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 this volunteering will need to attend a training. The next training is Saturday, September 19th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Faulkner West Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu St.
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. Shifts are available 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Volunteers 18 and older need to complete a background check/livescan and a TB test through Partners in Education. Teen volunteers must be in grade 10+ and maintain at least a B grade-point average. To sign up for the training please call the Children’s Desk at (805) 564-5603 or email CTran@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
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.