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Foster Grandparent Program

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AmeriCorps Seniors.

Foster Grandparent Program

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 and youth in their communities. Foster Grandparents assist children needing special attention in education, healthcare and social development.  They volunteer in schools, Head Start Programs, hospitals, 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 10 hours per week.  All applicants must complete an enrollment process including references and background checks

Benefits: In return for their commitment of 10 hours per week, volunteers receive a tax free stipend of $3.00 per hour, mileage reimbursement and may receive a meal while on duty. In addition, volunteers receive supplemental accidental insurance coverage, and other benefits.

Counties Served: Douglas, Cass, Dodge, Sarpy, and Washington

For more information call 402-444-6536.

The Foster Grandparent Program is an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee with local sponsorship and additional funding through the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging.

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