Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Join the Elder Mentor Program!

Elder Mentor Marsha Ayuluk works with a Chevak Head Start child, Ryder Night, to learn new and important skills for kindergarten readiness. Photo by Charlie Ess

Elder Mentor Marsha Ayuluk works with a Chevak Head Start child, Ryder Night, to learn new and important skills for kindergarten readiness. Photo by Charlie Ess

Supporting the Elder Mentor program is an investment in Alaska’s past, present and future, with powerful results.

This program directly impacts three special groups:

  • Children who are economically, socially, or developmentally disadvantaged increase their school success through individualized tutoring/mentoring.
  • Low income Elders report physical improvements from staying active in their community, while sharing their skills, culture receive a small, tax exempt stipend and support for meals and transportation. Elder Mentor volunteers report that their lives are improved by sharing their knowledge, culture and values with a new generation.
  • Education Professionals benefit by having a supportive role model for the class and someone who can work with children needing extra help. Teachers often report that students are more engaged in learning when an Elder is present.

Senior CorpsIf you are interested in learning more email us at eldermentors@ruralcap.com or download an application below. You may also call (907) 865-7276 or toll free in Alaska (800) 478-7227.

Download the RurAL CAP Elder Mentor Overview  (PDF)

Download the RurAL CAP Elder Mentor Application (PDF)

Download the RurAL CAP Elder Mentor Health Assessment Form (PDF)