ESL Talk Time Facilitator

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Central Library, 1000 4th AvenueBeacon Hill Branch, 2519 - 15th Avenue SLake City Branch, 12501 28th Avenue NESeattle, WA 98144


The Seattle Public Library's Talk Time Program provides immigrants and refugees with opportunities to practice conversational English in a social setting. Volunteer facilitators work as a team to plan and facilitate small group discussions on a variety of topics.

Talk Time sessions are offered at the Beacon Hill Branch (Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), Central Library (Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) and Lake City Branch (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.). Volunteer facilitators are asked to commit two hours per week for at least six months. Please contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator at for information about volunteer openings.


  • Group Facilitation
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • Interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills, especially active listening. Patience an
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