AARP Experience Corps matches volunteer tutors ages 50 years and older with non-fluent readers in grades K-3. By pairing young learners with experienced readers, we help to build confidence and trust at a critical time for children.
Experience Corps helps older adult volunteers put their wisdom to work, while, at the same time, addressing a major contributor to poverty: the inability of children to read at grade level by the end of third grade.
There is no experience necessary to become an Experience Corps Bay Area tutor. We provide volunteer training and continuing support. Our volunteer community comes from all over the Bay Area and beyond; most are ages 65-85 years old and have a variety of work backgrounds. We do not require Experience Corps Bay Area volunteers to be residents of, or otherwise affiliated with, Sequoia Living.
Launched in a single school in 2007, Experience Corps Bay Area now serves thousands of students throughout Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties.