Media Release

Foster Grandparent Program Seeks Volunteers

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently seeking volunteers to work one-on-one with children, especially in Head Start classes, elementary schools, and after school programs.

Alachua County residents age 55 and over who live on a limited income are encouraged to apply. In return for their service, volunteers receive an hourly stipend, a daily meal, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurance. Applicants must enjoy working with children, pass a Level II background screening, meet federal income guidelines and be in good health. FGP was established in Alachua County in 1973. It is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.

Visit the FGP website to find out more about the program.

For more information and an application, contact the Foster Grandparent Program Office 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).