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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

800 13th StreetHawarden, IA 51023

About

Help Children Improve Their Reading Skills

Do you enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of elementary age children? Do you like working with children in a one-on-one setting? If you answered yes, then we are looking for you. The Rock Valley Rotary Foster Grandparent Program has opportunities at West Sioux Elementary School in Hawarden for caring and loving individuals over 60 to work with elementary students who are reading below the proficient level.

You will be a vital and integral part of the classroom, and will focus your energy on one-on-one tutoring in reading and other topics. Some activities may include reading to the child, listening to the child read to you, phonics tutoring, and word recognition and survival words exercises. Your time and love will be appreciated by the children and teacher alike, and you will be known as Grandma or Grandpa. Hugs will be abundant. You will also attend a monthly in-service training session with other Foster Grandparents where you will have opportunities to socialize and network, and discuss issues or concerns. Each month a new topic will be presented in an area that will help you in your work as a Foster Grandparent.

Terms: Site is handicapped accessible, Volunteer must be at least 60 years of age, Volunteer must meet income eligibility requirement, Volunteer serves 20 hours a week for a year

Other Information Requested of Volunteers: application, references, annual income, physical exam

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 60
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