95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 631-692-6820

Study Buddy Homework Help Program Volunteers

Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Cold Spring Harbor Library Study Buddy! 

We are looking for teen volunteers (grades 8 & up) to help us with our  library homework help program beginning again in October 2017. Study Buddies will give support, assistance, and encouragement to children in Kindergarten through 6th grade who need a little extra help with their homework.

As a CSH Library Study Buddy, you will:

  • Assist children one-on-one and in small groups with assignments in a variety of topics providing direction, clarity, and understanding.
  • Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist when appropriate.

 Teen Study Buddies should have:

  • A strong commitment to working with children.
  • A friendly and approachable manner.
  • The ability to get along with a diverse group of children.
  • Lots of patience!

 Program Details:

  • Two hour shifts will be available weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of two sessions in a two month period. You may sign up for hours by visiting the library or calling the Youth Services desk.
  • Volunteers must have attended a volunteer orientation, held every Thursday at 6:30pm.
  • Volunteers must sign up for tutoring sessions at least two days in advance.
  • Should a volunteer be unable to make their scheduled shift, they must contact the library via phone or email. Two “no shows” will terminate the student’s involvement in the program.

If you have any questions please call Caitlin Sempowich, Manager of Teen & In BeTween Services at (631) 692-6820 or email csempowich@cshlibrary.org.

Are you definitely interested? Download a copy of the Study Buddy application form here.