Media Release

Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:30 AM

Foster Grandparent Program​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteers 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.

Alachua County FGP Coordinator Samantha Fleming said, “In addition to the tangible benefits offered, the Foster Grandparent Program keeps seniors engaged, learning, and looking forward to new opportunities to make an impact in their community.”

Learn more about the program at the FGP website.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program 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).