The Foster Grandparents Program is open to individuals age 55 and older who meet the income guidelines. All applicants undergo a background check, a physical exam, as well as pre-service and in-service training.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is part of Senior Corps, a network of national service programs that provide older Americans the opportunity to put their life experiences to work for local communities. Foster Grandparents serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through a variety of community organizations, including public schools, Head Start centers, non-profit day-care centers and after-school programs. Approximately 107 Foster Grandparents serve at 43 Volunteer Stations.
Foster Grandparents can serve 15 to 40 hours each week. For their service, Foster Grandparents receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour (tax free) to help defray the cost of volunteering. In addition, Foster Grandparents receive travel reimbursement, a meal, a free annual physical exam, and supplemental insurance while serving. Foster Grandparents are also recognized throughout the year for their service to the community.
The Foster Grandparent Program of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, and Edgefield counties is sponsored locally by the Aiken/Barnwell Counties Community Action Agency, Inc. and is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. An in-kind match is required through contributions and donations of goods and services.
For more information about the Foster Grandparent Program, please contact:
Foster Grandparent Program Director: Toni Brunson
PO BOX 2066
AIKEN, SC 29802