Northern Virginia’s adults to participate more fully and confidently in their communities – you could make a difference in an individual's prospects, a family's opportunities, and a community's future.

Interested in Volunteering?

We have a variety of opportunities available! Email our Volunteer Coordinator at or call (703) 237-0866 x116 to RSVP for one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientation sessions, through which you can learn more about our variety of volunteer openings:

Educational (these positions require training)

  • Instructor
    • Classroom Teacher
    • Class Aide
    • Tutor
  • Student Assessment Specialist

Program and Office Support

  • Registration Assistants
  • Trainers
  • Outreach Volunteers
  • Office and Special Project Volunteers
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Anabella, Former LCNV Student
“When I came here ten years ago, I didn't speak any English words. My tutor taught me about American life. We had a beautiful relationship. [Learning English has been] hard and lovely. I cried sometimes out of frustration if someone didn't understand my English. It's still difficult, but right now I feel more confident. ”
Anabella, Former LCNV Student