Bismarck 6 - Volunteers Needed - Foster Grandparent Program

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ORGANIZATION: ND SENIOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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We are recruiting volunteers throughout western ND for the Foster Grandparent Program. The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationwide program and has been around for over 50 years. This program recruits people 55 and older from local communities to volunteer 5 to 40 hours a week in stations working one-on-one with children. The program goal is to engage seniors to help children by guiding their emotional, social, and academic growth. Qualifying volunteers will also receive required training, an hourly stipend, and reimbursements for meals and mileage.

- Make an impact - As a Foster Grandparent volunteer you will be able to help children in the community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes. Sharing your time and experience can assist children in preparing for school readiness, be there to support children while they learn and grow, help them tackle tough subjects, and guide them into making decisions that keep them on the right path. We will match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you.

Volunteering just 5 hours a week could make a major difference in a child’s life!

Volunteer tasks could include.

  • Comfort/Communicate/Model appropriate social skills
  • Reading/Writing
  • Positive encouragement/redirection
  • Help with schoolwork
  • Social/Emotional guidance

Program Qualifications must - be 55 or older
- be able to pass background checks

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About ND SENIOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Location:

PO Box 124, DICKINSON, ND 58602, US

Mission Statement

Enhancing the lives of our seniors, their families and communities for a stronger North Dakota.

Description

ND Senior Career Development (NDSCD) headquartered in Dickinson ND was established in March 2017 as a non-profit organization created to help North Dakotans. Currently we are advertising for the Foster Grandparent Program. This program recruits’ people 55 and older from local areas to volunteer in the schools and work one-on-one with children who need a little help. This program’s goal is to enhance the child’s educational experience and assist the teacher with their educational objective.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Bismarck, ND 58507

(46.80755,-100.78605)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours up to 40 hours a week. Did you know that volunteering just 5 hours a week could make a major difference in a child’s life!
  • Applicants must meet the program age, income, and background check requirements to receive an hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement.

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