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Our tutoring programs focus on basic reading and writing skills, job skill building, empowering parents to help their children, and immigrants prepare for citizenship.



Helping immigrants become active members of our community by becoming U.S. citizens. Tutors help prepare students for the exam which consists of both an oral and written component.


Your knowledge of basic literacy, our training, and a devotion to 2-3 hours weekly for 9-12 months are all that are required to get started as a tutor.

“Before I volunteered, I arrived in Santa Fe newly retired and wanting to stay engaged in some meaningful way. LVSF offered the kind of place where I could use my years of experience and education to help people fulfill their dreams. For most of those 8 years I tutored both in the Basic Literacy program and in the ESL citizenship component. What I learned, what I received from the students, has always been far more valuable to me than just tutoring. The ability to meet new people, share life stories, and learn about different cultures in my mind all are part and parcel of the American experience. Being part of the LVSF family is truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Gary Dellapa

Students Reached

Instructional Hours

Tutor volunteer contributions equivalent to over $13 million

Years Established

Our Mission

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe is dedicated to providing free, quality tutoring to adults in reading, writing, and speaking English to strengthen our community, families, and workforce. Our student-centered tutoring programs focus on improving basic reading and writing skills, building job skills, empowering parents to help their children succeed in school, and helping immigrants prepare for citizenship.



Give Today

Give Today

"Sajita" felt confident enough after six months of working with a tutor to enroll in High School Equivalency (HSE) classes. "Juan" was an LVSF student who now gives back by teaching classes for absolute beginners in English as a second language. "Carmen" was able to...

Save the Date for GivingTuesday

Save the Date for GivingTuesday

Mark your calendar! Giving Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday Nov. 28, 2023On November 28, 2023, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities and change our world. Will you be one of them? Literacy...

News and Tidbits

News and Tidbits

Hello Fall Please join us in welcoming our newest tutors! About 20 new tutors were recently trained to serve our students. Thank you for volunteering! Join us for our annual Tutor/ Student Appreciation Picnic! We will be recognizing our hardworking students and the...