Library--East San José Carnegie Branch

Programmatic - Homework Club Coach Interest and Training


Interested In becoming a Homework Club Coach for our 2019-2020 school year? 

As a Homework Club Volunteer, you can foster understanding and encourage academic engagement for students.

Here is what you will do:

  • Coach students one-on-one or in groups up 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:

You will need to log into your account (Better Impact software) to take the assessment to see what you have learned from the presentation and videos.

After your have completed your signature forms and been accepted  and this Homework Club training (both for new volunteers and as a refresher), you will be able to sign up for desired shifts. You will need to have an Orientation to volunteering at East San Jose Carnegie Branch if you are not already an active volunteer here.

 Please a.Ask our Homework Club Coordinator or Jeff Tibayan, our Family Learning Center (FLC) coordinator, with any questions.


Help local school children with their homework and foster their ability to succeed in school.  Watch their confidence build as they master their homework at the Library.

Typical day/task

  • 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
  • Assist with enrichment activities with those students who have completed their homework
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as record keeping
  • On Thursdays, coaches who volunteer for Math Tutoring will offer specialized Math tutoring  for 5th-12th grade students who sign up. to reserve a spot, drop-in as tutor availability allows.


  • Complete Homework Club Volunteer Training
    • Attend one of the in-person training sessions at the Dr. Martin Luther King Library,  (check with FLC Coordinator Jeff Tibayan for details) OR  
    • An online training is available in  for those unable to make it to the in-person training in August.
  • Experience or interest working with youth
  • Strong oral communication skills a must
  • Dependable, patient, and flexible
  • Second language ability a plus, but not required
  • Fingerprint clearance required for volunteers age 18 and over
  • Volunteer are needed on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. starting Sept. 12 , 2019 (the Homework Club will not meet during school holidays) Tuesday coaches may start 4 pm for prep if available)
  • Homework Leaders and Coaches need to commit to one and a half or two hours a week, one or two days per month for at least six months



Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+