Foster Grandparent Program
The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for limited-income seniors over the age of 55 to help children with special needs. Foster Grandparents work in day care centers, elementary schools, Head Start programs, alternative schools, and at other community agencies providing one-on-one academic and emotional support to children who have been abused, have physical or developmental disabilities, or are in need of additional assistance.
Through the consistent nurturing and guidance provided by the Foster Grandparents, these children are able to increase their academic proficiency, improve self-esteem and develop higher-level coping skills. In addition to creating strong emotional connections with children, volunteer Foster Grandparents benefit from the program by remaining active and contributing members of their communities.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer Foster Grandparent must:
• Be a resident of Montgomery County
• Be age 55 years or older
• Should not exceed maximum income requirements
• Enjoy working with children and youth.
All volunteer Foster Grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend for a minimum of 15 hours of service each week, a free/reimbursed meal, free transportation, and paid training.
For more information on the Foster Grandparent Program, please contact Tricia Reedy Jones, director of senior volunteer programs, at 610-630-0201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.