WORKING TOGETHER SO CHILDREN SUCCEED

What does a typical Homework House volunteer look like?

Our volunteers are high school and college students. They’re police officers, nurses, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and retired seniors. They’re community members like you who want to give back and make a difference in a child’s life.

The individual connection our volunteer tutors make with the kids and the positive role-modeling they provide are crucial to helping them succeed.

Each year, over 250 community members volunteer their time and resources to helping Homework House kids. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday during the school year and in our summer program. Do you have a special skill or talent that you’d like to share? We always need volunteers to help out with our Club Friday activities.

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Ready to make a difference?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We are always looking for caring and committed individuals to join the Homework House community.

If you’re interested in volunteering you must complete a Volunteer Application  form and undergo a reference and criminal records check. Our Volunteer Coordinator Joanne O'Toole can answer any of your questions at jotoole@homeworkhouseholyoke.org

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OUR IMPACT

“What I like about Homework House is I get help. The tutors help me get better at reading and they take care of me like my family always does. Sometimes I help other kids. Homework House is my favorite place to go after school.”

— SERENITY R.
5th Grader

"My experience working at Homework House has been so integral to my growth here at Smith College; it helped me realize the kind of work that I want to do post-graduation and the impact I would like to have in the future."

— GISELA P.
Volunter

"I go to Kelly School and I’m in 4th grade. I’ve been going to Homework House for five years. I like going because I always learn new things like how to divide and multiply. I like when I make new friends and see my old friends, tutors, and students."

— DAMIAN S.
4th Grader

"My experience at Homework House affected my life in a way I could never have imagined and I have the children to thank for that. I’ve developed and maintained a meaningful friendship with Guillermo one of the children I tutored."

— MARY LEE
Volunteer

"The children I've worked with taught me to be more socially aware and want to fight for social equity. They showed me how to teach with care, and they taught me what kindness looks like. Homework House has helped me grow as a person."

— KARLA S.
Volunteer

"Homework House helps my son with reading. It also gives him a safe and secure place to go after school."

— NATASHA R.
Parent