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 through June 14, 2018.
Homework Helpers coach K-12 students who are developing literacy and mathematics skills, working on homework assignments, and preparing for college. They provide help with all academic subjects and may specialize in college-prep subjects. Most of the students are first generation Americans who speak a language other than English at home. Volunteers must be comfortable assisting children and teens.
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, Greenwood, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park branches.
Additional volunteers are needed at the Broadview, High Point and Rainier Beach branches. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about volunteer openings and request an application packet.
- 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.