The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The East Bay Community Action Program's Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking volunteers to serve in local schools, Head Start sites, libraries and other nonprofit organizations throughout the East Bay.
The program provides a unique service built on the natural bond between generations. Foster Grandparents receive a modest tax free hourly STIPEND which will not effect any federal, state or local benefit or entitlement. Foster Grandparents also receive a transportation allowance, meals during service, paid holidays and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Foster Grandparents must meet certain income eligibility requirements and be at least 55 year of age or older. In addition they must be caring people who love children and are willing to devote fifteen hours or more per week of service.