Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Foster Grandparent Program

Location

Denver, CO

Volunteer Coordinator

Patti Krattenmaker

Opportunity Types
  • Foster Grandparent
Audience Types
  • Kids
Times Required
  • Weekly

Description

Make a difference in the lives of young students through in class tutoring and mentoring as a Foster Grandparent.

The Volunteers of America Foster Grandparent Program helps develop intergenerational bonds by bringing together youth and older adults. Programs are available in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, El Paso, and Larimer Counties.

Foster Grandparents are 55 or older, live on fixed incomes (income under $23,340 for a single person household or under $31,460 for a couple) and enjoy working with children.

Foster Grandparents volunteer in in Early Childhood Education (Preschools, Head Starts, Educational Childcare), elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other youth facilities.The Foster Grandparent Program focuses on literacy (pre-reading and reading skills) and numeracy (pre-math and math skills) for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. In return for serving 15 - 40 hours per week Foster Grandparents receive the following benefits:

  • A non-taxable monthly stipend which does not Social Security payments,affect Medicare/Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) or subsidized housing
  • Paid time off, holidays and training
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Supplemental volunteer insurance
  • Recognitions and special events

If you, or an older adult you know, loves children, is committed to helping them succeed and would like to get involved with the Foster Grandparent Program please contact us at 303-297-0408!

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