Get Kids Ready for Back to School
Be Part of Academic Success for San José Children
School is almost back in session, and the library is a go-to place for many young scholars and their families. Each year, the San José Public Library helps thousands of people get ready for school, and volunteers play a pivotal role in the lives of students. Volunteers can make a tremendous difference by simply reading aloud to children, in order to help kids build basic literacy skills. Additionally, school-aged children greatly benefit from the coaching and support of volunteers able to aid with their homework.
Variety of Available Volunteer Opportunities
SJPL welcomes volunteers (ages 15+) wishing to contribute their talents and time to assist library staff in delivering services more efficiently and effectively. A variety of opportunities are available, including Homework Coaches and Supervisors, Readers to Children, Tech Mentors, and Library Services Volunteers. Fingerprint clearance required for volunteers, aged 18 and over (at no cost to volunteer).
Extraordinary Volunteers Needed for:
- Homework Coaches: Help young students with their homework in a range of subjects - reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Coach students in groups of one to four and assist with enrichment activities with those students who have completed their homework. There are also opportunities for adults to lead Homework Clubs.
- Readers to Children: Encourage the joy of reading to a small group of children by reading aloud. Specialized training is provided to all incoming volunteers.
- More Opportunities: Discover additional ways you can volunteer at the library.
Make a Difference, Meet New People
You can make a profound difference for children returning to school this Fall. Volunteer with San José Public Library and encourage lifelong learning. You will also meet new people with similar interests, including a shared commitment to community.