Foster Grandparents

If you are 55, or older, in good health and wish to share your experience and compassion with the youth in your community, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent! As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor, and a friend. You will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. So get involved, and join today!

Goals

  • To enable the Foster Grandparent volunteers to remain physically and mentally active and to enhance self-esteem through participation in needed community service.

  • ​To enable children, less than 21 years of age, with either exceptional or special needs to achieve improved educational, physical, mental, emotional, and social development.

Eligibility

  • ​Applicants must be 55 years of age or older

  • On a limited income

  • Must be physically able to serve 15 to 40 hours a week.

  • Must submit to a criminal history check (CHC) 

Benefits

  • A non-taxable, hourly stipend

  • ​Meet new people and make new friends

  • Learn new skills

  • ​Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave

  • Mileage reimbursement 

  • Monthly in-service training

  • An annual physical

  • Attend an annual recognition event and receive awards based on hours of service

  • The love of some very special children

  • Supplemental volunteer insurance

Where They Serve

  • Day Care Centers

  • Head Start Programs

  • Schools

  • Youth and Family Service Centers