Dakota County Library

Galaxie Library, Apple Valley - Galaxie Library: Homework Help Volunteers - Apple Valley


General Description

Homework Help Volunteers is a great program for students to get the extra help they need to succeed in school and you can help! Volunteers work one-on-one with students in grades K-12, assisting with homework assignments in any subject. Workshops are open-house style and allow students to come in at a designated time and place to receive assistance with their homework. 



Galaxie Library

14955 Galaxie Ave

Apple Valley, MN 55124



Volunteer training - September 

Program season: September 19, 2022 – May 23, 2023

Mondays & Tuesdays
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mentor students with questions about their homework assignments in any subject.
  • Connect them with library staff when library resources are needed.
  • Build healthy relationships and trust with students who visit the library.
  • Communicate with parents or caregivers when asked about student’s activities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 16 years or older.
  • Must satisfactorily complete an interview and background check required for ages 18+
  • Must provide own transportation to and from the library.


Desired Skills

  • Comfort interacting with students of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with English Language Learners is an asset.
  • Patience, flexibility, and willingness to use creative methods to help students learn.
  • Strong English and writing skills
  • Comfort with mathematics up to the 8th grade level.


Minimum Time Commitment

Volunteers will be expected to volunteer 2 hours per week during the school year and commit to a minimum of 6 months.


Activity Level – If working outside or non-office work.

  • Is the level of activity (choose one): N/A


Required Training

Volunteers will receive basic tutor training at the beginning of their service, including a library orientation and overview of resources available to students.   


Contact Information

Ben Coburn

Adult Services Manager

Dakota County Library

1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN 55123





Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Background Check Must be Completed: Cleared
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, September 19, 2022 and Tuesday, May 23, 2023