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Volunteer with Immigrants and Refugees at Adult Literacy Non-Profit (North Seattle)

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Source

  • 155 people are interested

Literacy Source ( https://youtu.be/c_2XY2P5bXc) is an adult education non-profit based in the Lake City neighborhood of North Seattle. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at different locations, depending on your interests, skills, location, and time. Experience working with adult immigrants and/or refugees is a plus, although not required. The top 5 first languages among our students are Amharic, Tigrinya, Spanish, Mandarin, and Somali, although combined our students speak more than 40 languages. People of color and bilingual/multilingual individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Tutor students one-on-one in reading and writing, math, ESOL, computers, citizenship, work skills, or GED prep
  • Co-teach or be a Class Assistant in a class of 8-20 students (reading and writing, math, ESOL, computers, citizenship, work skills, conversation skills, or GED prep)
  • Provide program support:
    • Give practice citizenship interviews to naturalization applicants
    • Interpret or Translate information
    • Help organize our resource library
    • Facilitate one-on-one reading tests
    • Work as an office manager in the afternoons or evenings
    • Proctor student assessments
  • Tutor students one-on-one in either ESOL, reading and writing, or math (see FAQs about volunteering at KCCF)
  • Volunteer in Talk Time classes at Beacon Hill, Central, Fremont, and Lake City Public Libraries

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About Literacy Source


3200 NE 125th ST, Seattle, WA 98125, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Source partners with adults working to gain skills and education to create new opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community. We envision an inclusive and equitable society providing education and opportunities for all adults. We believe that all adults can improve their basic skills and that community volunteers, trained and supported by professional staff, can work with students to make this happen. We welcome the challenge of developing the habit of independent lifelong learning. The Literacy Source story unfolds each day at our center - and in homes, community centers, and workplaces around Seattle and the Puget Sound region - as adult learners work towards literacy, English language skills, citizenship, better jobs, and better lives. Our students range in age from 19 to 86, and speak 41 languages. 97% of our students are low-income and 96% are immigrants or refugees.


Literacy Source is a safe and community-centered environment, working to become a fully inclusive, multicultural, anti-racist organization. Commitment from our volunteers to this work is essential and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LBGTQ community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


3200 NE 125th StSeattle, WA 98125



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing




  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment varies depending on position.

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