The Seattle Public Library is seeking Homework Helpers who have a passion for helping students learn and succeed in school. The 2017-2018 Homework Help service will be offered from Sept. 11, 2017 through June 14, 2018.
Homework Helpers mentor K-12 students who are developing literacy and mathematics skills, working on homework assignments, and preparing for college and careers. They provide help with all academic subjects 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 with various homework assignments and learning activities.
A volunteer commitment throughout the school year is requested. Volunteers provide Homework Help once a week when the public schools are in session. Go to www.spl.org/homeworkvolunteer for more information and to download/print an application.
Homework Help locations: Beacon Hill, Broadview, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, Greenwood, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park branches.
- Problem Solving
- Reading / Writing
- Relationship Building
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week throughout school year
- Completion of at least one year of college. Must be a high school graduate or have a GED diploma.