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. For the 2021-2022 school year, new volunteers are needed to:
- Tutor 2 or more students weekly using Zoom
- Monitor virtual tutoring sessions (off-camera and muted) to assist the tutor and assure safety.
Training is provided before tutoring begins (October 1st) and throughout the year along with support and supervision from Experience Corps staff.
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 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 is funded by AmericCorps (Corporation for National and Community Service).