Through the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program, people age 55 and older provide assistance, friendship and mentoring to developmentally disabled children or adults in either a school or day program. Foster Grandparent and Senior Companions usually serve two to four consumers on a weekly basis, serving 20 hours a week. If you are interested in being a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion, you must meet income eligibility requirements, and for your time you will receive a tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.
Many Foster Grandparent and Senior Companions serve individuals for several years and form the most meaningful friendships in their lives. Please contact us to find out how you can make a difference in someones life!
Terms: Volunteer must be at least 55 years of age, Volunteer must meet income eligibility requirement, Volunteer serves 20 hours a week for a year
Benefits: Meals, Accident / Liability, Medical Exams, Transportation Costs, Stipend, Training
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Requirements & Commitment
- Minimum of 15 hours per week