Help Students Achieve Success as a Homework Club Volunteer

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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

How to Become a Homework Club Volunteer

You can become a homework club volunteer in three easy steps.

Step 1: Complete a Homework Club Volunteer Application

  • 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 will also be available in September and October for those unable to make it to the in-person training

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.


When is the upcoming online training ?

I would like to participate in this program. Please let me know how I should proceed.

Hi Brenda, you can view the opportunity listings here by clicking on the link in the blog post. Once you've found the opportunity at the branch most convenient for you, you can click on it and then click the pink "fill in an application" button on the right to apply.

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