Media Release

Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program Seeking Volunteers

Thursday, January 12, 2006 12:00 AM

The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking interested seniors to serve special-needs children in Alachua County communities, especially in local foster homes, daycare centers, and after-school programs. Alachua County residents ages 60 and over who live on a limited income are encouraged to apply.

Program 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.

The next training session for new volunteers will begin on February 6. For more information, citizens can contact the Alachua County 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).