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ORGANIZATION: San Jose Public Library - Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library

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Biblioteca Latinoamericana

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

How You Will Make a Difference

Homework Club Coaches are special volunteers 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
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as record keeping

Benefits

  • Encourages lifelong learning to 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 a 6-month duration. Volunteer are needed September - December , 2022 and January through May 2023. There will be pre-start of Homework Club training in early September, 2022 as well as additional trainings throughout the year as needed. There are planned breaks from Homework Club at Thanksgiving, Winter Holiday Break, and other major Federal Holidays.

Prospective volunteers should:

  • Complete Homework Club Volunteer Training
  • Have experience or interest in working with youth
  • Have strong oral communication skills
  • Be dependable, patient, and flexible
  • Complete a fingerprint background check, at no cost to you. Only required if you are 18 years or older

Language Skills

  • Bilingual skills are highly desired, but not required

We are recruiting Homework Coaches for Mondays. Our goal is to begin the Homework Club in September. If there is demand, we may add an extra day.

Commitment:

Homework Coaches need to commit to 1.5 - 2 hours a week. s.

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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
  • At least 6 months commitment is desired. 1.5 - 2 hours per week.

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