- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Foster Grandparent volunteer
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Foster Grandparent Programs help kids learn through a variety of different ways.
Assisting and supporting children and/or teens with schoolwork through one-to-one tutoring and mentoring at local schools or community centers
Providing mentoring to teens at local schools
Serving homeless children and youth at local community centers
AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the Foster Grandparent Program serve children with special or exceptional needs. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve 20 to 25 hours or no more than 40 hours per week, tutoring or mentoring children to improve their intellectual thinking, social/emotional, motor and/or language development skills. Children with special or exceptional needs may face the following challenges: Abuse/neglect Limited English proficiency Developmental challenges Learning Challenges Emotional/social challenges Low income Homelessness Adjudication/system involvement Medical challenges Visual and hearing impairments Speech challenges Physical challenges Substance abuse Teen pregnancy/teen parenting Volunteers may engage (but are not limited to) in assisting children with activities to build skills such as: Intellectual Thinking: Volunteers helping children with intellectual thinking skills may assist with problem solving, thinking, learning, perceiving, memory, understanding, math, word definition, comprehension, parenting, life skills, etc. Social/Emotional Skills: Volunteers helping children with social/emotional skills may assist with friendship, fairness, loyalty, respect for authority, rules/regulations, self-esteem, depression, coping skills, controlling emotions, etc. Motor Skills: Volunteers helping children with motor skills may assist with cutting, drawing, tracing, coloring, writing, tying shoes, buttoning, crawling, balancing, walking, running, jumping, etc. Language Development Skills: Volunteers helping children with language development may assist with speech and oral language, phonetics, reading, vocabulary, spelling, English language acquisition, etc.
More opportunities with Southern University Shreveport Caddo/Bossier/Desoto Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program
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About Southern University Shreveport Caddo/Bossier/Desoto Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program
2520 Line Ave., 3050 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE, 71107, Shreveport, LA 71104, US
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for the nation’s volunteer and service efforts with AmeriCorps, the federal funding agency. The Foster Grandparent Program provides grants to organizations with a dual purpose: to engage Americans 55 years and older in volunteer service and to provide one-on-one support to children with special needs to improve their academic, social, or emotional development. The volunteers in this program help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring; mentor trouble teenagers and young mothers; care for premature infants or children with disabilities; help children who have been abused or neglected. Through the SUSLA AmeriCorps Seniors Caddo/Bossier/Desoto Foster Grandparent Volunteer Programs serving as tutors and mentors providing needed strong, consistent relationships with caring adults that help build confidence and life skills with youth.
The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you to children and young people with exceptional needs. The AmeriCorps Seniors SUSLA Caddo/Bossier/Desoto Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors 55 and older the opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors and loving caregivers for youth with special needs. Volunteers serve in a variety of locations throughout the community, including schools, after school summer camp, Head Start, and youth centers. The personal attention offered by the FGP’s helps youth grow, gain confidence and succeed as productive members of society. In return, Foster Grandparents receive the joy of being needed within their communities.
2520 Line Ave.Shreveport, LA 71104
October 28, 2021
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Child Care
- Child Development
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 20 to 25 hours weekly (Monday -Friday
- Income and eligibility, no education requirement