Why become a Foster Grandparent?
The Foster Grandparent Program is a Federally funded project designed for low income SENIOR CITIZENS to render supportive services to children of our community in a supervised setting in health, education and welfare-related agencies. The program emphasizes the relationship that develops between an older volunteer and the young child by stressing a one-to-one interaction between the two whenever possible. Foster Grandparents are very special people who have a variety of background with wisdom, love, comfort, and experience to share with children who are so much in need of it.
Please help make a difference!
- Grandparents must be fifty five (55) years of age or older.
- Income must not exceed the federal income guidelines of 200% of the poverty level to be eligible for stipend.
- Over Income individuals can join as non-stipend volunteers.
- Must be in good physical condition.
- Recent physical with TB test. ( call for information)
- Non-taxable stipend (which will not interfere with social security or any other benefit)
- Hot Meals
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Per-assignment and in-service training
- Accrued personal leave time
About the Program
- One of the Older American Volunteer Programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Locally sponsored by the Community Action Program of Evansville.
- Established in Evansville on June 30th 1976.
Foster Grandparents assist in the development of:
- Motor skills
- Self care
- Learning skills
- Emotional support
- Role modeling
- Tender love and care
Foster Grandparents are assigned to:
- Head Start programs
- Day care centers
- Special institutions
For More Information Contact: