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Kalamazoo CountyKalamazoo, MI 49001
Help a Child Succeed in School and Life - Volunteer!


The goal of Mentor Academic Success is to provide needed support for academic achievement. Good role modeling and consistent tutoring in schools has proven to be an effective method for improving student classroom and life skills.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

One-on-one tutoring in reading and/or math in the school setting.

Mentor students in the school setting and provide them with an encouraging, caring and consistent role model.

Assist a teacher in the classroom.

Work in a school library.

Read in a public setting to younger children through the Ready to Read program of the Kalamazoo Public Library.

Volunteers enrolled with RSVP enjoy free supplemental accident, excess auto liability and personal liability insurance while volunteering, limited reimbursement for mileage (for those who might otherwise find it difficult to volunteer), recognition and annual volunteer celebration, a quarterly newsletter, and free membership in Rx Optical Vision Advantage Program.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week, or more
  • Application, Must Have Suitable Transportation

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