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Foster Grandparent / Senior Companion Program Volunteer

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SAN ANDREAS REGIONAL CENTER

  • 2 people are interested
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Be a mentor to those in need!

Serving between 5-30 hours a week, a Foster Grandparent or a Senior Companion volunteer provides mentorship and companionship to children or adults with developmental disabilities.

Individuals over the age of 55 who are selected for either the Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion Program must complete a background screening process prior to start of service. All volunteers will receive training prior to placement and on-going monthly training. Volunteers will receive a stipend for their service time, meal reimbursement and travel reimbursement.

Inquire today for more information! Call Mia Garza @ 408-341-3861 or mgarza@sarc.org.

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About SAN ANDREAS REGIONAL CENTER

Location:

6203 SAN IGNACIO AVE STE 200, SAN JOSE, CA 95119, US

Mission Statement

The San Andreas Regional Center Foster Grandparent Program establishes person-to-person relationships between limited income adults, 55 years of age and older, to children receiving services from the Regional Center. Foster Grandparent volunteers bring a lifetime of experience to children and provide an opportunity for them to more fully participate in school. Foster Grandparents serve children in schools within Santa Clara County. The Senior Companion Program shares the same philosophy and goals as the Foster Grandparent Program; however, they serve adults 21 years of age and older. Senior Companions serve at Adult Day Programs, Work Activity Programs, and Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN) within Santa Clara County.

Description

We are in search of individuals who would like to make a difference in the life of a child or adult with developmental disabilities!

In order to qualify for the Programs, volunteers must be aged 55 or over and must meet income qualifications.

The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs benefit all parties involved. Volunteers receive a tax-exempt stipend, daily meal and travel allowance, annual recognition and other benefits.

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6203 San Ignacio Ave., Suite 200San Jose, CA 95119

(37.23636,-121.77786)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-30 Hours per week
  • Current California ID

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