If you're 55 and older, living on a modest income and want to share your experience and compassion then you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent Volunteer.
As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor, and a friend. You help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. You give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.
The Foster Grandparent Program is currently recruiting for volunteers in the tri county area (Multnomah, Clackamas & Washington Co)
Foster Grandparents volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week at a school, after school program, head-start program, child development center, etc. All volunteering takes place at the school/program.
Foster Grandparent volunteers receive
- a non-taxable hourly stipend ($2.65/hr)
- a meal while volunteering/meal allowance
- reimbursement of transportation to and from the school/program (mileage reimbursement or help with bus tickets/pass)
All monies received (stipend, lunch per diem, mileage or bus pass reimbursement) are NOT counted as income, are NON- taxed and will NOT reduce or disqualify any benefits you are receiving such as SNAP/food stamps, subsidized rent etc.
Must pass background check process: reference checks, National Sex Offender Registry check and fingerprint criminal background check.
Must meet age and income guidelines.
Call Khela, Foster Grandparent Coordinator for Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties: 503-988-6717 to find out more and to request an application.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service and the local sponsor is Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services
- Literacy / Reading
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 15 hrs/week or more
- must meet income guidelines