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UTAH COUNTY FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

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Grandma Lynette is an awesome volunteer!

The Foster Grandparent Program connects limited-income volunteers age 55 and better with children and youth with exceptional needs. Volunteers serve in public schools near their home, where they help children who need tutoring, mentoring and individualized support.

Foster Grandparents receive a modest, tax free stipend, mileage reimbursement, a meal while serving, liability insurance, social activities and many other benefits. Limited transportation is provided when needed.

When you share your love, time and talent, you have the power to change the life of a child. Come share your experience and compassion as a role-model, mentor, tutor and friend. You help children learn to read, learn to enjoy the gift of learning and guide them at a critical time in their life. You give the kind of comfort and trust that sets a child on the path towards a successful future.

Remember too, when you volunteer, you are not just helping others, you are helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and healthier and promotes a positive outlook on life. So, get involved and join the Foster Grandparent Program today! Call 801-851-7784 or email caram@utahcounty.gov

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About UTAH COUNTY FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

Location:

151 South University Avenue, #2200, Provo, UT 84601, US

Mission Statement

The Foster Grandparent Program connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs. Volunteers mentor, support, and help vulnerable children.

Description

As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at local Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities--you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

Foster Grandparents serve a minimum of 15 hours and up to 40 hours per week. Qualified volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend, travel reimbursement, a meal, training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty, and so much more.

And remember: When you volunteer, you're not just helping others--you're helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

So get involved, and join Foster Grandparents today!

The Foster Grandparent Program is made possible by a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by Utah County Government.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

151 South University AvenueSuite #2200Provo, UT 84601

(40.23164,-111.65822)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is an ongoing program. Our longest serving volunteer has been with us for 21 years! We do ask for at least a six month commitment.
  • Volunteers must pass background checks provided by agency.

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