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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

  • 50 or older
  • High school diploma or GED (minimum)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a basic literacy screening
  • Attend 25 hours of annual training
  • Five - 15 hours a week during the school year

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Cities

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children.

Select a city below to learn about the program's impact as well as any upcoming volunteer information sessions. You can also complete a volunteer registration form and we'll contact you directly. If you’re interested in virtual volunteering, please fill out our virtual volunteer interest form and we’ll be in touch as soon as virtual volunteering opportunities become available.

Get Involved

Become a Program Partner

General inquiries can be submitted to Upon receiving an inquiry, our director of Field Services will contact the you and provide you with an initial information packet.


AARP Foundation Experience Corps is looking for adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.


Donate to AARP Foundation Experience Corps. Your generous support will bring experience to life.