Foster Grandparent Volunteer
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Want to become a "grandparent" 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. Volunteers are required to pass a fingerprinting federal background check which includes name-based state background and sex offender registry.
Volunteers are needed in Will, County. Volunteers are assigned to schools in their community, usually within 10 miles of their home.
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!