Agency on Aging

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.

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Agency on Aging

Experience Corps

Experience Corps – Greater New Haven is a local affiliate of an award-winning national program that helps struggling students become great readers. EC volunteers tutor students in Kindergarten through grade 3 who are struggling to learn to read. Volunteers spend 2 days a week working in a participating school or after-school program.

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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:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service.


RSVP volunteers participate in mentoring and tutoring programs throughout Greater New Haven, helping struggling students reach their full potentials. A variety of placements are available based on the interests and needs of the volunteers. 

RSVP volunteers are proud members of Senior Corps, one of the largest networks of volunteers for people aged 55 and older.
RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.