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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta

Listing Last Update: October 22, 2020


12 Spruce St
Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330

Primary Contact

Virginia Marriner

(207) 626-3440

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen
  • To improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

LVA was founded in 1973 and currently serves communities, in southern Kennebec County and Lincoln County. LVA provides literacy services that are free, confidential and private to anyone over 18 years old who has identified a need to improve reading, writing, and/or speaking needs. We also provide support for financial and medical/health literacy needs and English as a Second Language (ESOL). LVA is a partner with area Adult Education programs and works closely with their programs. LVA is a strong advocate for family literacy and is a member of two Literacy For ME area teams. LVA conducts StoryWalks and Family Literacy fun days.

The LVA office is located in the back of the parking lot with a prominent sign by the door. We are all on one floor with easy access.

Mission Statement

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta is to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential.

Hours of operation: M 7:30am-1:30pm, T 7:30am-1:30pm, W 10am-2pm, Th 7:30am-1:30pm F Closed

Cost info: No fee for training manual for volunteers due to generous grant from New Readers Press in 2020-21.. No fee for services.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

1.) A learner who had always been told she was stupid, said "Now I am somebody".

2.)"We came to Augusta after a long drive. When my daughter started in school, I started to think about our life and first was how to find job for my husband and I kept searching for a chance for him but unfortunately was nothing available! Finally, I found the information about the Career Center and I signed up for Medical coding course which was an offer for me and I thought that if I attend it will be encouraging for my husband to do his best. I always found private time for me to do my homework and the exams with the whole support of great teacher, from Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta - Linda ❤️She is always here to help me and teach me how to hold the matter and pass the hard test she is my teacher, my sister and my mother and my friend and everything for me without her i was nothing Such a great person for me and taking care of me I love her so so so much all of my grateful for her."


Program’s Demographics/Metrics

LVA serves southern Kennebec and northern Lincoln counties in Maine. LVA serves 88 individuals through one-to-one relationships, 75 in Literacy Labs and over 300 children and families in family literacy outreach events.

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