AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is an intergenerational program established in 1965 that engages volunteers aged 55 and older in national service. Volunteers provide one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, and social-emotional support to children with exceptional needs or who have academic, social, or financial disadvantages. They serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, early education centers, hospitals, juvenile correctional institutions, or childcare centers.
Volunteer activities include tutoring children in areas where they need additional support or social-emotional development and teaching parenting skills to new parents. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers commit to an ongoing relationship with the children serving for an academic year or longer.
Foster Grandparents mentor and bond with children facing social, economic, or emotional challenges. Make a lasting impact by providing consistent support and showing they are cared for and valued.
Not only is volunteering as a Foster Grandparent fulfilling and meaningful, but it also offers valuable benefits. AmeriCorps Senior volunteers receive a modest stipend, transportation assistance, and ongoing training and support. Additionally, they can build new friendships, gain new skills, and stay active and engaged in their communities.
So why wait? Join the thousands of Americans making a difference through the AmeriCorps Senior Foster Grandparent program. Become a role model and positive influence in the lives of children in your community today! Click here.