Join the Foster Grandparent Program

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


262 Harlow StBangor, ME 04401

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The Penquis Foster Grandparent Program covers the whole State of Maine except York and Cumberland Counties. Do you love working with children? Would you like to earn some extra money while doing it? The Foster Grandparent Program offers individuals, 55+ and on a low or fixed-income, opportunities to serve as mentors/tutors for children and youth from a few months of age to 21 years of age. If you are meet income eligibility guidelines, you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend which doesn't affect State or Federal benefits such as social security, housing assistance, etc. Foster Grandparents serve 15-40 hours a week, serving children with one-on-one, direct service. Foster Grandparents offer emotional support to children who have been abused and/or neglected, mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers, care for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illness and tutor children who lag behind in reading. 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 Starts, and daycares. Please contact us to find out how you can help a child as a Foster Grandparent.

Benefits: Meals, Accident/Liability, Medical exams, Transportation costs, Stipends, Trainings, Vacation time, and 12 paid Holidays


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 15 hrs. per week

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