Mentor/literacy tutor for schools, head start, after school programs: Mult, Clack, Wa counties

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


Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington CountySuite 501Portland, OR 97232

A FGP volunteer reading with children


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)
Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life!

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


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hrs/week or more
  • must meet income guidelines

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