SPL - Homework Help Program

Homewok Help tutor

Homework Help volunteers support K-12 students by helping them develop literacy and math skills, understand homework assignments, and prepare for college and careers.

Volunteers tutor students in various academic subjects and may also specialize in English, math and science. Most of the students who participate in the Homework Help program attend elementary and middle schools. Please watch a short video to learn more.

We request a volunteer commitment throughout the school year. Volunteers are 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:

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Homework Help program will not be offered during the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to be placed on the volunteer waiting list, please send an email to volunteer@spl.org and inform us of your preferred Library branch and availability to volunteer Monday - Thursday.

When Homework Help can resume, we will ask prospective Homework Helpers to complete a volunteer application. The Volunteer Services Coordinator will read applications, interview people who meet the Homework Helper qualifications and conduct nationwide criminal background checks.

New volunteers will be invited to a Homework Help volunteer orientation before they begin their volunteer service. All volunteers are also asked to participate in the Seattle Tutoring Coalition’s All City Tutor Training at the Central Library each October.

Please email anne.vedella@spl.org if you have questions.

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