FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
1 person is interested
"Are you interested in joining active grandparents, who are between the ages of 55 and 90 years old?" Then the The Foster Grandparent Program is the place for you! You can volunteer at a local elementary school, preschools, to serve as mentor or tutor under the supervision of a teacher. If you meet income and criminal history eligibility requirements, you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 15-40 hours a week serving children with one-on-one, direct service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.
Foster Grandparents offer emotional support to children who have been abused and neglected, mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers, and care for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illness and tutor children who are need of extra help to reach their goals. Their personal attention helps these young people grow, gain confidence, and become full and productive members of society. In the process, Foster Grandparents strengthen communities by providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford and by building bridges across generations. They often serve in community organizations such as schools, Head Start, preschools, and other youth organizations. Please contact us to find out how you can help a child as a Foster Grandparent!
Terms: The volunteer must be at least 55 years of age, must meet income and criminal history eligibility requirement
Benefits: Meals, Accident / Liability, Medical Exams, Transportation Costs, Stipend, Training
Other Information Requested of Volunteers: They are comfortable around children, provide a positive learning environment as a classroom grandparent and understands all children work at their own pace.
We'll work with your schedule.
1646 Purchase StNew Bedford, MA 02740
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training