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Seniors age 55 or better, give their experience and their talent to improve the lives of children in need. Every day in communities across America, Foster Grandparents are the volunteers children depend on for love, wisdom, and support. In schools, h... Read more
Seniors age 55 or better, give their experience and their talent to improve the lives of children in need. Every day in communities across America, Foster Grandparents are the volunteers children depend on for love, wisdom, and support. In schools, hospitals, Head Start, correctional institutions, libraries, and day care centers, Foster Grandparents even the odds for children with special needs. Foster Grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence, and strenghts to succeed in life and make thier neighborhoods stronger by helping disadvantaged children achieve their goals.
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 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 can anywhere between 15 to 40 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.