Foster Grandparent Volunteer
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
The Foster Grandparent Program offers adults age 55 and older 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.
You have what it takes!
You don’t need formal experience in tutoring and mentoring. You’ll receive pre-service orientation and training.
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
What are the benefits of being a Foster Grandparent Volunteer?
A modest, tax free stipend during service and transportation reimbursement for those who meet eligibility requirements
Accident and liability insurance while on duty
Annual recognition events
Make friends and meet new people with similar interests
About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
249 S. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, US
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) Progams, Counseling and Community Services. Volunteer opportunities are available in Case Management, the Senior Companion Progam, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Money Management Program and the Long Term Care Community Ombudsman Program. Come volunteer for Catholic Charities and make a difference every day!