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Our goal is to provide stipended volunteer opportunities to low-income senior citizens so that they may assist students (grades K-4) who are struggling readers to achieve grade level in reading. This effort includes mentoring & tutoring students, building their self-esteem, acting as role models, and helping them to be better students & better citizens. Kindergarten and 1 st grade students are assisted with basic pre-reading skills, and motor exercises. Achieving our goal involves recruiting, training, and placing low-income senior volunteers. Volunteers are background & medically checked, and placed in volunteer sites, usually schools or Head Start programs that have signed agreements and have agreed to utilize FGP volunteers.
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 60 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children and youth with special needs. If you are interested in serving as a Foster Grandparent, you must meet income eligibility guidelines, and you will receive a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week, usually 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, serving children with one-on-one, direct service. Other benefits include reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. Pre-Service and monthly training sessions provided. We recruit volunteers in Eastern Oregon, Central Oregon, and the Northern Oregon coast.
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