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Become a Bilingual (Spanish and English) Homework Coach, and help youth with their homework!

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ORGANIZATION: San Jose Public Library - Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

  • 101 people are interested
Biblioteca Latinoamericana

Help local students reach academic success at the library and foster their ability to succeed in school.

Volunteers must commit to volunteer for the entire Fall semester or the entire Spring semester or both. If a volunteer can't attend a particular day due to illness or other reasons, the volunteer must let the volunteer coordinator know.

How You Will Make a Difference

Homework Club Coaches will help young students with their homework in a range of subjects - reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Watch their confidence grow as they master their homework at the library.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Coach students in groups of one to four
  • Assist with enrichment activities with those students who have completed their homework
  • Pass out monthly event lists to parents and families in the library, and promote the Homework Club to them.
  • Wipe tables before and after Homework Club to ensure a healthy learning environment.

Benefits

  • Encourages lifelong learning for community youth
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Share or gain experience with program management skills
  • Develop mentoring skills
  • Learn ways to coach, promote learning, and refine teaching skills

Commitment/Schedule

Homework Club Coaches need to commit to 1.5 - 2 hours per week, for either the Fall Semester or the Spring Semester or both. Volunteers are needed from August - December 2023 and January through May 2024. There are planned breaks from Homework Club at Thanksgiving, Winter Holiday Break, and other government holidays.

Prospective volunteers should:

  • Commit to volunteering for the entire Fall semester or the entire Spring semester or both
  • Complete Homework Club Volunteer Training
  • Have experience or interest in working with youth
  • Have strong oral communication skills in both Spanish and English
  • Be dependable, patient, and flexible
  • Complete a fingerprint background check, at no cost to you. Only required if you are 18 years or older

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please email Dawn at dawn.imada@sjlibrary.org AND fill out this form: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/EnterpriseActivity?enterpriseGuid=8370465d-3777-4b73-b24b-3efd11ca6c09&activityGuid=92fc797d-20ce-49df-8426-15447acfbb8f&searchUrl=https%253a%252f%252fapp.betterimpact.com%252fPublicEnterprise%252fEnterpriseSearch%253fEnterpriseGuid%253d8370465d-3777-4b73-b24b-3efd11ca6c09%2526SearchType%253dOrganization%2526SearchId%253d8115

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About San Jose Public Library - Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

Location:

921 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95110, US

Mission Statement

San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. San Jose Public Library is a winner of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Recipients are selected because of their innovative approaches to public service and the contribution they make to the educational, civic, cultural and economic development goals of their communities.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

921 S. 1st St.San Jose, CA 95110

(37.32235,-121.88036)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • A one semester commitment is required. 1.5 - 2 hours per week.
  • Volunteers ages 18 and older need to be fingerprinted.

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