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Foster Grandparent Program, Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

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WILL COUNTY FGP

  • 2 people are interested

The Foster Grandparent Program offers older adults age 55 and up an opportunity to serve as a mentor and tutor for children and youth with special or exceptional needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines and pass a background check. You will receive a modest tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve a minimum of 20 hours a week, usually 5 hours a day Monday through Thursday. Other benefits include reimbursement for mileage, meals during service, accrued paid time off, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service orientation and monthly training sessions provided.

Foster Grandparents offer emotional and academic support to children who are in need of extra help in the classroom. Their personal attention helps these young people grow and gain confidence they need to succeed in life. In the process, Foster Grandparents strengthen communities by providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford and by building bridges across generations. Foster Grandparent volunteers report that they have better life satisfaction, increased mental and physical health, and less isolation. They often serve in community organizations such as schools, Head Starts, and after school programs. Please contact us to find out how you can help a child as a Foster Grandparent!

Terms: Volunteer must be at least 55 years of age. Volunteer must meet income eligibility requirement and pass background check. Volunteer serves a minimum of 20 hours a week year round.

Benefits: Meals, Accident/Liability Insurance, Mileage, Stipend, PTO, and Training

More opportunities with WILL COUNTY FGP

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About WILL COUNTY FGP

Location:

16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403, US

Mission Statement

We are a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.

Description

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, 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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16555 Weber RoadCrest Hill, IL 60403

(41.58204,-88.12215)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week year round.

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