Volunteering with Children
Are you looking to stay active? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider one of the following opportunities.
Experience Corps – Greater New Haven is a local affiliate of an award-winning national program whose older adult volunteers helps struggling young students become great readers.
EC tutoring focuses on improving students’ reading fluency during biweekly, 30-minute structured tutoring sessions. Training is provided before tutoring begins (October 1st) and throughout the year along with support and supervision from Experience Corps staff. More about Experience Corps
Foster Grandparents program
Serve as role model to children in need of special attention through the Foster Grandparents Program. Foster Grandparents share their life’s experiences and spend special time with children who need help at a critical time in their lives. Grandparents serve 5-40 per week with their assigned children. This is one-to one special time that the grandparent provides through the following activities:
- Assisting with special assignments as directed by a teacher
- Helping children in their development of appropriate behavior
- Sharing love, attention and experience
Eligibility requirements are: 55 years of age, income eligible (no more than 200% of the poverty level), passing background check.
Foster Grandparents is funded by AmericCorps (Corporation for National and Community Service).
RSVP provides opportunities for volunteers to participate in intergenerational activities. Volunteers provide mentoring and tutoring support through school supported activities in the Greater New Haven area, helping students gain important skills for improved lifelong learning
RSVP is funded by AmericCorps