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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 over 600 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 and Outreach 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

Volunteer Sign-up Form

Ready to become an LCNV volunteer? Fill out this form to get started.

In order to volunteer with LCNV, you must:
• Attend a Volunteer Orientation
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have a high school diploma
• Be fluent in English and possess good communication skills
• Exhibit patience and flexibility in providing instruction and encouragement to adult students

“I joined LCNV to help adults who need instruction in the English language so they can become active participants in American society… This experience has been very satisfying for me because I have watched my student become more confident in expressing herself in English and she is a role model for the rest of her family. ”
Anne Spear, Volunteer Tutor & Board Member