Contact Us

7 Whittlesey Avenue
P.O. Box 366
New Milford, CT 06776

Office Hours:
Monday 9:30-5:00
Tues-Fri: 9:30-2:00
Evenings & Weekends
by Appointment




Literacy Volunteers on the Green’s vision is to help individuals maintain and improve their quality of life through mastery of the English language. We do this by promoting English literacy among individuals in Litchfield and Fairfield counties of Connecticut and surrounding areas in order to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.

Founded in 2005, the organization now has 90 trained volunteer tutors and 150 students and is governed by a 13 member board of directors. It is a ProLiteracy America affiliate and a United Way Partner Agency.

All instruction and materials are provided free of charge. Classes are scheduled at mutually convenient times for learners and volunteer tutors in locations ranging from Danbury in the south to Salisbury-Lakeville in the north. Our programs include:



Volunteer Tutor Training Session

Plant seeds of hope in your community by sharing the gift of literacy.

Teach an adult to read, write, understand and speak English, and you will change a family and a community. Literacy changes everything. Make new friends.  Develop new skills. Expand your horizons. Most importantly, make a difference in someone’s life.

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Volunteer Tutor Training Session
Saturday, September 13th from 9am - 3pm
and Tuesday, September 16th from 5:30pm-8pm
St. John’s Parish Hall, New Milford CT

No prior tutoring experience or knowledge of another language is necessary. After you complete training, Literacy Volunteers on the Green will match you with a student at a time and place that is convenient for you and will provide instructional materials and on-going support.

Call today for more information: 860-355-0830. Registration deadline: September 10th.

Family Read

A fall session of FAMILY READ will be held at the New Milford VNA located on 68 Park Land Rd. Sessions will be held Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and Nov. 5th (Wednesday). They will begin at 10:30am and run till 12:00pm. A different book will be discussed each week and the book will go home with each family. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call Literacy Volunteers on the Green at 860-355-0830 or Carol McCarthy at 860-354-7361.

Tasty Waves Frozen Yogurt Café in New Milford "invites you to join them on Saturday, September 6th for a fun-filled day benefitting Family Read®". More information is available in these flyers: Tasty Waves-Family Read-English and Tasty Waves-Family Read-Spanish


Literacy Volunteers on the Green depends upon corporate and private donations and volunteers to provide free instruction and materials to its students. Literacy Volunteers on the Green, Inc. is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), EIN number 26-2018636. Your donation may be tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for your support.