School Support

Overview

Help students in Grades 5 to 9 with their homework, and foster good study habits to inspire lifelong learning. Volunteers meet weekly with students in the Library to provide academic support. School Support focuses on English Language Arts and Math. This is an adult and a youth volunteer opportunity.

Program Goals

  • Support students in achieving academic success
  • Provide positive mentors and role models to students
  • Position the Library as an essential educational support to families and caregivers
  • Help the Library achieve its strategic goal of supporting students
  • Increase awareness and use of library resources, services, and programs

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring
Ongoing in the academic year
One-hour program
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Adult and senior high school students (Grade 10 to Grade 12)
  • Strong academic standards
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to interact with students of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Able to work in a team environment

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Be a positive role model for participants
  • Provide one-on-one and small group assistance to students with schoolwork assignments and in the use of basic internet, online resources, and other learning materials that support school success

Training

A one-hour training and orientation session to review program materials

Benefits

  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Meet new people, have fun, and contribute to your community

Help Needed

All volunteer positions for this program are currently filled. Please complete an application and we will contact you when a position becomes available.

Apply Now

Contact

Katie Radke
katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca
403.221-2036

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