The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County is to teach illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. History: Since 1984, Literacy Volunteers of Collier County (LVCC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, has been offering free and confidential one-to-one tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and English speaking skills to participate more fully in the daily tasks of life such as family, employment, school and community. Serving over 400 students with a growing list of individuals to be served, LVCC helps meet the challenges of Collier County’s growing population to ensure that all people from all walks of life deserve the chance to live productive and fulfilling lives. An accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, LVCC’s trained and dedicated tutors work with students of all levels. All teaching, which is confidential and free, is centered on individual needs and goals of the students and is designed to promote the potential and dignity of every student and to increase students’ language skills to help build confidence and self-esteem.
In order to be a tutor, a volunteer must hold a high school diploma and attend to the Tutor Training Workshop. Tutors may teach English to non-native speakers in small classes or one-on-one tutoring sessions. The volunteers may supervise the computer lab, work in the library, or help with other projects.