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Help Students Achieve Success as a Homework Club Volunteer

Submitted by Jason Pell on Fri, 08/03/2018 - 2:30 PM

Help Studens Reach Academic Success at the Library - colorful school supplies atop a chalkboard

Homework Clubs at the Library

Did you know that not all children in San José have a safe, quiet place to complete their homework after school?

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.

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

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.

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