Foster Grandparents

Older Adult playing with a boy

Are you patient, kind, and would love to mentor a child? The Foster Grandparent Program may be the right volunteer opportunity for you.

Foster grandparents:

  • Are 55 or older
  • Can give 20 hours of their time each week
  • Volunteer at hospitals, day cares, elementary schools, after-school programs, Head Start
  • Mentor and encourage children
  • Help children with math, reading, and other subjects
  • Understand that the volunteer program pays a modest stipend


The Foster Grandparent Program is part of the National Senior Corps program, which offers low-income older Americans opportunities to give back to their communities.

Call 311 to reach the program.