The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist K-12 students with homework assignments at 10 Library locations. Volunteers will also encourage additional math and reading development through a variety of fun learning activities.
Successful Homework Help volunteers are comfortable interacting with students of all ages individually and in small groups. Homework Help is a drop-in program for students and not “tutoring” in the traditional sense. A volunteer does not, for example, work with one student throughout the school year. Each week, the students and their requests may be different.
English is a second language for many of the students who use the Homework Help program. You don’t need to be a subject expert to participate, although that is helpful, particularly in the areas of math and science.
Homework Help will be offered at the following Library locations from Sept. 14, 2015, through June 16, 2016:
- Beacon Hill Branch,2821 Beacon Ave. S.
- Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S.
- Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way
- High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.
- Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.
- NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S.
- Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
- Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S. (begins January 2016)
- South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth S.
Volunteers will be scheduled for weekly two-hour shifts. Those who cannot make weekly commitments can be scheduled as substitutes at least twice a month.