Experience Matters offers you long- and short-term options to contribute to a deserving nonprofit with your talent and experience. The Service Profile tool may help you help determine the kind of service opportunity that is best for you. It takes 20-30 minutes to complete and is strictly confidential. Take the Service Profile now >
How do you know if this program’s for you? We’re looking for highly skilled, experienced professionals ready to transition from primary careers in the for-profit sector and make a significant impact for nonprofit organizations in need of their talent.
Encore Fellows deliver a high value-to-cost ratio for work hosts by bringing experienced, affordable talent to a specific assignment matched to the fellow’s skills and interests. Many become role models for other staff members and evolve into executive coaches and mentors within the organization.
The Encore Fellowship Program in Maricopa County, under the umbrella of Experience Matters and Encore.org, is sponsored by the Arizona Community Foundation, BHHS Legacy Foundation, the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation, the Lodestar Foundation, PetSmart Charities and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
Interested in learning more about becoming an Encore Fellow?
- The first step is to Share your talent now.
- Once we receive this information we’ll contact you with the next steps to apply for an Encore Fellowship.
- Questions? Contact Cathy Gaudio at 602-812-3943.
If you are an eligible Intel Corporation retiree, apply here.
As a participant in the Service by Design program, you’ll participate in meaningful social purpose projects—contributing valuable talents and skills to advance the common good, while building your own abilities and lasting relationships. The application process is simple, and you’ll be ready to get started as soon as you’ve completed the initial training workshop.
Do you have time and talent to share? Are you interested in engaging with schools and opening up new opportunities for yourself?
Here’s what an AmeriCorps assignment can provide:
- A Project Coordinator Role That Matches Your Experience
Strengthen outcomes in our schools through your support of targeted initiatives for continuous improvement.
- Living Allowance
Collect a supplemental living allowance that varies according to program type and time-span.
- Education Awards
Earn education credits for post-high school tuition or student loans. The education award can be passed on to your child or grandchild if you are 55 or older when you start your term of service.
Take a look at some examples of our service project opportunities to get an idea of the possibilities to make a difference in our schools:
- Providing program coordination for reading tutor volunteers
- Managing career and college readiness programs
- Developing a program that provides school supplies for children
RSVP Volunteer Program
The Experience Matters RSVP Senior Corps Program matches dedicated adults age 55+ with volunteer opportunities that match their passion, skills, experience and talent.
- Option 1: College and Career Readiness Mentors
ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) is a nationwide program designed to improve high school graduation rates and prepare students for college and career. Mentors work with motivated high school sophomores to provide support and guidance on their journey.
- Option 2: Reading Tutors
Make a difference in a child’s life by helping them gain the reading skills needed to learn and succeed in life. Volunteers receive training and materials and do not need any prior teaching or tutoring experience.
- Option 3: Youth Mentors
Studies have shown that a committed, caring adult can help youth to stay engaged in school and be hopeful about their future. Volunteer youth mentors will receive training and do not need prior mentoring experience.
- Option 4: Meal Deliveries
Volunteers deliver meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes, mostly due to physical restrictions. This service allows older adults to live independently in their homes for longer periods of time. Volunteers often work in teams of two and commit to one delivery route or more per week.
- Option 5: Benefit Assistance
Benefit Assistance Volunteers receive training and material in order to connect seniors, the disabled, their caregivers and families to needed resources and benefit information.
- Option 6: Volunteer Recruiters
Volunteers assist agencies in their outreach and volunteer recruitment. Depending on the agency’s need, activities may include manning a table at an event, giving a presentation to a group, among many other things