Adults 55+ - Be a Role Model to Children in Polk County


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1111 9th St.Des Moines, IA 50314
Foster Grandparent volunteering in classroom


Foster Grandparent volunteers are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.

Regular activities include one-on-one mentoring and educational activities with children in schools, preschools, community centers, and more. For more information, please visit:

Ready to volunteeer in Polk county? Please contact Gayle at:

(515) 443-0275


  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension

Good Match For

Kids People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must serve a minimum of 15 hours a week

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