Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) offers participants the satisfaction of helping others as well as the feeling of still being needed. Seniors ages 55 and older who meet income qualifications are linked with sites that assist children in Lincoln, St. Charles and Warren counties. It provides an opportunity for Seniors to share their experience and wisdom with the younger generation. This has proven to enrich seniors lives as well as help with a brighter future for our children in the communities, who need one on one time to learn. Volunteers are able to offer 15 hours or up to 40 hours per week of their time to children from birth to age 21 if still in any type of academic learning facility. Celebrating 50 years of service with Senior Corps.

FGP members serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through: Community Organizations, Schools, Hospitals, Drug-Treatment Facilities, Correctional Institutions, Head Start, and Daycare Centers.

1. Have a passion for children work well with others
2. Be at least 55 years old
Foster Grandparent Volunteer Application3. Meet income qualifications
4. Must have health assessment, some worksites may require TB testing
5. Disabled or having disability is welcomed
6. Accept supervision
7. Must be dependable
8. Good communication skills
9. Must be able to serve 15 hours per week
10. Must be willing to have FBI background check
11. Full back ground screening

1. Receive a tax free stipend
2. Travel reimbursements
3. Supplemental accident liability insurance
4. Paid training monthly
5. Meals while on duty
6. Attend social events
7. Benefits to include 14 paid holidays, accrued time off, personal hours
8. Recognition for service annually

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    FGP Coordinator
    3400 Meadow Pointe Drive
    O'Fallon MO 63366

Becoming a Foster Grandparent is a wonderful way to give something back to the community. There are so many children who need more one-on-one tutoring or mentoring to succeed. Seniors have the wisdom and desire to help these kids and this provides them with a purpose.