Volunteer with Children - Become an AmeriCorps Senior Foster Grandparent in Orange County
ORGANIZATION: Volunteers for Community Impact
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Volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program!
- Do you want to make a difference in your life and the lives of local children?
- Are you 55 years old or older?
- Do you have limited income?
- Are you willing to serve 15 hours or more per week?
- Volunteers receive a small stipend to help defray the cost of volunteering.
The Foster Grandparent Program enables caring, mature adults, often from their neighborhood, and from limited-income households, to support children and help them advance to the next grade level with their peers. You can be a hero to a child struggling to learn.
Foster Grandparents provide individual attention to children with special and/or exceptional needs that are identified by a teacher or staff member. Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours a week in locations such as schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, daycare centers, or Head Start centers.
Volunteers serve in areas of:
- School Readiness: helping young children enter Kindergarten ready to read
- Mentoring in Afterschool Programs
- Elementary Education: Providing guidance in elementary school classrooms with children.
For more information, to become a Foster Grandparent
Contact FGP@VCIFL.ORG OR 407-298-4180
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About Volunteers for Community Impact
3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US
Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."
We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.
Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.
VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.
Multiple locations Orlando, FL 32826
March 2, 2023
- Child Development
- Reading / Writing
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- Time Commitment is 15 hours per week