SPL - Homework Help Program

Homewok Help tutor


Next school year's Homework Help program will be offered from September 14, 2020 through June 10, 2021. Our dedicated 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:

Beginning June 25, please contact the Library's Volunteer Services Coordinator at volunteer@spl.org to inquire about the Homework Help volunteer openings before you complete an online application. You are also welcome to call 206-386-4614 if you have questions.

We request that prospective Homework Helpers complete a volunteer application by August 1 if they would like to begin tutoring students in September. The Volunteer Services Coordinator will read applications, interview people who meet the Homework Helper qualifications and conduct nationwide criminal background checks during July - September.

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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