When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.
As a Foster Grandparent, you’re a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations – including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, 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. Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.
Foster Grandparents serve anywhere from 15 to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. With Foster Grandparents, you’ll receive 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’re 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, and join Foster Grandparents today!
For more information on the Foster Grandparent Program and other Area Agency on Aging services, call 1-800-982-4346. The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga County Commissioners.