Experience Corps Volunteer Program (AARP Foundation)


AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a proven inter-generational volunteer-based tutoring program that helps children 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. By helping young students become better readers, Experience Corps seeks to ensure a lasting legacy of strong futures, supported schools, and empowered volunteers.

Our Volunteers Make a World of Difference

Change Lives: You will make a lasting difference for children and schools by building critical literacy skills.

Make the most of your experience: Your experience, calming presence, and mentoring skills will provide what many of these children may be missing in their lives: someone to listen, care, offer encouragement, serve as a role model … and celebrate success together.

Support your community and local school: Experience Corps provides program support to school administrators and helps ensure volunteer success through training, peer networks, and ongoing evaluation – without any added burden to schools. A 2009 Washington University study on the efficacy of Experience Corps found that teachers overwhelmingly (97%) rated Experience Corps as beneficial to students and a large majority (85%) found it had no or low burden on teachers.

For questions/more information please contact Jennifer Blackman, Recruitment Manager at volunteers@sccsc.org