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Foster Grandparent Program-Volunteering w/ Youth in Schools!

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  • 2 people are interested

You can make a difference in the life of a child, and add meaning and income to your own life at the same time!

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors ages 55+ opportunities to mentor and care for children with special needs. Foster Grandparents serve 15-25 hours per week at non-profit sites such as Head Start programs, homeless shelters, schools (FWCS & EACS), church day care centers, and private non-profit childcare centers. Paid time off is allowed for holidays, vacation, and illness. If Foster Grandparents meet income guidelines, they recive a tax-free stipend that does not affect other benefits such as subsidized housing or Medicaid. Transportation costs are reimbursed at 50c per mile. Grandparents also get to attend a spring Recognition event, summer picnic, and Winter luncheon! As a part of the Foster Grandparent Program, you will make new friends, have something meaningful to fill your time, and help to share today and shape tomorrow!

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6701 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46816, US

Mission Statement

Share Today, Shape Tomorrow!


The Foster Grandparents program has been serving our Fort Wayne youth and seniors since 1965. We are sponsored by Lutheran Life Villages and funded by AmeriCorps Seniors. Foster grandparents can volunteers with youth from infants to teenagers at locations such as the Boys & Girls Club, YWCA shelter, FWCS locations, and more. We try to place you somewhere close to your home, and always let you pick your own volunteer hours that work for you! Right now, we have 48 volunteers and are looking to add more to our Foster Grandparent family. Please contact us for more information-we can't wait to talk with you!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities


Mon Jan 15, 2024 - Sun Apr 14, 2024


Multiple locations Fort Wayne, IN 46816



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Special Needs


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Between 15-25 hours per week. Flexible with your schedule!
  • Must pass a Child Protective Services (CPS) background check, an FBI check, and a state/sex offender registry check.

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