Connect to our National Service Programs and volunteer to use your time and talent either in or out of the classroom to strengthen our schools, support our kids and create a more vibrant community for all of us!

AmeriCorps Program

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

Interested in learning more about becoming an Experience Matters AmeriCorps Member? Complete our Share Your Talent form or contact Cathy Gaudio at 602-812-3943.

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

Interested in learning more about becoming an Experience Matters RSVP member? Share your talent now  or contact Cathy Gaudio at 602-812-3943.