Foster Grandparent Program Video
The 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. Volunteers must meet income qualifications, be in good physical health, and pass a background screening.
In return for their service, volunteers receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend, a daily meal, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurnace.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6730.
The goals of the Foster Grandparent Program are to:
Enable low-income persons aged 55 and over to remain physically and mentally active and to enhance their self-esteem through continued participation in needed community services.
Enable children with either exceptional or special needs to achieve improved physical, mental, emotional, and social development.
Receiving non-taxable stipend payment of $3.15 per hour for time served
Supplemental medical and automobile insurance
Transportation provided or reimbursement for mileage up to 20 miles per day
Daily meal or meal reimbursement
Free annual physical examination
Paid personal leave benefits
Opportunities to meet new people and enhanced socialization
Learning environment where volunteers share and gain new skills
Serve as a positive role model
Persons age 55+
Meet income guidelines
Be in reasonably good health
Enjoy working with children
Residents of Alachua County
Complete forty hours of pre-service training
Pass background screenings
Program restrictions may apply
Become a Foster Grandparent
Help special needs children in your community by providing them with the love, encouragement, support and assistance they need.
For more information on how to become a Foster Grandparent, please call (352) 264-6730.
Funded by the
AmeriCorps Seniors and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.