Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury

Thank you for your
support of the LVGW Annual Appeal.

Visit our "Donate" page to learn how you can help.

Orientations for New Volunteers:
Please join us! 

Come and find out about volunteer opportunities

in adult literacy, English as a Second Language, and U.S. citizenship!


Please register for one session: 


  • Saturday, January 7, 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Woodbury Public Library, The Gallery, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury


  • Monday, January 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Depot Square, Suite 213, 51 Depot Street, Watertown (enter near the Farm Shoppe restaurant, take elevator to 2nd Floor, and look for signs)


  • Tuesday, January 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury


  • Wednesday, January 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Naugatuck Youth Services, 13 Scott Street, Naugatuck


To register:  Call 203 754-1164 or

email Vanessa at


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, plus an active email account.  The purpose of the orientation is to provide you with all of the information you need to decide if volunteering with LVGW is a good fit for you.  We look forward to meeting you!

2017 Volunteer Orientations are sponsored by the



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 Save the date for our major fundraiser:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Featuring Chris Berman of ESPN 

Aqua Turf, Plantsville

More information to come soon!
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A Call for Tutors
Discover how you can help local adults learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English.  Trainings are held in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Call Vanessa or Tina at 203-754-1164

About Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Literacy Volunteers was founded by Ruth Colvin in Syracuse, New York in 1962. It quickly grew into a national organization with affiliates throughout the U.S. In 2002, Literacy Volunteers of America merged with Laubach Literacy to form ProLiteracy Worldwide, the largest adult literacy organization in the world.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) began in 1974. As an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America, we are proud to be a member of a national and international network of community-based education programs. LVGW is located in the lower level of the Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury.

LVGW strives to meet the literacy needs of adults in the Greater Waterbury area residing in the following 14 towns: Waterbury, Wolcott, Plymouth, Thomaston, Prospect, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Cheshire, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Southbury, Woodbury, and Watertown/Oakville.

LVGW offers free programs for adults:

  • Basic Literacy (BL) for adults who speak English but read and write at very low levels
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and refugees who need English instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English
  • Family Literacy designed for parents of children in pre-school and elementary school.

LVGW is especially dedicated to building workforce and job readiness skills to build self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
Silas Bronson Library ~ 267 Grand Street ~ Waterbury, CT 06702
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Agency

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