Hayward Public Library’s After School Homework Support Centers serve over 600 unduplicated students from incredibly diverse backgrounds each year -- an average of 55 students per day at our two locations, four days per week in the library after school throughout the regular school year. Our corps of trained tutors currently numbers over 50 dedicated community volunteers, many of whom are local high school students who help out by tutoring their younger peers. The centers are high-tech – in addition to the trained on-site volunteer help, they offer 25 laptop computers dedicated solely for use in the center, an interactive 80” touch screen loaded with educational activities for all ages, and free online access to the Tutor.com live homework help service to any HPL library card holder. The Homework Centers would not be as successful as they are without our volunteers!
Name of Event: Drop-in homework tutoring, eligible grades K-12.
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Date: Flexible, sessions take place every Monday through Thursday during the regular school year
Location: Hayward Public Library, 835 C Street, Hayward; and Weekes Branch Library, 27300 Patrick Avenue, Hayward.
Max # Volunteers: 5-15 tutors per session per location (60-70 total volunteers max)
Contact: Lindsey Vien, Homework Center Coordinator
Contact Email: Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 510-881-7535
Age Restrictions: Must be at least 13 years of age (youth tutor); 18 years and older (adult tutors)
Type of Work: Homework Tutor
Waiver Required? City of Hayward Volunteer application and some tutor training (provided free onsite) is required.
Parent waiver required for minor volunteers under 18 years of age.
Fingerprinting/live scan waiver required for volunteers 18 and over.