Literacy Volunteers of Illinois


Supporting Volunteer Literacy In Illinois Since 1979


The central goal of the VOCAL—Volunteer Outreach for Community Action in Literacy—program is to expand the volunteer base of community and faith-based adult literacy programs by recruiting, placing and training AmeriCorps members to serve as Literacy Specialists in adult literacy programs throughout the state.

AmeriCorps members serve as one-to-one and small group tutors and are involved with volunteer recruitment and retention activities and help to secure other resources for their host site, including books and program materials. Members are also involved in special events to generate awareness and support.

The VOCAL program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service through the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (SERVE Illinois).

Position Description
VOCAL Host Sites
Member Information

Full Time

  • 1700 Hours
  • 40 Hours/Week
  • $18,000 Stipend
  • $6,895 Ed Award

Half Time

  • 900 Hours
  • 25 Hours/Week
  • $9,000 Stipend
  • $3,447 Ed Award
Quarter Time

  • 450 Hours
  • 12 Hours/Week
  • $4,500 Stipend
  • $1,824 Ed Award
Minimum Time

  • 300 Hours
  • 8 Hours/Week
  • $3,000 Stipend
  • $1,459 Ed Award
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LVI began by working with just four LVA programs, and today provides an array of resources and services to staff, tutors, and students in some 100 adult literacy programs statewide.


Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
100 S. State St, Suite 437
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-857-1582

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