Become an AARP Foundation Experience Corps Volunteer Tutor

Volunteer Tutor Position Description

Literacy volunteer tutors serve in local schools and out-of-school settings. They tutor in grades First through Third by providing tutoring in essential early reading skills. Additionally, Tutors build positive relationships that support, encourage, and motivate students. They are committed to a minimum of four hours per week, over two days a week, for the entire school year, plus additional time for required training. 

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Work with designated students in either one-on-one or small groups of children, identified as needing extra reading assistance that our evidence-based model provides
  • Tutor students using AARP Foundation Experience Corps-approved curriculum and materials
  • Model appropriate behavior for children 
  • Develop positive relationships with students; nurture self-esteem and a positive attitude toward learning

How does becoming a volunteer tutor benefit you?

  • Ability to make a measurable impact on students’ literacy
  • Learn and develop new skills 
  • Inspire, educate, and motivate future generations
  • Opportunity to serve as a role model for students 
  • Work with a team making strong social connections 

What does it take to become a volunteer tutor?

  • At least 50-years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Agree to complete criminal background checks and tuberculosis tests
  • Passionate about education, children, and reading
  • Successful completion of pre-service training
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of volunteers

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, Volunteer Tutor

“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, Volunteer Tutor