What do Bayview schools Malcom X Academy and George Washington Carver Elementary school have in common? They need you to volunteer!
Experience Corps, a nationwide older adult service organization, matches the skills, talents, hard-won wisdom and humor of people over 55 with Bayview children. Volunteers spend anywhere from 2 to 15 hours a week tutoring children in reading and math and being a friend and mentor to a child. Experience Corps has been working with schools in the Bayview since 2000 and we want you to join our effort!
In the Bay Area, 150+ Experience Corps members contribute more than 31,000 hours of annual service to approximately 2,380 elementary and middle school children. Children need both the strength of our communities and adult mentors to know that they can learn and be successful in the future.
George Washington Carver School on Oakdale is staring its Experience Corps program in September 2009. We need 10 volunteers trained and ready by then. Monthly stipends of $150-280 are available to Experience Corps members serving 10+ hours per week.
“The students have taught me patience. They are a great group of kids – full of life, eager to learn, to play, and sometimes be mischievous in a fun way. They aren’t afraid to ask challenging questions. I enjoy the opportunity to observe the excitement of students learning.” – Betty Robinson, Experience Corps/AmeriCorps Member, Malcolm X Academy, San Francisco
If you would like to become an Experience Corps member or learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact: Linda Murley, Recruitment Specialist, email@example.com or 415.865.9812