Volunteering Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a proven program made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before completing third grade. Working collaboratively with teachers and other volunteers, you can change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience. Our goal is to improve children's literacy, strengthen our communities, and help develop cultures of inspiration in our schools and support our hardworking teachers. Our volunteers have already changed the lives of thousands of children in schools across America. With your help, we can do even more.
What it Takes to Volunteer
Our volunteers should have a desire to help children improve their reading literacy.
We're looking for people who:
- Are at least 50 years of age
- At minimum possess a high school diploma or GED
- Will agree to and pass a criminal background check
- Can pass a basic literacy screening
- Will attend at least 25 hours of annual training
- Are available to serve 5-15 hours a week during the school year
We are recruiting volunteers to serve during the school year. Visit our city pages and click on your city to learn more about volunteer opportunities with AARP Foundation Experience Corps.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps Cities
- Baltimore, MD
- Beaumont, TX
- Berkeley, CA
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- City of Sacramento, CA
- Cleveland, OH
- Daly City, CA
- Evansville, IN
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Macon, GA
- Marin County, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
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Experience Corps has received rave reviews from principals and policy analysts who have watched student achievement soar soon after retirees enter their schools ... I am impressed by their passionate devotion to helping children learn.