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.  

Training opportunities are offered quarterly at locations in King County.



 Hands-On Learning: 
Creating Tools and Manipulatives for English Language Learners

Saturday, September 9
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Renton Library Meeting Room
100 Mill Avenue South, Renton WA 98057
Facilitator: Amanda Cook

Interested in making learning English fun and interactive for your students? During this workshop, we will explore and create hands-on tools, games, and activities to engage English language learners and promote confidence. Participants will leave with a list of easy-to-make and affordable English and math tools. These tools can be adapted and used for varying English levels and will provide new opportunities for hands-on learning.  Please bring your lunch.

Please RSVP to Melanie Hue or (425) 369-3455.


Community Volunteer Training
Saturday, October 14
9:00 am to 1:15 pm

The Seattle Public Library - Central Library
1000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Registration coming soon. 


Thank you to those who attended the Community Volunteer Training at Seattle Goodwill on Saturday, April 1st. 

Click on the title below to download.

Keynote Presentation (PDF Presentation)

Understanding Adult Learners:
Basic Reading for Adult Learners (PDF presentation)
Getting Started on the Right Foot (PDF)
Keeping Adult Learners Motivated (PDF)
Principles of Adult Learning (PDF)

Teaching Job Readiness:
Teaching Job Readiness (PDF Presentation)
Resume Template (PDF)
Star Method Interview Questions (PDF)

Hands On Learning:
Creating Tools & Manipulatives (PDF Presentation)
Creating Tools & Manipulatives (PDF)

Working with Immigrants:
Working with Immigrants (PDF Presentation 1)
Working with Immigrants (PDF Presentation 2)
Immigration Terminology for Educators & Service Providers (PDF)
Undocumented Led Resources (PDF)

English as a Second Language Learners:
ESL Lesson Planning (PDF)
ESL Teaching Techniques (PDF)



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