Homework Help

About us

Nottingham City Libraries provide a Homework club for children and young people aged 8-18 years. They offer the space and support from volunteers to help children complete their homework, access IT resources and get help using the library to access information to help them with their homework and improve their reading skills.

About your role

As a Homework Help Volunteer you can help children and young people with homework and study tasks which they have brought with them to the library. This can include curriculum based work, encouraging them to improve their reading skills and enjoyment of reading, plus any other activities that homework club provides for them, on a one-one basis or in small groups.

 As a Homework Help Volunteer you will be:

·         Assisting with finding useful websites and relevant information online

·         Finding useful information from books and library resources

·         Helping children to choose suitable books, listening to them read a school reading book or library book and helping them with difficult words or passages.

·         Helping young people to read and understand tasks and information.

·         Talking about books, reading stories etc. to ensure they are reading with understanding.

·         Giving one to one help with specific tasks such as simple maths, spelling practice etc.

·         Supervising and encouraging the children ensuring they are safe, comfortable, happy and well behaved


Minimum of 1 term; attending one session per week. No longer open to third year students.

How to find us

Homework Help clubs take place in Libraries across Nottingham - they will help you find a library in a location to suit you.

Application Process

1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details

2) We will give you the contact details to email the Homework Help Volunteer Coordinators to apply 

3) They will invite you in for an informal meeting or a Volunteer Open Day to discuss the role and fill in an application from

4) They will invite you along to a session to have a go at volunteering, if you enjoy the session you can keep going!


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