about lvep

Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle (LVEP) helps adults improve their basic literacy skills in reading, writing, and numeracy, and, for community members whose first language is not English, provides English language instruction and citizenship preparation.

For more than 30 years, LVEP has offered tutoring in basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in both one-on-one and small-group environments, based on availability. Services are provided free of charge by volunteer tutors, who are trained by LVEP.

Clients served represent, for example, individuals who

  • do not understand written medication directions;
  • have difficulty completing a job application;
  • require basic skills improvement to achieve a West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma;
  • need assistance to mitigate life-long or injury-related learning disability effects; and
  • do not have a bank account or understand how to maintain one.


LVEP receives client referrals from local agencies such as the three county school boards; EPIC (Head Start); the Department of Health and Human Resources; and county and regional adult education programs: Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan Counties and James Rumsey Technical Institute.