Foster Grandparents 2014/15

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Peggy Ramsden
786-7080 Ext. 119

When you share your love, time, and wisdom, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you are 55 years old or older, have a limited income and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

As a Foster Grandparent, you’re a role model, a mentor and a friend. Foster Grandparents serve local organizations, including faith-based groups, Early Childhood Centers (Head Start), schools and other youth facilities.
Foster Grandparents provide one-on-one tutoring to children with special and/or exceptional needs. In addition to helping children learn how to read, Foster Grandparents guide children at a critical time in their lives. Put simply, Foster Grandparents give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path toward a successful future.
Following 40 hours of orientation and training, Foster Grandparents are assigned to various locations and serve an average of 15-20 hours per week. Foster Grandparents receive:
► A non-taxable stipend
► Transportation or reimbursement for travel costs
► A meal each workday
► An annual physical examination
► On-going training
► Excess auto coverage for volunteers driving their own vehicles
► Accident and personal liability insurance
► Recognition for their services