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
Records Check Authorization


Other Information:
FGP Fact Sheet

Contact Information
Tracey Harper Collins, Acting Program Coordinator
502.574.1529

Mary Butler, Volunteer Coordinator
502.574.7307



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