Foster Grandparent

Foster Grandparent volunteers, age 55 or older, positively influence children and youth in a variety of settings, including elementary schools, preschools, shelters, childcare centers and other community settings. From striving to prepare children for success in school to mentoring teenagers, Foster Grandparents make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

Benefits include:

  • *A non-taxable stipend (serve a minimum of 10 hours per week to qualify). 
  • Meeting new people, learning new things and having the satisfaction of helping others. 
  • Transportation reimbursement to and from your service site. 
  • Orientation and ongoing training opportunities. 
  • Recognition events. 
  • Accident and liability insurance while volunteering.

*The income earned from the stipend does not affect federal, state and other benefit programs eligibility. 

Duration: 10-40 hours per week

The Foster Grandparent Program is a part of the national AmeriCorps Seniors program.


Various locations available.

  • No prior experience is required.
  • Training is provided. 
  • You must be age 55 or older and in good general health. 
  • Have compassion, patience, flexibility and respect for children and others. 
  • Work well with diverse individuals and families. 
  • Have dependable transportation available. 
Request information

Please contact americorpsseniors@lssmn.org or 651.310.9440 or 888.205.3770.