Homework Center volunteers

 Check out this little article from one of our Homework Center volunteers, Winnie:


by Winnie Chan

Community.  School.  Library.  Volunteering.  Hours.  Unity.  Volunteering is one of the many things that students experience in their high school years.  Though many consider the list of how many hours they have volunteered as something necessary for college, they don’t realize that volunteering is also something that they should choose to do because it provides a great sense of satisfaction in the long run.

Volunteering is a way of serving the community.  For instance, volunteering at the Dublin Public Library is an idea that many students follow up on.  At the Dublin Public Library, there are two programs open to teen students for fall 2012, the Lego Club and the Homework Center.  While the Lego Club is considered a rather new program at the Public Library, the Homework Center is a program that has been around for quite some time now.

“Helping others is a great way of learning more about yourself,” senior Noirita Saha points out about her perspective of volunteering at the Homework Center. She has been in the program for three years.

The Homework Center is a tutoring program that allows students to interact with younger students from grade levels three to eight.  It operates four days a week from Mondays to Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm and students volunteer at least one day a week.  Though the fall session has already started, there is plenty of time for students to consider signing up to volunteer for the next two sessions, one being in the winter and the other being in the spring.

To assist at the Dublin Public Library is to assist the community.  Every possible way counts when it comes to helping out and serving the community.  Many students look at volunteering as a way to earn hours counted toward their graduation, but it is best even for these students to consider themselves a helping hand in the Dublin community.