our Annual Scrabble Tournament date has been set

Help us "spellebrate for a good cause!"

Your participation in our Scrabble Tournament makes it possible for us to reach even more adults in the New River Valley area.  Together we can open a new era of literacy in their lives.  

The Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley is hosting their Annual Scrabble Tournament on Thursday, June 8th at New River Valley Mall right outside Belk from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Bring a friend and enjoy a night sure to give your brain a real workout!

This unique event brings together families, school groups and members of the business community for an evening of friendly competition. Players will enjoy food, drinks and two rounds of Scrabble®. 

All proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) English-language, literacy and education services offered to the New River Valley area of Virginia. 

Teams (up to three players) are forming now and a number of sponsorship opportunities are available!

For more information call the LVNRV office at 540-382-7262

To purchase tickets in advance, please click here!

If you'd like to become a valued Sponsor, for this event, please contact our LVNRV Program Specialist, Lisa Quesenberry at 540-382-7262 or email her at lquesenberry@lvnrv.org. 


Thank You for GIVing BIG NRV!

Your generous online gift on April 26th on the GiveBigNRV website helped us raise $1,085.00!

With your generous donations, you have made it possible for us to reach even more adults in the New River Valley.  Together we are opening a new era of literacy!


CAREER OPENING AT LVNRV!

Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all operations, functions and activities of Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley. As the face of the organization, this position is responsible for developing a strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision.  

This position must have good communication skills, the ability to lead, motivate and have a holistic approach in managing the organization’s operations. This position is a part-time, 30 hours per week position. Pay range is $15-18 per hour depending on qualifications.


Adult Digital Literacy Services available In NRV!

Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices. 

LVNRV provides tutoring for adult students to help improve their skills in using technology to solve problems and communicate with others, while increasing their digital literacy skills and access to technology. 

To learn more about this service,  please contact our LVNRV Program Specialist, Lisa Quensenberry at 540-382-7262 or email her at lquesenberry@lvnrv.org. 


LVNRV offers ESL instruction in classes ranging from beginner – for people with little or no experience with English – to high-intermediate.

Classes are free; however, registration is required.

For more information and to register please contact our LVNRV Program Specialist, Lisa Quensenberry at 540-382-7262 or email her at lquesenberry@lvnrv.org. 


Become a student! It's Free!

Become a student! It's Free!

Your tax-free donation is welcome!

Your tax-free donation is welcome!

Become a Literacy Volunteer Tutor today!

Become a Literacy Volunteer Tutor today!


Our Mission

The Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) mission is to foster support, advocate for, and instruct adults in the New River Valley who seek opportunities to achieve greater independence through literacy.

We are a community-based literacy program that provides free one-to-one or small group tutoring (Basic Literacy, ESOL, Digital Literacy, Basic Math) at a location and time that is convenient to both the learner and the tutor. We are a United Way/United Fund Partner Agency and an affiliate member of ProLiteracy.



Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their children
Literacy Project Foundation