Literacy Volunteers of Union County (LV-UC) is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to work with adults seeking to improve their reading, writing or English conversation skills.   New Tutor Training Workshops provide new volunteers with the skills needed to work with adult learners in Union County.  The next workshop is scheduled at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street in Linden on January 29, February 5 and 19.  This is a change from previously scheduled dates.  February 26 is scheduled as a snow day if one is needed. The sessions begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 2:30 pm.

Through LV-UC’s network of volunteer tutors, adult learners in the program have been able to get better jobs and become more productive members of the community.  Although our tutors meet at libraries throughout Union County, the greatest need for tutors is in the towns of Elizabeth and Plainfield.

To become a volunteer tutor you must be 18 years old.  You do not need prior teaching experience, and no foreign language is required.  To find out more about how literacy changes lives, visit our website,  If you are interested in registering for the Linden workshop, click on the link in Upcoming Events.  There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  Need based scholarships are available to cover this charge.  You may also register by calling Susan at 908-755-7998 or emailing