When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you are 55 and over and are in good health and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent
As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor/tutor, and a friend. Serving at various community based organizations - including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, shelters, and other youth facilities - you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Foster Grandparents can help children with special needs improve their developmental and learning skills. Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. Throughout their lives, these children remember the skills, the knowledge, and the values that these Foster Grandparents have passed down.
Foster Grandparents serve 20 - 40 hours per week. A non-taxable stipend and travel reimbursement to offset the cost of volunteering is available to those who are low-income eligible. With Foster Grandparents, you will receive a pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
And remember: When you volunteer, you're not just helping others—you are helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.
So get involved!
Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.
Become a Foster Grandparent today!
Call us at 517-887-6116 or by E-mail (Click Here) to find out more about being a Foster Grandparent.