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Foster Grandparents 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 5-40 hours per week and a minimum of 260 hours per year per volunteer. Volunteers need to meet income eligibility requirements as low income.  The program provides a small tax-free stipend of $3.00 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. The pre-service orientation and training is provided by NCO Volunteer Network.  If you are interested in the Foster Grandparent program, please fill out the volunteer enrollment form for your county.

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

Call Kaitlyn Young at (707) 620-5063 or email kyoung@ncoinc.org for more information.  

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