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 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. Go to www.spl.org/homeworkvolunteer for more information and to download/print an application.

Homework Help locations: Beacon Hill, Broadview, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park branches. Most of the Homework Help volunteer openings for this school year have been filled. The following branches have volunteer openings: Broadview, Columbia and Rainier Beach.


  • 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
  • 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.

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