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Classroom Volunteer/Mentor with AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program

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Are you a senior (55+ years of age) looking to make an impact in the Wichita community? Do you enjoy working with children? If so, we would love to have you join our group of classroom volunteers!

The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities places seniors in early childhood centers, public/parochial schools, and shelters across Sedgwick County. Virtual opportunities are also available. Volunteers earn a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement while providing valuable tutoring and mentorship to children. This is truly a program that benefits both children and seniors!

To learn more about our program, please visit Foster Grandparents - Catholic Charities (catholiccharitieswichita.org) Information sessions are held on the Third Wednesday of each month; to RSVP, please contact Debi at 316-264-8344 x1211.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 04:00 AM
    Classroom volunteers can create schedules that best meet their need; the program asks for 15-40 hours of consistent volunteering per week.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program

Location:

437 N Topeka St, Wichita, KS 67202, US

Mission Statement

By bringing together senior citizens and children who have special or exceptional needs, the Foster Grandparent Program allows retired individuals to engage in meaningful work that benefits all involved. Since 1981 the Foster Grandparent Program has been apart of Catholic Charities mission. The program was established to give retired individuals opportunities to help local youth. With the idea of positive individual attention the foster grandparents help children make gains in their physical, psychological educational and social development. By spending time with older individuals, children can learn a sense of values and coping skills, which help them respond to life's challenges.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 15 to 40 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, serving children directly with one-on-one, hands-on service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Wichita, KS 67202

(37.68436,-97.33276)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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