East Side Learning Center & AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Volunteer Literacy Mentor Application

Technology Access
ESLC will work to ensure that any volunteer who is interested in participating in virtual tutoring from home will have the technology and internet access they need to participate. Please respond to the following questions to help us understand your current access.

Volunteer References
Please include contact information for three individuals who would be willing to serve as a reference: friends, co-workers, volunteer or work supervisors, etc. If you have a reference who would prefer to be contacted by phone or mail, please put in "NA" for email and inform ESLC Volunteer Coordinator.

East Side Learning Center offers volunteers ages 50 and older the opportunity to serve through AARP Foundation's Experience Corps program. Experience Corps members are asked to make a weekly commitment of 6-10 hours per week. Volunteers serving 8-10 hours per week are eligible for a stipend.

This commitment on the part of the volunteer allows students to have the same tutor 2-3 days per week, and we see measurable outcomes for children who are able to build the strong, trusting relationship that results from multiple days together!

Legal Information

Answer the following questions fully.  This program conducts background checks.  Existence of criminal conviction or adjudication may or may not, depending on circumstances, disqualify you from consideration.  However, any intentional misrepresentation or omission will disqualify you.  Do not include minor traffic violations. 

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, please provide the following information:

The Corporation for National and Community Service programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.  Anyone believing he or she has been subjected to discrimination on these grounds by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps, or one of its grantees may contact our Equal Opportunity Office at (202) 606-5000, extension 312, or email at eo@cns.gov.


PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C § 552a) requires that the following notice be provided to you: The authority for collecting information from you in this application is contained in 42 U.S.C 12592 and 12615 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended, and 42 U.S.C 4953 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 as amended. You are advised that submission of the information is entirely voluntary, but the requested information is required in order for you to participate in AmeriCorps programs.


The principal purpose for requesting this personal information is to process your application for acceptance into an AmeriCorps program, and for other general routine purposes associated with your participation in an AmeriCorps program. These routine purposes may include disclosure of the information to federal, state, or local agencies pursuant to lawfully authorized requests, to present and former employers, references provided by you in your application, and educational institutions, for the purpose of verifying the information provided by you in your application. In some programs, the information may also be provided to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to determine the existence of any prior criminal convictions. The information will not otherwise be disclosed to entities outside of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service without your prior written permission.

I certify that all of the statements made in this application are true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. I understand that misinformation or omission of information could result in disqualification and/or termination as an Experience Corps member.