Media Release

Alachua County Senior Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking interested seniors to serve special-needs children in our community, especially in local childcare centers and after-school programs.  The next training session for new volunteers is February 8-19, 2010.

Alachua County residents ages 55 and over who live on a limited income are encouraged to apply. Volunteers serve 15-40 hours per week, working one-on-one with special-needs children in schools, after-school programs, and other nonprofit organizations throughout the County.  In return for their service, volunteers receive an hourly stipend of $2.65, a daily meal, assistance with transportation, an annual physical examination and supplemental insurance.

For more information, contact Pat Knight, Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program Specialist at 352-264-6731.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).