Foster Grandparent Eligibility

To become a Foster Grandparent, a person must

  • Want to make a positive difference in the life of a child
  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Be willing and physically capable of serving 15-35 hours per week
  • Meet federal income guidelines to be eligible to receive tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour
  • No longer be in the regular work force
  • Be determined by a physical exam to be capable of serving without detriment to either yourself or the children served.

To partner with the Foster Grandparents program, a volunteer station must be a licensed or certified public agency, a secular or faith based non-profit organization, or a proprietary health care organization. Placements must not displace paid employees and must avoid staff or clerical assignments.

Potential volunteer stations may include, but are not limited to:


  • Local public and parochial schools
  • Preschools and day care centers
  • Head Start Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Homes for unwed mothers
  • Juvenile Corrections Programs
  • Developmental Disability Centers

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