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AmeriCorps Seniors FGP: Are you 55+ and want to volunteer your time to mentor local youth?

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ORGANIZATION: NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITY ACTION CORP

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AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers lead happier, healthier lives and enhance the communities they serve!

AmeriCorps Foster Grandparent Program is looking for volunteers to support students with special or exceptional needs from early learning to 12th grade. Foster Grandparent volunteers serve 5 - 40 hours per week, tutoring or mentoring children to improve their intellectual thinking, social/emotional, motor and/or language development skills.

If you’re 55 and over and want to start volunteering or learn more about the benefits of volunteering as a senior companion or a foster grandparent, call the AmeriCorps local Administrator, Northwest Indiana Community Action, at 1-800-826-7871 x2261 or visit nwi-ca.org

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About NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITY ACTION CORP

Location:

5240 FOUNTAIN DR, CROWN POINT, IN 46307, US

Mission Statement

To help people to be independent and advocate for those who can't.

Description

Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1965, with a mission to help people to be independent and to advocate for those who can’t. As the designated Community Action Agency, the designated Area Agency on Aging, and the designated ADRC and 211 Call Center for information and referrals, NWICA assists approximately 50,000 individuals annually.

As a Community Action Agency, NWICA plans and carries out a variety of programs that serve the unique needs of low-income families and disabled individuals in the Northwest Indiana counties of Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter. Services through the Community Action Agency support households with incomes at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Services include utility assistance, Housing Choice Voucher Program, Asset Building and Financial Literacy, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Individual Development Accounts, Weatherization (Lake Co.), Information and Referral Services.

The agency was designated as the Area I Agency on Aging in May, 1974, by the Indiana Commission on Aged and Aging. The purpose of the service network was to develop cooperative arrangements and advocate reorganizing or reassigning functions in order to secure and maintain independence and dignity in a home environment for older persons who are capable of self-care with appropriate supportive services and, remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older persons.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Gary, IN 46407

(41.57519,-87.32646)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 5 hours a week.

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