About Us

Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley  (LVNRV) provides free and confidential tutoring to adults in the New River Valley, including the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford. LVNRV helps learners achieve their literacy goals and strengthen their skills for personal independence and better employment.

Learner Centered    

Our students play an active role in planning their own learning.  Tutors provide instruction that is tailored to the student’s goals, learning style and pace of learning.  LVNRV cooperates with local libraries, educational institutions and community organizations to provide convenient tutoring locations in each locality.

Volunteer Driven    

The power of LVNRV comes from our volunteer tutors.  These trained, dedicated tutors help adult students achieve their literacy goals in a safe, confidential setting.  Whether they are teaching a student to read, to strengthen workplace skills, or to prepare for citizenship, LVNRV tutors have a powerful and enduring impact on the lives of the students they serve.


Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Charitable donations and foundation gifts enable LVNRV to help area residents strengthen their literacy skills for personal independence and better employment.

Our Mission

The Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley 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, Family Literacy) at a location and time that is convenient to both the learner and the student. We are a United Way/United Fund Partner Agency and an affiliate member of ProLiteracy.

Board of Directors

  • Nikki Giovanni, Honorary
  • C. Barry Anderson, President
  • Sally Warburton, Secretary
  • Monena Hall, Treasurer
  • Jenny Bolte
  • Tracy Gilmore
  • Sheri Lewis
  • Bonnie Smith
  • Elizabeth Sensabaugh
  • Jane Swing

Advisory Board

  • Meghan Dorsett
  • Mary Grace Theodore


Lisa Quesenberry is Interim Director/Program Specialist for Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley. Lisa’s degree is in Administrative Technology from New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia. She has 7 years of experience in adult education as a Student Support Specialist. Lisa resides in Christiansburg, VA with her husband Randy and Rusty the cat.  She enjoys volunteering for events in the community, including the Fiddle and Banjo Club and local festivals, to provide outreach to people who can benefit from resources in the area.