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Help Children Become Better Readers

You’ll enjoy putting your experience to use by tutoring and mentoring young people through AARP Foundation Experience Corps. Students, schools and volunteers, like you, all benefit from this innovative intergenerational program.

Available in 22 communities.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Beaumont, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Chicago, IL
  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Evansville, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Macon, GA
  • Marin, CA
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • New Haven, CT
  • Orange County, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Washington, DC

No location in your community, but you still want to volunteer with kids? Check out Create The Good’s opportunities with children here.

As a volunteer, you can:

Tutor & Mentor
Enjoy working with elementary school-age students virtually in classrooms and after-school sites.

Train & Equip
Get all the training and tools you need to guide the next generation of readers.

Join a Community
Become part of the local Experience Corps community of dedicated volunteers.

Have Fun & Make Friends
Have fun and feel good knowing you can make a real difference in a child’s life.

Volunteer Roles

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no in-person volunteer opportunities available at this time.  Please  explore these virtual opportunities to make a difference and volunteer safely from home.


Reading Tutor

(Volunteer From Home)

You will have the opportunity to work with kindergarten through third-grade students to strengthen literacy skills and change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience. This is a rewarding role that is ideal for people who enjoy teaching and interacting with children. Make a lasting difference in the life of a child.

Requirements:

  • Must be age 50 or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (minimum)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a basic literacy screening
  • Must attend 25 hours of provided training (annually)

Time/Frequency:

  • 4 - 6 hours per week

Team Leader

(Volunteer From Home)

Be a vital link in providing support to an intergenerational tutoring program that helps children improve their reading skills. You will be responsible for coordinating ongoing communication, planning and documentation of Experience Corps program with school and afterschool sites and serving as the liaison between volunteers and program partner points of contact.

Requirements:

  • Must be age 50 or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (minimum)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a basic literacy screening
  • Must attend 25 hours of provided training (annually)

Time/Frequency:

  • 4 - 6 hours per week

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