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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). King County Library System, Literacy Source, OneAmerica, Seattle Central College, Seattle Goodwill, and the The Seattle Public Library, 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 regularly at locations in King County.

Registration is now open for the next Community Volunteer Training on Eventbrite at

Community Volunteer Training: Supporting Adult Literacy and Learning
Saturday, September 29, 2018
8:45 am-1:00 pm
The Seattle Public Library - Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

Thank you to those who attended the Community Volunteer Training at Seattle Goodwill on Saturday, April 21 2018. 

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ESOL Teaching Techniques and Lesson Planning:
ESOL Lesson Planning
ESOL Resource Handout
ESOL Teaching Techniques

Hands-on Learning: Creating Tools and Manipulatives for ESOL:
Hands On Learning Creating Tools and Manipulatives
Hands On Learning Tools and Manipulatives Updated

Organizing & Advocacy: Immigrant Rights and Beyond:
Organizing & Advocacy Know Your Rights Lesson Plan
Organizing & Advocacy Presentation
​Organizing & Advocacy Increasing Civic Participation

Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Interview:
Preparing for the Citizenship Interview Practice Test Activity
Preparing for the Citizenship Interview Presentation Resources
Preparing for the Citizenship Interview

Supporting Re-Entry:
Supporting Reentry Articles
Supporting Reentry Presentation

Working with Adult Learners:
Working with Adult Learners Ground Rules Handout
Working with Adult Learners Presentation
Working with Adult Learners Principles Handout


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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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