Across the country, Foster Grandparents are offering emotional support to child victims of abuse and neglect, tutoring children who lag behind in reading, mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers, and caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illnesses. Foster Grandparents give their experience and their talent to improve the lives of children in need. Foster Grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence, and strength to succeed in life. Foster Grandparents make their neighborhoods stronger by helping children with special needs achieve their goals.

Currently, Foster Grandparent volunteers serve throughout Kalamazoo County and thrive on direct interaction with children.  They believe that they can make a difference in the lives of children and are able to serve children directly one-on-one, 15 hours per week – typically 4 hours per day Monday through Friday. Volunteers are required to be 55+ or better and must meet certain income eligibility guidelines.

Foster Grandparents provide:

Young individuals the attention they might not otherwise receive

Confidence from your faith in them

Enhanced success in school

The life skills individuals need to lead productive and successful lives

The life-changing opportunity to know the consistent love of a Foster Grandparent.

 

 Benefits of becoming a Foster Grandparent:

The joy of knowing you’re making a difference for children.

Receive modest tax free stipends to offset the cost of volunteering

Receive reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, accident and liability insurance while on duty

Monthly training sessions

For additional information about volunteering with the Foster Grandparent Program, please click here or call Laurie Havel at  (269) 382-0515

Currently, FGP volunteers:

  • Serve throughout Kalamazoo County.
  • Thrive on direct interaction with children.
  • Believe that they can make a difference in the lives of children.
  • Serve children directly: one-on-one, hands-on service.
  • Serve 15 per week (Typically 4 hours per day Monday through Friday).
  • Are 55 years of age or older.
  • Meet certain income eligibility guidelines.

Foster Grandparents provide:

  • Young individuals the attention they might not otherwise receive
  • Confidence from your faith in them
  • Enhanced success in school
  • The life skills individuals need to lead productive and successful lives
  • The life-changing opportunity to know the consistent love of a Foster Grandparent.

Benefits of becoming a Foster Grandparent:

  • The joy of knowing you’re making a difference for children.
  • Receive modest tax free stipends to offset the cost of volunteering
  • Receive reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, an annual physical, accident and liability insurance while on duty
  • Monthly training sessions