read, write, THRIVE!

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.



Out and About in Santa Fe

Out and About in Santa Fe

DID YOU KNOW?We are out and about in the community! LVSF tutors go to hotels, restaurants, and businesses throughout Santa Fe to work with individuals or small groups of employees on their literacy skills and workplace goals. Employers often provide paid time and...

Easy Legislature Actions

Easy Legislature Actions

It's back! Adult Education and Literacy Day at the Roundhouse is on Tuesday, February 13th.Please write or call your legislators to encourage them to support adult education and literacy in this year's budget (here is a letter you can adapt from New Mexico Adult...

Volunteer Opportunities for the New Year

Volunteer Opportunities for the New Year

Teach English to your neighbors! Our number one need is always for new language tutors. Partner with an adult immigrant learning English, a student learning to read and write or do math, or a student working towards their High School Equivalency. Meet new people from...