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How to Become a Volunteer With Experience Corps

Find meaning and connection through volunteering in your later years.

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Thank you for your interest in becoming an Experience Corps Tutor! No prior training is required to make a meaningful impact by tutoring a student just a couple of days a week. All reading materials, lessons and training will be provided by AARP Foundation and our program partners.

Review the following requirements and complete the volunteer application below. We will contact you via email with more information about next steps.

Volunteer Requirements

  1. Age: 50 or older
  2. Education: High school diploma or GED minimum
  3. Commitment: At least two days per week during the school year for tutoring sessions, preparation time, and follow-up documentation of session outcomes
  4. Timing: Hours between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in your time zone, Monday through Thursday
  5. Location: Anywhere in America
  6. Technology: Have access to a computer and reliable Wi-Fi for online tutoring
  7. Screening: Submit official application, participate in a candidate interview, and pass a background check and basic literacy screening
  8. Terms: Complete a volunteer agreement

Ongoing Volunteer Support

  • Training: Complete pre-service and occasional ongoing training
  • Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Learn best practices from experienced tutors
  • Platform: Access training, tutoring materials, your schedule and tutoring sessions via our proprietary tutoring platform, the Experience Corps Hub and our Volunteer Resource Center
  • Community: Meet fellow tutors and collaborate with staff via monthly team meetings, national bimonthly workshops and meet-ups, and our annual National Meeting
  • Communications: Receive program news and updates via newsletters
  • Recognition: Volunteer over 100 hours a school year to become a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Tutor In Person

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Volunteers can tutor in person through one of our community-based program partners. View the current locations of Experience Corps programs and find contact information for each.

Not only will you stay active while learning new skills, but you’ll also know you’re making a meaningful difference in children’s lives in your community. Watch the following video about Sharon Justis, a volunteer with Experience Corps in Sacramento, California.

Help Kids Become Great Readers

Helping someone learn to read is an amazing feeling. Experience Corps makes it easy to start giving back, with training and ongoing support when you’re in the classroom. Ready to make a difference?



Tutor Virtually

Volunteers can also tutor virtually through our proprietary web-based tutoring platform, the Experience Corps Hub. Our virtual tutors live anywhere in the United States, and currently support students in schools in San Diego, California. For questions about tutoring virtually, contact

Want to Learn More?

AARP Foundation Experience Corps: Sharon's Story

Visit to learn more about the Experience Corps program, read articles on the proven impacts of our tutoring, find links to register for webinars and info sessions, and watch videos that explain all the details of how to get involved.

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