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Foster Grandparents

Foster Grandparents 

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Foster Grandparents provide one-on-one mentoring a few hours a week to at-risk youth to help them boost their self-esteem and overall success. In this role, you can positively impact the lives of children and youth, find a meaningful way to give back and earn extra income. 

Since 1965, Foster Grandparent volunteers have shared their wisdom and experience with children and youth to make impressions that have lasted a lifetime. They are role models, mentors and friends.  

Depending on need, volunteers support youth in a variety of settings including at public and private schools, Head Start locations, shelters and at day care centers.  

Benefits include: 

  • Meeting new people, learning new things and having the satisfaction of helping others 
  • A non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour (you must serve a minimum of 10 hours of service per week to qualify) 
  • Transportation reimbursement to and from your service site 
  • Orientation and ongoing training opportunities 
  • Recognition events 
  • Accident and liability insurance while volunteering 
  • Possible daily lunch on site 

To qualify as a volunteer: 

  • No prior experience is required 
  • You must be 55+ 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 

Get started today 

To learn more about becoming a Foster Grandparent in your community, please complete our quick interest form.  

LSS Foster Grandparents is a part of the national Senior Corps program, which is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service. 


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