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
KING COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Tutor students one-on-one in either ESOL, reading and writing, or math (see FAQs about volunteering at KCCF)
TALK TIME - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Volunteer in Talk Time classes at Beacon Hill, Central, Fremont, and Lake City Public Libraries
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.
Literacy Source is a safe and community-centered environment where adults can improve basic reading, writing, math, English language, computer, employment, and life skills.