Community Volunteer Training
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Community Volunteer Training

  • Seattle Goodwill

Register online here.

The Community Volunteer Training (CVT) is a resource for volunteers in the greater King County region looking to expand their network and knowledge in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/ESOL). The Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, Seattle Goodwill, and Literacy Source sponsor the CVT in their efforts to empower volunteers from all over the city to raise literacy and basic education needs for adults in our community. By coming together, we believe we can more effectively combat illiteracy and barriers to basic education.

Literacy Source volunteers working with ESOL students are encouraged to register for both the ESL Teaching Techniques and ESL Lesson Planning workshops.

This training is free and open to the public.

Join us for a day of free classes, workshops, and conversations to support ESOL and ABE students in greater King County.

New Volunteer Orientation - evening session
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

New Volunteer Orientation - evening session

  • Literacy Source

Interested in volunteering for Literacy Source? The first step is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)! It's always held on the first Wednesday of each month, at either 1 pm or 7 pm, at our Lake City Learning Center. Please call 206-782-2050 for more information or sign up online.

New Student Orientation - morning sessions
Apr
10
Apr 12

New Student Orientation - morning sessions

  • Literacy Source

New Student Orientation (NSO) is on Monday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 12th at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. All who are interested in attending classes at Literacy Source in Lake City must first attend NSO. Please call 206-782-2050 for more information.

New Student Orientation - evening sessions
Apr
10
Apr 12

New Student Orientation - evening sessions

  • Literacy Source

New Student Orientation (NSO) is on Monday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All who are interested in attending classes at Literacy Source in Lake City must first attend NSO. Please call 206-782-2050 for more information.

Teaching ELL Adults
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Teaching ELL Adults

  • Literacy Source

This training provides an introduction to working with ESOL adults. It provides teaching and tutoring strategies, practical tips, and activities and materials to use with ESOL students.

Parking is available in the lot located behind Literacy Source (enter from 125th St.); please park only in the spaces outlined in white. Spaces outlined in yellow are reserved for retail parking.

Recommended pre-requisite: Volunteering in an English Language Learner Literacy Class (online)

Please note: For these trainings, Literacy Source prioritizes seats for Literacy Source volunteers. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact skyet@literacysource.org before registering for this event.

Volunteer Training: Lesson Planning & Best Teaching Practices
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Volunteer Training: Lesson Planning & Best Teaching Practices

  • Literacy Source

Register online here.

The goal of this training is to provide volunteers with tools to develop lesson plans based on their learners' needs and to use best teaching practices to enhance learning.

This is a required training for all class instructors and tutors.

Please note: Literacy Source volunteer trainings prioritize seats for Literacy Source volunteers. If you are interested in attending, but are not affiliated with Literacy Source, please contact Skye before registering for this event.

Annual Breakfast
May
3
7:30 am07:30

Annual Breakfast

  • Seattle Pacific University - Gwinn Commons

Join us for the Annual Literacy Source Breakfast at Seattle Pacific University!

Registration is now open – all are welcome! Come on your own, or bring some friends. Reserve your seat or sign up to be a Table Captain now!

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year, featuring Nancy Pearl and her top book picks, and powerful stories from students.

For more information, email breakfast@literacysource.org or call 206-782-2050.

Literacy Source Night at Lucky Envelope Brewing
Jun
9
4:30 pm16:30

Literacy Source Night at Lucky Envelope Brewing

  • Lucky Envelope Brewing

Lucky Envelope Brewing in Ballard is hosting Literacy Source Night on Friday, June 9th. Spend some time outside of the Learning Center with some of Literacy Source’s volunteers, staff, and board, and introduce new people to Literacy Source. For every pint purchased that night, Lucky Envelope will donate $1 to Literacy Source.