The Seattle Public Library is seeking Homework Helpers who have a passion for helping K-12 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 8th 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 public schools are in session. Please read the Homework Helper volunteer service description and watch a short video to learn more.
Prospective volunteers who submit their volunteer application and supplemental forms by July 25 will be given priority consideration for the new school year’s Homework Help program. Go to http://www.spl.org/homeworkvolunteer to download a volunteer application.