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 finishing 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 goals are to improve children's literacy, strengthen our communities, 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
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Will agree to and pass a criminal background check
- Will pass a basic literacy screening
- Can complete at least 25 hours of annual training
- Can serve 5-15 hours a week for the entire school year.
Our volunteer recruitment cycle typically runs from June through August. By the end of August, many of our volunteers have already been trained and are ready to be placed in schools for the school year. Visit our city pages and click on your city to learn more about volunteer opportunities with AARP Foundation Experience Corps.
Experience Corps Cities
- Beaumont, Texas
- Berkeley, Calif.
- Evansville, Ind.
- Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Marin County, Calif.
- New Haven, Conn.
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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.