Library--Alum Rock Branch

Programmatic - Homework Coach

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


  • Complete Homework Club Volunteer Training online
  • 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
  • Homework Tutors are needed on either Tuesdays or Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, for minimum of 1 semester during the school year.
  • This opportunity is open to volunteers ages 15 and up.
  • Homework Coaches need to commit to two hours a week, two days per month for six months

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+