The Foster Grandparent Program provides meaningful opportunities for individuals age 55 and older to remain physically and mentally active by serving as a positive role model to children in community services. Foster Grandparents assist children needing special attention in education, healthcare and social development. They volunteer in hospitals, Head Start Programs, schools, and child development centers. Through regular interaction with a Foster Grandparent, children needing special attention have an opportunity to improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social development.
Eligibility: Volunteers must be at least age 55, meet an income guideline and be able to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week. All applicants must complete an enrollment process including references and background checks
Benefits: In return for their commitment of 15 hours per week, volunteers receive a tax free stipend of $2.65 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement and may receive meals while on duty. In addition, volunteers receive an annual physical, supplemental accidental insurance coverage, and other benefits.
Counties Served: Douglas, Cass, Dodge, Sarpy, and Washington
The Foster Grandparent Program is funded by the Corporation for National Service with local sponsorship and additional funding through the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging.
For more information call 402-444-6536.