Thank you for your interest in the Foster Grandparent Program sponsored by New Opportunities, Inc. of Waterbury, CT. The Foster Grandparent Program is funded through AmeriCorps Seniors, a federal agency that brings people age 55 and older together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. Volunteers with qualifying income may receive a small stipend.
If you are 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion to tutor and mentor children, please contact us today!
The Foster Grandparent Program of Greater Waterbury & the Central Naugatuck Valley: 203-575-4245 See our agency website: http://www.newoppinc.org/foster-grandparentsThank you again for your interest
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Foster Grandparent Program of Greater Waterbury & the Central Naugatuck Valley
232 North Elm Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, US
The mission of New Opportunities, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals by providing the necessary resources to increase their standard of living, foster self-improvement, and maximize self-empowerment. Sponsored locally by New Opportunities, Inc., the Foster Grandparent Program is a federally-funded program through AmeriCorps Seniors.
The Foster Grandparent Program activities are focused primarily in the City of Waterbury and the Central Naugatuck Valley in the communities where program volunteers reside and where the greatest need exists for their services.
Foster Grandparents are volunteers age 55 or older with limited income. Foster Grandparents provide supportive services to children with special physical, mental, or emotional needs through tutoring, reading, helping with a craft, assisting with a meal, acting as a role model, and more in a classroom or child-centered program.
If you do not qualify under the income guidelines, currently $12,880 for a one-person household, please consider volunteering with a local RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) which has several child-centered programs without the qualifying income limit for volunteers.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
232 North Elm StreetWaterbury, CT06702
March 15, 2021
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 55
Orientation or Training
Foster Grandparent volunteers serve from 5 to 40 hours per week.