The Santa Barbara Central Library seeks volunteers for Youth Services’ Homework Help Program to work with children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the school success of local students. Adults and teens interested in volunteering will need to attend a training on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., or Saturday, September 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Tech Lab of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu
Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week assisting children with reading and/or homework. Teen volunteers earn community service hours for their time, must be at least 14 years old, and maintain at least a B grade-point average. Volunteers 18 and older need to complete a background check/livescan. Those interested in volunteering can register online for the Wednesday or Saturday training, or contact Molly Wetta, Senior Librarian for Youth Services at MWetta@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 564-5642.
Homework Help at Santa Barbara Public Library has been supporting the academic achievement of hundreds of local students for the past several years. 30-45 students receive help on an average day, and 90% of parents report an improvement in their child’s grades after using the program.
Homework Help is available at Central Library beginning September 5th, 2018 on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Students can sign up for 20-minute sessions for assistance with math or other homework, or practice reading aloud with a volunteer.
Information about Santa Barbara Public Library System locations, hours, events, and programs is available at SBPLibrary.org. All Library programs are free and open to the public.
Contact: Molly Wetta, Senior Librarian for Youth Services
Phone: (805) 564-5642