Homework Helper (High Point Center)
Program: High Point Family Center
Title of volunteer position: Homework Helper
Goal of position: To provide homework assistance and academic support to elementary (1st to 5th grades, kindergarten on a case-by-case basis) students in the High Point community.
Length of commitment: Minimum one trimester (12 weeks), ideally for the school year.
Hours per week: Minimum 1 hour weekly; maximum 4 hours
Work site: High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA, 98126
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Session One: 5:00-6:00 PM
Session Two: 6:15-7:15 PM
Description of responsibilities:
Contribute to the fulfillment of the Neighborhood House mission* through providing academic assistance, friendship and encouragement to students.
Commit to a weekly tutoring session.
Help individual students or small groups of students with homework, reading and skill-building in language arts and math. Involve students in fun learning activities. Make learning exciting, relevant and creative.
Age: 14 years and older (volunteers 14-18 years old with parent permission)
Education: High School Diploma or active High School student with good grades in Math and Language Arts
Knowledge of basic reading, writing and math skills
- Ability to work with elementary (KN to 5th grade) youth in a respectful and caring manner
- Ability and desire to motivate youth to improve their academic skills
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to help students find/work through the answers on their own
- Dependability and patience
- Ability to set academic and personal goals with students
- Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to set and maintain clear boundaries
Positively impact the life of a youth both academically and personally. Work with staff and other motivated volunteers in a group setting as you help youth succeed. Receive free tutor trainings to improve your skills.
A mandatory orientation and Washington State Patrol criminal background check are required prior to your placement.
Contact: Ahmed Mohamoud, Family Center Support & Education Specialist, 206-588-4900, Ext. 620, firstname.lastname@example.org
*The mission of Neighborhood House is to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building.