AARP Foundation Experience Corps
Serve as an academic tutor and mentor.


 AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a national program (housed locally at Metropolitan Family Service) which taps into the experience and passion of adults age 50 and over to ensure that every child has a chance to succeed in school and in life.

  • Serve in neighborhood schools Child Reading
  • Work one-to-one and in small groups
  • Support children in K-3rd grade
  • Focus on developing literacy skills
  • Build self confidence in the children served
  • Receive excellent training and ongoing support


4-10 hours per week. Some monthly stipends are available. Mentors must commit to serving throughout the entire school year.

Schools Served

Volunteers are placed on teams of mentors at schools throughout the Portland metro area. We are currently serving children in the following schools:

  • Alder Elementary
  • Davis Elementary
  • Hall Elementary
  • James John Elementary
  • Lot Whitcomb Elementary
  • Mill Park Elementary
  • North Gresham Elementary
  • Parklane Elementary
  • Prescott Elementary
  • Sacramento Elementary
  • Woodlawn Elementary
AARP Experience Corps


All members must enjoy working with children, be age 50-plus, have proof of US citizenship, complete an application, and be able to pass state, criminal and FBI background checks.

If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, we encourage you to apply.

For more information contact, fill out the inquiry form in the sidebar of this page, or call 503-232-0007 x211.