The Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking volunteers in New Hanover County. Foster Grandparent Volunteers are assigned to a school and classroom to help children improve school readiness, skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. You can be a role model that changes a child’s life in your community. You can help them on the path to success. You can share your experience and compassion. Foster Grandparent Volunteers are provided a nominal stipend of $2.65 an hour, mileage reimbursement, meals, ongoing training, and volunteer recognition. To become a Foster Grandparent, one must be age 55 or older, meet income eligibility requirements, complete successful background checks and agree to volunteer at least 15 hours a week.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the Foster Grandparents program, you can call 910-798-6407 for more information.
The Foster Grandparent program is a federal program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and its local sponsor is New Hanover County.