Share your knowledge

By Brooke Agee

We need your experience! Experience Corps, an award-winning tutoring and mentoring program, is currently seeking volunteers ages 55 and older to share their life experience to support students in literacy in grades K-3. This intergenerational exchange has has been proven to not only boost students’ academic performance, but also to improve the health and well-being of older adults and build stronger communities in the process. Volunteers are asked to commit for one full school year for a minimum of four hours per week. The unique experience and talent of older adults is the foundation of Experience Corps, so no prior tutoring experience is necessary, and training is provided. Volunteers are currently needed at John Muir Elementary and other San Francisco public schools. If you are interested in this fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity, email or call (415) 759-4223.