Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
Children & Youth Education, Schools
Low-income Communities, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Age Minimum (with Adult):50+, Minimum Age:50+

Help Children K-3 Learn to Read - Be an AARP Experience Corps Mentor (age 50+)

Young children need your help to succeed in school!

Do you believe all children should be able to read?

Would you like to be the special person that makes this possible?

AARP Experience Corps is a special intergenerational program which matches volunteers age 50+ to young children in our schools who need that special connection to thrive in school.

Volunteers serve 4-6 hours per week, either during school or in after-school programs. Some stipends may be available for those able to serve 8-10 hours.

As an AARP Experience Corps Mentor Volunteer you will:

  • work one-on-one or in small groups with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade 

  • help children with reading, and other tutoring

  • receive interesting and informative training

  • be able to participate in fun and educational opportunities throughout the school year

  • be part of a team of caring adults who share your interest in helping children

No experience is needed - just a love for children and the desire to make a difference! Full training is provided before beginning, as well as throughout the school year.

Be that special person that cares enough to take time to truly listen to these young people, giving them the boost they need to succeed. Our volunteer mentors make a huge difference in the lives of children!  

All volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering throughout the school year (with some possible breaks), submit an application and be able to pass a criminal background check. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for Eastside and Gresham public schools.  Call Metropolitan Family Service at 503-688-1787, email volunteer@mfs.email or respond to this posting.

You MUST be age 50+ to apply.
You MUST be able to serve in a school on the east side.

MFS invests in individuals and families that struggle with the many barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including – inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.

We are dedicated to building stronger communities by providing services, connecting people with resources, and offering volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland, Oregon region.  Visit us at www.metfamily.org.

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Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 50 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

  • Application and background check required.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity. 

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2017

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