(28.520985,-81.426735)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1750 Bruton BlvdOrlando, FL 32805
Reading to Children

About

Poverty and its effects hit nearly 35% of the children in the Orlando area. Making a difference takes more than compassion and good intentions; it takes a passion and desire to be a part of the change. Rebecca's Garden of Hope and Our Savior Lutheran Church provides a place for that change to take place by offering mentoring and tutoring opportunities to all children from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Dedicated volunteers nurture hope by building caring relationships with each student. Individualized strategies are established to help each student grow personally and advance educationally. Life skills such as timeliness, perseverance and money management weave a thread of excellence through the lives of the children and families impacted by this unique ministry.

Be an Advocate for helping children ages 4-18 in your community by helping them with their homework in an energetic and encouraging setting. You pick the age, and we help provide curriculum and computers.

Requirements for volunteers:

  • Must complete an in-house orientation
  • Be competent in Reading, Math OR Grammar
  • Enjoy working with Children or teenagers
  • Be patient, kind, and supportive
  • must have good organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check
VCI's part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package- CIMA supplemental insurance, a Life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more! Call your VCI RSVP Coordinator, Kelli Robertson, for more information: 407-298-4180, x110/ 407-617-9481.

RSVP, a part of Senior Corps, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide. RSVP shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation of National and Community Services.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 55
  • 2-4 hours a week for at least 3-6 months

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