Literacy Volunteers of Southwest Minnesota has a busy week of activities planned for National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week:

Tuesday, 9/23 – Join us at drop-in tutoring for adults at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 1301 South 4th Street, in Marshall, MN,  from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, 9/24 –  We will be in the BA/CH link at Southwest Minnesota State University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share information about volunteer opportunities and our literacy programs.

Thursday, 9/25 –  A new volunteer & tutor orientation is scheduled at the Marshall-Lyon County Public Library, 201 C Street, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 9/26 – Stop by for coffee, tea & treats at the Marshall-Lyon County Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to noon and learn more about literacy efforts by many organizations in our area.

Saturday, 9/27 – We will be offering computer classes at 2 locations: at 10 a.m. Will Thomas, professor of accounting at SMSU, will teach an “Intro to Microsoft Excel” course at the Marshall-Lyon County Library from 10 to 11 a.m. To register, call 507-537-7003. In the afternoon, volunteer tutors will continue a course at Lake Benton Public Library for people new to computers . The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and people must register as computer space is limited. Please call the Lake Benton Library at 507-368-4641. Preference will be given to Lake Benton residents and library users.

Our mission: To support the literacy goals of adults living in Southwest Minnesota through quality tutoring, community partnerships, and advocacy.

We welcome questions from learners and possible volunteers. Please email Charlotte at literacy.swmn@gmail.com or give her a call at 507-401-7337.


If you’re looking for a tutor, click  For Learners.

If you are interested in tutor training, click  For Tutors.  If you’d like to know more about other volunteer opportunities, click  Volunteering.

We work with adult learners who are at least 16 years old and no longer in high school.  We offer tutoring in reading, writing, speaking, listening, basic math, basic computer use, GED (high school equivalency) preparation, or ESL (English as a second or other language).  For more information, please click  For Learners.

Tutors  receive professional training and continuing education.  Anyone 18 or older who can read, write, and speak English well can be trained as a literacy tutor. Tutors do not need to be professional teachers or have a college degree.  Potential tutors complete a registration form and are required to participate in an interview.  For more information, please click  For Tutors.

We are partners with Marshall Adult Education, the Marshall-Lyon County Public Library, and other area organizations who support literacy.

Our website is always a work in progress.  Please check often for updates!