When you share your love, time and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. 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 giving comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.
If you’re 55 and over and want to be a Foster Grandparent and can serve 5 – 40 hours/week, you’ll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend of $4.00 an hour as well as mileage reimbursement, paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay.
Currently, the qualifying income to become a volunteer is 200% of the poverty level ($29,160/family of one; $39,440/family of two, with up to 50% of income off for medical deductions).
For more information contact the Senior Resource Center at 828-356-2800.