Have you heard of Hands on Charlotte’s weekly volunteer opportunity, Homework Hounds? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on an extremely rewarding chance to make a remarkable difference in a child’s life.

When you dedicate just an hour and a half of your time on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night, you have the chance to change the attitudes, outlooks and even lives of young students. When children don’t have the homework help they need and want, they can become easily discouraged and are likely to simply give up, which leaves homework unfinished and children unpracticed.

That’s where Hands on Charlotte and the Homework Hounds can help. After just an hour and a half of helping awesome kids with their homework, volunteers walk away feeling a sense of reward that’s addicting. The smile on a child’s face when you teach them how to remember the spelling of a word or do a math problem will stick with you long after their homework is due. It’s an easy, fun and exciting way to serve and invest in the children of Charlotte. After all, they are the future of our community.

These informal tutoring sessions take place at Sugar Creek Library where youth feel comfortable coming to get help on their homework. Volunteers pair primarily with elementary school-aged kids and lend a hand on learning spelling words, multiplication tables, science worksheets or even help students read for comprehension.

Feel like it’s been forever since you’ve been in grade school? No worries. Other tutors and volunteer leaders are always there to help you along the way.

Are you interested in signing up for this rewarding experience and becoming a Homework Hound?

To sign up to volunteer on a Monday night at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Beatties Ford Road, click here.

To sign up to volunteer on a Tuesday night at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Sugar Creek Branch, click here.

To sign up to volunteer on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Mecklenburg LibrarySugar Creek Branch, click here.