Foster Grandparent Program
The WAGES Foster Grandparent Program provides meaningful and challenging volunteer opportunities for seniors age 55 and older. Foster Grandparents support the future by serving as mentors, tutors, and caregivers to special needs children. They serve at 14 volunteer stations throughout the county.
Foster Grandparent Gloria Blair was on vacation for two weeks. The children in the classroom surprised her when she returned to volunteer at Eastern Wayne Elementary School.
Foster Grandparents volunteer at least 20 hours per week. Eligible volunteers may receive a tax-free hourly stipend. When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. Foster Grandparents serve special needs children in elementary schools, day cares, and Head Start centers. When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others – you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends!
The Foster Grandparent Program is part of Senior Corps. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.
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If you are interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent or need more information, please call us at (919) 734-1178, ext. 202.
Click here to download the Foster Grandparent Application