Help Students Achieve Success as a Homework Club Volunteer
Homework Clubs at the Library
Did you know that not all children in San José have a safe, quiet place to complete their homework afterschool?
At San José Public Library Homework Clubs, students in grades K-8 have access to desks, school supplies, and academic resources they may not have have at home.
What Homework Club Volunteers Do
As a Homework Club Volunteer, you can foster understanding and encourage academic engagement for students.
Here is what you will do:
- Coach students in groups of 1 to 4
- Guide students to Library resources they can use to complete their homework
- Assist with enrichment activities for students that complete their homework
Here are some additional details:
- No subject matter expertise required
- Training provided
- Must be age 15 or older
- Adults (18+) will need to submit a fingerprint background check before volunteering
How to Become a Homework Club Volunteer
You can become a homework club volunteer in three easy steps.
- Homework Coaches assist students with their homework in a variety of subjects one-on-one or in small groups
- Homework Club Supervisors lead the other volunteers at the Homework Club in addition to coaching students
Step 2: Complete Homework Club Training
- Attend one of the in-person training sessions at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
- Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:00-5:00 PM
- Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 4:00-6:00 PM
- An online training is also available for those unable to make it to a in-person training date.
Step 3: Get Started at Your Branch
- Receive a New Volunteer Orientation from a Library staff member at your branch
How to Get More Information
Visit the opportunity listing for more information and available locations.