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Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program

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ORGANIZATION: Department of Developmental Services

  • 42 people are interested

Make a difference in another person’s life volunteering with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Please note that in order to qualify for our federally funded programs, and receive a tax-free stipend, you must meet all of the following requirements:

* Be over the age of 55
* Must have an annual income at or below $29,160 for an individual after allowable medical deductions
* Consent to Federal and State level background checks
* 15 hours weekly service commitment


* Meal and transportation reimbursement
* Paid holidays and annual leave
* Enjoy field trips and recognition events
* Opportunities to meet people and socialize
* Keep your mind/body healthy and active

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Costa Mesa, CA 92626




  • 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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