SAVES - Southside Adults Volunteering Educational Service

Southside Adults Volunteering Educational Services is the Southside Virginia Community College Basic Skills and Literacy volunteer program that offers adults, from all walks of life, the opportunity to help other adults realize their educational dreams.

Community Based Literacy Organizations – Contact Information

Opportunities to volunteer:

Adult Basic Education
GED ® preparation


Tutor Students
Encourage and motivate students
Enrich learning environments
Teach special lessons

Time Commitment:

Most volunteers can commit to one two-or three-hour class period each week.


Are held mornings and evenings throughout SVCC's service area.

Volunteer Benefits:

Knowledge and experience in adult education.
Satisfaction of helping improve the literacy levels of Southside adults.
Enjoyment of working with motivated students.

All potential volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation before placement in a classroom. We offer a volunteer orientation every semester. Additional professional development will be offered and may be required.

GED ® and the GED Testing Service ® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education ® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.