Become an Experience Corps Tutor

Children who can’t read at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely not to graduate from high school. As an Experience Corps volunteer tutor, you’ll implement a structured tutoring method that helps students become fluent readers by the end of third grade. Experience Corps volunteers receive extensive training, which prepares them to provide individual tutoring and small group work. What’s more, you’ll be engaged in meaningful work, using your knowledge and experience to guide the next generation of readers and help turn their dreams into reality.

What are the requirements to be an EC volunteer?

  • Age 50 and older
  • Passionate about education, children and reading
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete a criminal background check (free of charge)
  • Can serve at least four hours a week from October 2021 to May 2022

Do I need to have teaching experience?

No! Most of our tutors don’t have any previous teaching experience. You will receive 12 hours of pre-service training that will cover the essential information you need to know. In addition, the program offers monthly professional development workshops that will help you sharpen your tutoring skills.

Where are the schools?

All of our schools are located within the Sacramento City Unified School District. You will be assigned to one of the schools based on need and your availability. The list of school sites for the 2021-2022 school year will be released at the end of September 2021.

Listen to what our volunteers have to say:

“The Program provided all of the necessary guidelines, tools, tutoring tips, needed to successfully engage the children in learning to read.”

Susan, Experience Corps Volunteer

“I thought the AARP Experience Corps program was very well-conceived and executed, that the training and leadership was well done, and that the experience of tutoring was very rewarding.”

Eric, Experience Corps Volunteer