• 27 people are interested

Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program

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ORGANIZATION: Department of Developmental Services

  • 27 people are interested

Individuals who are at least 55 years old and meet low-income requirements may be eligible to volunteer with individuals with developmental disabilities and receive a tax-free stipend.

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About Department of Developmental Services


1215 O Street, MS 7-30, Sacramento, California, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is committed to providing leadership that results in quality services to the people of California and assures the opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise their right to make choices.


Through a federal grant with AmeriCorps, the Department of Developmental Services sponsors the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program through eight sites throughout the state. Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions who are at least 55 years old and who meet income requirements may volunteer with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and receive a tax-free stipend.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Seniors


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Be able to serve at least 15 hours each week
  • must qualify as "low-income" per federal guidelines

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