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Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of Greater Siouxland

Our volunteers are 55yrs old or above, and participate in our two programs we offer. The Foster Grandparent Program places seniors in classroom settings where they work with kids one on one to support the skills being taught in the class, and support the teachers by giving attention to the kids that maybe need a little extra time on a task. Foster Grandparents also work with small groups of kids and support the learning environment in that way for skill building such as social skills, math, reading, etc. The Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for our volunteers to work with persons who are peers. They provide necessary social interaction for good mental health to those who may not have a good social support in their lives. They provide a way for individuals who are home bound to have a reach into the outside world. In most cases, our senior companions provide transportation to and from appointments (hair, doctor), grocery shopping, and other social events. They grow to become friends. Our volunteers earn a modest stipend to help offset the costs of volunteering.

Volunteers must be 55 years or older to meet our guidelines. Background checks will be required, and an application with details about yourself will be required.


Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 1-2 months

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One, Group, Peer

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, Foster, Residential or Kinship Care, Low Income, Mental Health Issues, Parent Involved in Military, Physical Disabilities/Special Care Needs, Recent Immigrant/Refugee, Single-Parent Household, Special Education, Youth with Disabilities

Mentoring Program Goals: Education/Academic Support, Other

Ages of Youth Served: 7 and under, 8-10, 11-14

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About Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of Greater Siouxland

Location:

1510 14th Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247, US

Mission Statement

Our volunteers are 55yrs old or above, and participate in our two programs we offer. The Foster Grandparent Program places seniors in classroom settings where they work with kids one on one to support the skills being taught in the class, and support the teachers by giving attention to the kids that maybe need a little extra time on a task. Foster Grandparents also work with small groups of kids and support the learning environment in that way for skill building such as social skills, math, reading, etc. The Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for our volunteers to work with persons who are peers. They provide necessary social interaction for good mental health to those who may not have a good social support in their lives. They provide a way for individuals who are home bound to have a reach into the outside world. In most cases, our senior companions provide transportation to and from appointments (hair, doctor), grocery shopping, and other social events. They grow to become friends. Our volunteers earn a modest stipend to help offset the costs of volunteering.

Description

Volunteers must be 55 years or older to meet our guidelines. Background checks will be required, and an application with details about yourself will be required.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Rock Valley, IA 51247

(43.20526,-96.29503)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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