The Foster Grandparent Program offers people, ages 55 and older, the opportunity to help young students be successful. A tax-free stipend and benefits are available if income guidelines are met.
Being a Foster Grandparent means mentoring young students for 15-40 hours a week, providing warm friendship, understanding, 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.
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.
- 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 Missoula area schools.
To learn more call Adrienne at 728-7682 or our website: https://missoulaagingservices.org/volunteer/foster-grandparent-program/
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Child Development
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 15 to 40 hours weekly
- Some maximum income restrictions apply