SPL - Homework Help Program

Homewok Help tutor

The Seattle Public Library provides homework coaching and learning activities for K-12 students throughout the school year. Volunteers support students with various homework assignments and with developing literacy, mathematics and social emotional learning (SEL) skills.

The Homework Help Program supports diverse communities in Seattle. Volunteers and Library staff support youth to advance racial equity and close the education opportunity gap for students. Volunteers provide a supportive learning environment where youth and their families feel welcome.

Homework Help is available for students in grades K-12. However, several Library branches primarily serve elementary school students. Most of the students attend Seattle’s public schools and speak a language other than English at home.

We request a volunteer commitment for the entire school year (or at least six months). Volunteers will be scheduled to provide Homework Help once a week when Seattle’s public schools are in session. Those volunteers who have variable job and/or school schedules can be scheduled as substitute Homework Helpers at least twice a month.


Volunteer Application and Orientation Process

The Homework Help Program will be offered at the Broadview, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, High Point, Lake City, NewHolly, Northgate, Rainier Beach and South Park branches until June 13, 2024. 

Prospective Homework Helpers are invited to complete an online volunteer application. The Volunteer Services Coordinator will read applications and interview people who meet the Homework Helper qualifications.

After the interview, volunteer candidates will be asked to consent to a nationwide criminal background check and attend a Homework Help volunteer orientation.

Please email Kimberly Cox, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at kimberly.cox@spl.org if you have questions.

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