Impact a Child for Life


(46.84684,-114.08024)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Target Range School4095 South Ave. W.Missoula, MT 59804

Foster Grandparents are Classroom Mentors

About

Students need additional help with literacy. We are seeking Volunteers age 55 and over who have 15 to 40 per week to donate to a child's future.

The Foster Grandparent Program is a tax-free stipend program available to income eligible men and women. You can help a child increase their ability to preform in academics by giving your time.

Being a Foster Grandparent means mentoring students, providing warm friendship and understanding and giving individualized attention and unhurried help to children who need a helping hand.

A Foster Grandparent works in the classroom, closely supervised by teachers, either as a one-on- one tutor or with small groups of children.

Requirements include:

Attend required monthly in-service training, and pass a pre-placement background check. Must respect confidentiality and abide by the rules of the school and the Foster Grandparent Program.

Benefits:

  • Tax free stipend provided to income eligible volunteers.
  • Training to prepare you for serving.
  • Assistance with the cost of transportation to and from place of work and official project activities.
  • Paid personal leave - encompasses vacation and sick time.
  • Paid holidays (ten per year).
  • Insurance: excess accident, automobile liability and medical coverage while serving at your volunteer assignments.
  • Some schools provide free lunch through their hot lunch program
  • Camaraderie of other dedicated Foster Grandparents serving in Bonner and Missoula area schools.

** Placement will be at Bonner School

To learn more call Adrienne at 728-7682 x143 or our website: missoulaagingservices.org

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 20 hours per week.
  • Must pass background check

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