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Volunteers needed to mentor, tutor elementary children


Volunteers, age 50 and older, are needed to tutor and mentor children in grades kindergarten through third at schools in the Portland-metro area.

The AARP Experience Corps program places volunteers at schools that have identified disadvantaged students needing extra help to achieve academic success. Many of these students are faced with the challenges of poverty and difficult home lives. The attention given to them by the mentors can truly make the difference in their academic success. Mentors work one-on-one or in small groups with students at the elementary schools.

AARP Experience Corps is a national program, locally housed at Metropolitan Family Service, which serves to tap into the experience and passion of older Americans to ensure that every child has a chance to succeed in school and in life.

No experience is needed, and all volunteers receive training and ongoing support. Volunteers commit to 5 to 6 hours per week. Some stipend positions are available for those volunteering 15 hours per week throughout the school year.

For more information, call Deborah Shimkus at 503-232-0007, ext. 222, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..