Literacy Volunteers of America, a national non-profit organization with headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y., has more than 400 programs in 41 states, including Utah.

Mary Hausen, Salt Lake City, is director of a program serving the Wasatch Front. She made be contacted at 277-0883.The organization provides free, confidential, one-on-one and small-group tutoring for adults with limited reading and writing skills or limited English-speaking skills.

Trained adult volunteers provide the tutoring.

Volunteers receive 18 to 24 hours of workshop training, usually conducted a couple of nights a week for three or four weeks.

Literacy Volunteers of America publishes its own materials that teach volunteers how to work with low-level readers. Upon completion of the training, volunteers are matched with those wanting help. They meet at times and locations convenient to both. Meeting places include libraries and community colleges.