Responding to Community Needs Through Volunteerism
What do SAGE Volunteers do?
RSVP's SAGE (Senior Adults Generating Enrichment) program provides local schools and sites which provide programs for youth with additional resources to enhance the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the school-age children they serve.
- SAGE volunteers may tutor in school classrooms assisting teachers
- Volunteers can elect to volunteer in the juvenile offender program helping to keep first time youth offenders out of the court system
- SAGE volunteers offer tours and staff special exhibits at museums and nature centers
- Volunteers can also judge school science fairs
- If you would like to become a reading tutor, click here
Depending on the role you take within the program, you may only be active during a particular event or you may conduct tours regularly or assist in classrooms weekly.
Most training will be provided on site once an assignment is made
Qualifications & Rewards
- Be dependable, prompt and willing to work collaboratively
- Be able to tutor (one-on-one or in small groups) to improve reading, writing and math skills
- Be willing to serve as school library aides
- Work as guides and demonstrators in museums
- Work as nature center educators
- Work within the judicial system to offer youth a second chance
- Be able to perform as judges at science fairs
- Have the ability to teach the fine points of chess and art appreciation
Other SAGE volunteers critique musical school assembly programs; teach about ancient cultures with the aid of artifacts from the University Museum collections; and, as Youth Aid Panelists and help keep first-time juvenile offenders out of the court system.
All of the above opportunities can be tailored to fit volunteers’ time availability.
CONTACT: Marguerite Cunning or call (610) 834-1040, ext. 123
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