89-11 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11432
For this site please visit the website below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete.
Note: To sign up for service at this site (Central), please use this link https://volunteer.queenslibrary.org/stjohnsuniversity along with the invitation code “SJU” (case-sensitive). Please sign up for your service date one week in advance.
Contact first: Brie Taylor (Central Library)
Scott J. McLeod (Central Library)
Director, Office of Volunteer Services
Tel: (718) 480-4313 Fax: (718) 480-4302
Chante Gaines (South Jamaica Library)
Address: 108-41 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11433
Direct link for South Jamaica: https://volunteer.queenslibrary.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000Hc6hn or register as previously through the SJU portal on website: https://volunteer.queenslibrary.org/stjohnsuniversity. If using the portal, enter the invitation code: SJU (case sensitive).
Nature and Purpose of Agency
The mission of the Queens Library is to provide quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of its diverse and changing population.
The Library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association.
Tasks Available for Students
The Homework Assistance Program
St. John's students will provide homework assistance to students of various ages (K-12). Your task will include reviewing the homework assignment and materials the student has and providing assistance with understanding the assignment and completing it. One student will be placed at each table (no groups) to work with 5-7 kids.
Time Requirements (Follows the public school calendar)
Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm
Student Awareness/Special Instructions
- Dress code: casual, neat attire. No shorts, tank-tops.
- No food (including candy, drinks) is allowed during service hours
- Students must complete an individual attendance sheet for each day served; and must provide their full name (printed)
Agency Directions (to Central Library)
From the West: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway to the Grand Central Parkway East. Exit GCP at Parsons Blvd. Take service road to the light (Parsons.) Turn right; continue south to Hillside Ave. Make a left onto Hillside and continue to Merrick Blvd, turn right. Drive two blocks down, the Library entrance is between 89th and 90th Aves.
Numerous buses go to the 165th Street Bus Terminal. F Train to the 169th street station