The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist K-12 students with homework assignments and developing literacy and mathematics skills throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
Anne Vedella, the Library’s volunteer services coordinator, said successful Homework Helpers are comfortable interacting with students of all ages individually and in small groups. She explained that Homework Help is a drop-in program for students. “A volunteer does not work with one student throughout the school year,” she said. “Each week, the students and their requests for academic support may be different.”
“We are seeking volunteers who are well-rounded academically and enjoy helping students learn,” Vedella said. “You don’t need to be a subject expert to participate, although that is helpful, especially in the areas of math, reading, writing and science.”
You can find Homework Help (for all your school-related needs) at the following locations from Sept. 8, 2014, through June 11, 2015:
- Beacon Hill, 2821 Beacon Ave S
- Broadview, 12755 Greenwood Ave N
- Columbia, 4721 Rainier Ave S
- Delridge, 5423 Delridge Way SW
- Douglass-Truth, 2300 E Yesler Way
- High Point, 3411 SW Raymond St
- Lake City, 12501 28th Ave NE
- NewHolly, 7058 32nd Ave S
- Northgate, 10548 Fifth Ave NE
- Rainier Beach, 9125 Rainier Ave S
- South Park, 8604 Eighth Ave S
We expect to assist students once a week when the Seattle Public Schools are in session. Those who cannot make weekly commitments can be substitutes at least twice a month for a minimum of four months.
For more information and to download a volunteer application go here. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college or vocational school and have strong English and/or mathematics skills. Individuals who have teaching or tutoring experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
Individuals who submit their application by July 25 will receive priority consideration for volunteer openings. Contact Anne Vedella, volunteer services coordinator, if you have questions.