Since 1968, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) has helped to build a more literate society by providing free, confidential instruction in English, Math, and computer literacy to adults and out-of-school teens. Our student population is comprised of English language learners (ELL), those who have come here from other countries, and basic literacy students (BL) who are native speakers.

LVORC recruits and trains volunteers to be individual tutors and group instructors. We provide services to more than 200 learners annually, with programs in reading and writing, English as a new language, math, financial literacy, computer literacy, workplace literacy, citizenship preparation and reading mentors for children in elementary school.

A professional staff supports more than 110 volunteer tutors, as well as a corps of tutor trainers, event planners, and board members who make our programs successful. Our funding is provided by individual donors, private foundations, corporate sponsors, and governmental agencies.

For more information please contact our Troy office at 518-244-4650, or our Albany office at 518-434-0540.