Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

 

 

 

When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you’re 55 yrs or older 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. Serving at local organizations—including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, day care centers and other youth facilities that serve children with exceptional needs—you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

Foster Grandparents have to be income eligible and serve up to 20 hours per week. In return, you’ll receive a tax-free, hourly stipend ,transportation reimbursement, pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promote a positive outlook on life.

To apply, please complete both forms fully and submit to:

 

Foster Grandparent Program
701 W. Ormsby Avenue, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40203

Participant Application

Other Information:
FGP Fact Sheet

Contact Information
Tracey Harper Collins, Acting Program Coordinator
502.574.1529
 


The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Senior Corps.