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Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties

Address:  129 Seamon Road Suite A
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone:  207-500-3131
Fax:  (207) 778-2971
E-mail:  [email protected]
Website: Website
Contact:  David Olsen, Interim Executive Director
Clients:  Literacy Volunteers provides free reading/writing service to individuals with low level literacy skills. Trained volunteer tutors will work 1:1 in private. Serving Franklin and Somerset Counties and Livermore Falls, Livermore and Jay areas.
Services:  Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties mission is to foster literacy, language development, and education among the adults in our communities who want to improve their literacy skills in order to reach their full potential. Literacy Volunteers also promotes English for Speakers of other languages and fosters literacy among children, teens and families.

Literacy Volunteer tutors take an 18¬hour workshop. They are then matched with a student in their area. This service is free, confidential, and on a one ¬to one basis. Tutors and students meet in a public place such as a local learning center or library. Literacy Volunteers has teen tutoring programs in schools in both counties. Literacy Volunteers also sends volunteers to different nursing homes in the area to read to the patients.
Fees: No charge. LVF&SC is funded by Tri-Valley and Mid-Maine United Ways, grants and donations.
Volunteer Opportunities: Tutoring one-on-one with adults or teens. Reading in nursing homes.
Required training: 18 hour Basic Reading Tutor Training Workshop.
Time requirements: At least one year, about 1 hour per week.
Coordinator: Rebecca Jasch (207) 778-3460
Hours:  By Appointment

Healthy Community Coalition

Founded in 1989, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network with a mission of promoting health and well-being in Franklin County and neighboring towns, including Livermore Falls.