Jones Library in Amherst

Agency Name: Jones Library

Job Title: Workstudy Student Assistant

Term/Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: Covering books, reshelving books, typing

Approximate Number of Hours: 8 to 10

Requirements:  Manual dexterity, typing/keyboarding ability

Hourly Wage: $10.00/hour

How to Apply: Email; resume nice but not necessary

Contact Name: Carolyn Platt at

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reading Mentor - Reader to Reader, Inc.

Agency Name: Reader to Reader

Job Title: Reading Mentor, Work-Study/America Reads

Term/Start Date: September 9, 2015

Job Description: Mentors read and discuss a variety of children and young adult books with public school students using an online forum, encouraging and supporting students who range from enthusiastic to struggling readers. Mentors may also serve as role models and advice gurus for students going through the college process, learning English, or trying to improve their writing. Outside the forums, mentors have the opportunity to be involved in school visits, book drives, literary initiatives, local community engagement, and assisting with the daily operations of the office. This is a great opportunity for college students interested in literacy, education, and non-profit work.

Approximate Number of Hours: 3-10 hours/week


  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and willingness to be a positive role model
  • Log on to the forums and respond to new posts every day, between 5-10pm
  • Attend a small number of mandatory mentor meetings and trainings/check-ins
  • Enjoy reading and working with kids

Hourly Wage: $10.00 to start

How to Apply: Apply online at

An interview will be scheduled based on the application.

Application Deadline: September 25, 2015. Applications after this date will be added to our waitlist in the order they arrive. Waitlisted students will be contacted as soon as a position is open.


The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Lynne Weintraub, Coordinator

Tutors work one-to-one with adult immigrants in English conversation literacy, citizenship, and cultural orientation. Tutoring can be at the Jones Library (downtown Amherst) or at Amherst College, at whatever time is convenient for you and your student. We ask for two sessions a week (approx. 1 hr. each plus time preparing lessons) and a two-semester commitment. A 4-session training is required.  Contact esl [at] joneslibrary [dot] org, or call Lynne Weintraub at 413.259.3090 for more information.

Amherst Family Center

Amherst Family Center

121 N.Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Located in the rear of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse is located between Bart's and the Amherst Post Office, and is across from Rao's Coffee.

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator

A Better Chance

The ABC Tutoring and mentoring program is composed of Amherst College students who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the young male members of the Amherst Chapter of the A Better Chance Program. Every semester, tutors agree to a weekly shift in which they are expected to aid the young men in their homework, studies, and general activities.

A Better Chance

Amherst, MA

Spring Street Preschool

Spring Street Preschool is an independent, non-denominational preschool in downtown Amherst. Offers an affordable, play-based, literacy-enriched preschool program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years, with particular emphasis on the first school experience.

Spring Street Preschool

64 Spring Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-8442

El Arco Iris

El Arco Iris is an after-school program in Holyoke, an urban, working-class and predominately Puerto Rican community. The youth at the program range from ages 5 to 17. Amherst College tutors help the youth with homework, lead workshops for the youth to partake in, organize visits to Amherst College and, most importantly, present themselves as role models for the youth. Tutors must commit to two weekdays from 2:40-6. Transportation is provided.

El Arco Iris

561 S. Canal Street

Holyoke, MA 01040

(413) 695-9671

Jose Colon, Imre Kepes, Co-Directors or