Media Release

Volunteers Needed for Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program

Friday, September 8, 2006 1:00 AM
1:22 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking interested seniors to serve special-needs children in our community, especially in local foster homes, daycare centers and after-school programs.  The next training session for new volunteers will begin on October 23.
Alachua County residents ages 60 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, child care centers, foster homes, 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, citizens can call the Foster Grandparent Program at (352) 264-6757.


  • 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).