Education Corps

Service location: DaytonMetro Library - Northwest and Madden Hills Branches 

Position Title: Instructional Aide

Position Overview:

This volunteer opportunity is responsible for actively listening and assisting students with their homework or project questions.

  • Assisting students with homework and project needs by actively listening and having an open-ended discussion. Reviews homework assignments and provides constructive feedback.
  • Assisting students in developing skills in a variety of school subjects and creating a culture of higher learning.
  • Discussing and teaching effective study skills such as organizing homework, proofreading, using study guides, taking notes from a textbook, and more.
  • Showing students how to use the Library as a tool for research and homework needs.
  • Referring students to Library staff who request assistance on researching Library databases and finding various Library materials.
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences on identified subject matters, as needed.

Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old, hold a high school degree or its equivalent. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder. 

  • Residents of Madden Hills area or northwest Dayton area preferred.
  • Some college preferred.
  • Ability to determine a student’s information needs; to actively listen and assist library patrons.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment required. Proficient in using email, Microsoft Office products, and the Internet.
  • Represents the Library professionally when dealing with staff, managers, vendors, contractors, colleagues and members of the public.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their cultural background, status, lifestyle choices, or position. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views.
  • Asks for and offers help when needed. Informs supervisor of problems or concerns.
  • Comfortable working in the construct of a project team; exhibits cooperative attitude while working on all job tasks and willingly assists others; able to prioritize and plans assigned activities; and, uses time efficiently.
Available Position(s):
  • September 2017 - August 2018 Half-time 900 total hours (approximately 20 hours/week)
  • September 2017 - April 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 12 hours/week)
  • May 2018 - August 2018 Minimum-time 300 total hours (approximately 23 hours/week)

Position Title: Parent Engagement Coordinator

Position Overview:

This volunteer opportunity is responsible for actively listening, directing, and engaging caregivers in Library activities.

  • Assisting with outreach to schools to promote homework help services. Attends parent events and neighborhood meetings, and actively promotes Library activities.
  • Assisting with outreach to families of children referred to, or participating in, homework help to assess effectiveness of homework help program. Encourages parents to use the Library with their children.
  • Assisting Library staff in planning and executing effective parent engagement programs. Organizes and facilitates the involvement of parents in planning, designing, and implementing parent engagement activities. May plan regular Parent Engagement meetings for families.
  • Showing parents how to use the Library with their children, as a tool for research and homework needs.
  • Referring parents to Library staff who request assistance on researching Library programs, databases and finding various Library materials within the Library.
  • Referring parents with job and career needs to Library staff and programs.
  • May coordinate Homework Helper sessions.
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences on identified subject matters, as needed.
Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder.

  • Residents of Madden Hills area or northwest Dayton area preferred.
  • Some college preferred.
  • Ability to determine a student’s information needs; to actively listen and assist library patrons.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment required. Proficient in using email, Microsoft Office products, and the Internet.
  • Represents the Library professionally when dealing with staff, managers, vendors, contractors, colleagues and members of the public.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their cultural background, status, lifestyle choices, or position. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views.
  • Asks for and offers help when needed. Informs supervisor of problems or concerns.
  • Comfortable working in the construct of a project team; exhibits cooperative attitude while working on all job tasks and willingly assists others; able to prioritize and plans assigned activities; and, uses time efficiently.
Available Position(s):
  • September 2017- August 2018 Full-time 1700 total hours (approximately 37 hours/week)

Find Us

Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, Dayton Corps

St. Joseph Hall 435 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445

937-229-5430