Homework Helper at The Seattle Public Library

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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 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 volunteer@spl.org to inquire about volunteer openings and request an application packet.


  • 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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