EOP Literacy Volunteers is an accredited affiliate of Literacy NY


Literacy New York (LNY) provides training and technical assistance to a diverse network of volunteer-based literacy organizations and supports their capacity to be well-managed, well-governed and to provide quality instruction. Learn more about Literacy NY HERE



EOP Literacy Volunteers of Chemung and Schuyler Counties (LVCSC" mission is to support one-on-one confidential tutoring, free of charge, to adults who live and work in Chemung and Schuyler Counties; and to fulfill their personal literacy goals by empowering them to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English Language. 



LVCSC envisions a future where all members of our community have empowered themselves to become lifelong learners by striving for knowledge, and supporting and inspiring others to achieve personal literacy goals. 

EOP Literacy Volunteers Overview

Literacy Volunteers' main goal is to provide opportunity through literacy. This means that we do not just stop at helping individuals learn to read and write, we help them improve their lives and become better citizens. With the help of our dedicated tutors, our adult students are able to acquire jobs, earn their GED, enroll in college, gain their citizenship, become involved in their children's education, and so much more. 


As a division of the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), Literacy Volunteers is accredited by Literacy NY. Our program is made possible by the amazing volunteer tutors we work with. In the 2012-2013 program year, we had 102 volunteers donating 3550.25 hours of their time to 70 students who participated in 1830.25 hours of learning.


Our program serves adults in Chemung and Schuyler Counties that need assistance with writing, reading and speaking. We serve both Basic Literacy and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Our tutors are trained in a three to four hour course for each approach, in which they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to become a successful tutor. Support for our tutors does not stop there however. We work with each tutor to help them develop goals, objectives, and lesson plans and provide a multitude of different resources for them to use. The student, tutor, and program staff work as a team in order to teach each individual in the best way possible. 


As stated above, our program would not be possible if not for the caring and dedicated individuals who tutor. The need in our community is great, thus we are always looking for new tutors. Students are currently waiting for a tutor but we do not have the volunteers necessary to match them. 


Please join our family and make the first step in changing someone's life!