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Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program engages adults age 55 and over in intensive volunteerism as tutors and mentors for children and youth with exceptional needs.  They serve in local, elementary school classrooms, providing extra attention for children who need it the most.  They also serve in alternative high school settings, ready to help at risk youth learn and be successful.

Foster Grandparents serve from 15-40 hours per week and a minimum 1,044 hours per year per volunteer. Volunteers need to meet income eligibility requirements as low income.  The program provides a small tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour as an enabler to volunteer. Volunteers also receive a token reimbursement for travel and other related benefits.

No formal experience in tutoring or mentoring is required.  Pre-service orientation and training is provided by NCO Volunteer Network.  

This Program is available  in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties!

Call Bonnie Schoefer at 707-467-3200 ext. 316  or email bschoefer@ncoinc.org for more information.  Or click on Volunteer Inquiry Form to sign up.

Click here to visit the Foster Grandparent Program's official website.

Volunteer Inquiry Form