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Tutor and mentor children from birth to age 18

As a Foster Grandparent, you have the opportunity shape a child’s future through mentoring or tutoring. This national program allows older adults to work with children with exceptional needs. Volunteers assist in the classroom to help students understand subject matter, engage in learning activities and promote positive behaviors.

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Volunteer Benefits

  • Hourly non-taxed compensation
  • Paid lunches
  • Paid holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Liability insurance
  • Training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to help children succeed
  • The opportunity to enhance your own life

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 55 years old
  • Volunteer at least 5-40 hours/week (during the school year)
  • Meet the income limitations
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Attend training before classroom placement

Click here to download the application forms and get started!


To Learn More

If you have questions, just let Vicki know: (616) 771-9749, vsuliin@seniorneighbors.org or click here to leave your contact information. You will be contacted by a staff member shortly.