Homework Helper at The Seattle Public Library

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The Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th AvenueSeattle, WA 98104


The Seattle Public Library is seeking Homework Helpers who have a passion for helping K-12 students learn and succeed in school. The 2016-2017 Homework Help service will be offered from Sept. 12, 2016 through June 15, 2017.

Homework Helpers mentor K-12 students who are working on homework assignments, developing literacy and mathematics skills, and preparing for college and careers. They provide help with all academic subjects up to the eighth grade level and may specialize in subjects up to the college-prep level. Most of the students are first generation Americans who speak a language other than English at home. Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with students of all ages in small groups and individually.

A volunteer commitment throughout the school year is requested. Volunteers provide Homework Help once a week when the public schools are in session.

Homework Help locations: Beacon Hill, Broadview, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park branches.

Go to www.spl.org/homeworkvolunteer for more information and to download/print an application. Please submit your volunteer application by August 4. Interviews will be scheduled through August 22. Additional Homework Helpers will be placed when volunteer openings occur during the school year.


  • Problem Solving
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • STEM

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per week throughout school year
  • Completion of at least one year of college. Must be a high school graduate or have a GED diploma.
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