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SPRINGFIELD FGP

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

756 State StSpringfield, MA 01109 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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Description

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.

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