Please note: During COVID-19 volunteer opportunities are all virtual and restricted to either tutoring or class assistant opportunities. We look forward to resuming a more comprehensive volunteer program once we are back in person. Stay well!
Volunteers play a huge role in the strength of our organization, helping us to provide every student the instruction and support they need as they work toward literacy, improving language skills, citizenship, better jobs, and better lives.
At Literacy Source we believe:
The wealth of skills, talents, ideas, and resources volunteers bring to the program, plus their hours of patient dedication, provides an environment that enhances the student’s ability to learn.
Creating a trusting relationship between volunteer and student(s) is invaluable to the success of our mission. Careful recruitment and matching of volunteer skills with a student, class, or support position helps to build a valuable experience for both volunteer and student.
Offering a helpful and educational environment, instructional and ongoing training, and support benefits each volunteer’s needs and own personal growth.
Depending on your interests, skills, location, and time, there are a variety of opportunities available at different locations:
Tutor students one-on-one in reading and writing, math, ESOL, citizenship, work skills, or GED prep
Co-teach a class of 8-20 students in reading and writing, math, ESOL, citizenship, work skills, conversation skills, or GED prep
Provide program support
Help organize our resource library
Give practice citizenship interviews to naturalization applicants
Facilitate one-on-one reading tests
Work as an office manager in the afternoons or evenings
Proctor student assessments
CONVERSATION CIRCLES - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Volunteer in English Conversation Circle classes at Lake City Center and Central Public Library
We strongly encourage people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups to volunteer with us.
Ready to volunteer? Come to orientation, which is the first step to volunteering at Literacy Source.
*Summer Break: we will be taking a break from recruiting volunteers over this summer as we transition back to in-person learning at the center. We look forward to seeing you at the next orientation on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.
New Volunteer Orientations (NVOs) are held the first Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted due to a holiday) at 1 pm or 7 pm. Check out our events calendar
for upcoming orientation dates.
Please contact our Volunteer Program Manager Caroline by email
or phone (206-782-2050) if you have any questions or you are unable to attend any of the upcoming sessions.
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3200 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA 98125 | 206-782-2050
Hours of Operation: MW 8:30 am-8:30 pm; TTh 8:30 am-7:30 pm; F by appt only
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