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Volunteer Homework Helper

Description: • Assist children one-on-one and in small groups with assignments in math, science, social studies, and other topics, providing direction, clarity, and understanding. • Instruct children in the use of directories, indexes, and other reference materials. • Encourage the development of math skills through the use of Web-based technology. • Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate. • Training is provided. • Shifts are available Monday - Thursday afternoons between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the Central Library and neighborhood libraries. • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week, for a period of at least six months. • BPL will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, which may be used when considering a prospective volunteer's application.

Salary Unpaid
Type of Opportunity Volunteer
Location Brooklyn, NY
Field of Study Any
Degree Wanted None Required
Special Skills & Requirements • A strong commitment to working with children. • A friendly and approachable manner. • The ability to get along with a diverse group of children. • Knowledge of languages other than English, a plus.
Company Name Brooklyn Public Library
Contact: Volunteer Resources Department
Address: 10 Grand Army Plaza; Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718-230-2406
About the Company: Brooklyn Public Library is among the borough’s most democratic civic institutions, serving patrons in every neighborhood and from every walk of life. Established in 1896, BPL is the nation’s fifth largest public library system and currently has nearly 700,000 active cardholders. With a branch library within a half-mile of nearly all of Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents, BPL is a recognized leader in cultural offerings, literacy, out-of-school-time services, workforce development programs, and digital literacy. In a borough of wide economic disparity, where the costs of basic necessities often take priority over spending on cultural enrichment opportunities, BPL provides a democratic space where patrons of all economic standings can avail themselves and their children of cultural and educational programs in a broad range of disciplines.
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