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Foster Grandparent Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

  • 26 people are interested

Want to become a mentor to a child, join our Foster Grandparent Program!

Our faith-based organization needs dedicated and compassionate individuals that are age 55 and older to volunteer and who will have an opportunity to share their time and experience to help children learn how to read, prepare young students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects and make decisions that keep them on the right path. We’ll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you including those are local elementary schools, faith-based schools, Head Start Centers and pre-schools.

What are some of the activities that Foster Grandparent Volunteers participate in?

  • Help children learn to read

  • Provide one-on-one tutoring

  • Provide social and emotional support

  • Assist children with special needs

  • Provide assistance with homework

You don’t need formal experience in tutoring and mentoring. You’ll receive pre-service orientation and training. Must complete 20 hours of pre-service training and 3 hours of reoccurring monthly in-service training.

Income eligible volunteers receive a modest tax-free hourly stipend to help cover costs. All volunteers receive reimbursement for transportation and supplemental accident and liability insurance while in service along with Paid Time Off for those receiving the stipend. Volunteers are required to pass a fingerprinting federal background check which includes name-based state background and sex offender registry.

The need:

Volunteers are needed in Will County specifically the Joliet, Channahon, Romeoville, Bolingbrook. and Lockport areas. Volunteers are assigned to schools in their community, usually within 10 miles of their home.

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About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet


100 College Dr, Kankakee, IL 60901, US

Mission Statement

We are a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.


Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet serves people of all faiths and beliefs in seven counties including: Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois, Dupage, Kendall, Will, and Grundy Counties. All services are provided without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet services include: Senior (older adult) Programs and Counseling and Community Services. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Senior Companion Program, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Money Management Program, Senior Health Insurance Program, Telephone Reassurance Program(Sunshine Callers), and the Long Term Care Community Ombudsman Program. Come volunteer for Catholic Charities and make a difference every day!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


16555 Weber RdCrest Hill, IL 60403



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 15 hours a week
  • Must meet income requirements to receive stipend/reimbursement.

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