Foster Grandparent Volunteers, use life experiences and wisdom to improve a child's future.


(41.55906,-73.03457)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

232 North Elm StreetWaterbury, CT 06702

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About

Volunteer to Help a Child

Earn extra income without affecting your benefits!

We are looking for you if you are:

  • are 55 years of age or older
  • have the desire to serve children with special needs
  • meet income guidelines as established by the federal government
  • can serve a minimum of 15 hours to a maximum of 40 hours weekly
Benefits

In return for your volunteer service, you will receive:

  • a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour
  • transportation reimbursement
  • secondary insurance coverage while volunteering
  • 40 hours of pre-service orientation and in-service trainings
  • an annual physical
  • vacation and sick leave
  • recognition for volunteerism with children up to age 21
Bilingual needs

If you are bilingual in Spanish, Albanian, or another language, your skills are especially needed. There are a number of children who do not speak English as a primary language and would be grateful for a Foster Grandparent like you.

For more information Call 203-575-4245

or by email - mmccreedy@newoppinc.org

Skills

  • Reading / Writing
  • Child Development
  • Painting
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Mentoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours - minimum per week
  • The Foster Grandparent Program helps low income people, 55+, to stay physically and mentally active.
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