Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County's greatest asset is the dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others in their thirst for lifetime learning. From our office staff to our tutors, we are all volunteers!

Want to get involved? Scroll down to learn more! Pictured above: 11 tutors at their tutor training session, which we hold every few months.

"My students look forward to their classes...

now that I see that,

it's enjoyable to see them learn and discover!"


Our tutors are very important to the success of our students! LVKC has spent over 30 years developing our program, which uses a goal-based approach and compliments the methods used by ProLiteracy America. We provide training, lesson materials, and ongoing support for tutors, free of charge.

Our six-hour training happens two to three times a year and covers basic literacy or English as a second language in various parts of Kanawha County. Past trainings have been held in Charleston, South Charleston, Marmet, and more areas. Once tutors are trained and background checked (if working with children), they are matched with a student. We match based on mutual availability, location, and interests. From there, we leave it up to the tutor and student. Scheduling and location is determined by the team.

LVKC is also proud to have partnered with other service providers and organizations in Kanawha County to help people improve their reading. Some of our students come to us through partnerships with places like Recovery Point Charleston, Goodwill of the Kanawha Valley, Kanawha County Schools, and more! 


Our office is staffed by volunteers, too. We are located in downtown Charleston at First Presbyterian Church. We are always looking for an extra set of hands to make sure we're able to keep the office open during the week. For the most part, it's pretty quiet, but it's a great time to get to know the organization! Primary responsibilities include answering the phone and emails, with other special projects as needed.

Does this interest you? Let us know!


Our Board of Directors helps our organization run smooth. They meet once a month to discuss the organization, plan events, and more. We are always looking for candidates who represent a diverse background of experiences.

Have an interest in joining our Board of Directors? Head over to the "Contact Us" tab and fill out the form to let us know.


Executive: Malissa Hohmann, Susan Leffler, Alice Pettit, Anita Cohen, Renae Tyree 

Education: Anita Cohen and Carol Johnson-Cyrus

Board Development/Nominating: Susan Leffler, Renae Tyree and Anita Cohen

General Program: Anita Cohen  and Danika Brown

Finance: Alice Pettit and Carol Johnson-Cyrus

Fundraising: Susan Leffler, Gina Shrader and Renae Tyree

Public Relations: Susan Leffler, Carol Johnson-Cyrus and Renae Tyree 

Literacy Volunteers
of Kanawha County
Contact Us:

Telephone: ​(304) 343-7323

Email: info@literacyvolunteerskc.org​​​

16 Leon Sullivan Way

Room 303 (Education Building)

Charleston, WV 25301

Open Monday thru Friday 10 AM - 4 PM


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