Foster Grandparent Program

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Part of Senior Corps, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) was created to help low income individuals age 55 and over remain physically and mentally active in their communities by becoming:

  • mentors
  • tutors
  • caring adults to children and youth with special needs

As a Foster Grandparent, you will use your life experiences and wisdom to help change the future for a child. Make a difference: volunteer.

The Civic Service Institute @ NAU Foster Grandparent Program is available in the following locations:

  • Apache County
  • Coconino County
  • Navajo County
  • Maricopa County
  • Mohave County
  • Pima County
  • Yavapai County
    • West Yavapai County
    • Verde Valley 
  • Yuma County
  • all other counties, contact the main office at 866-856-3017

Download this form to apply to be a Foster Grandparent.

Requirements

You can be a Foster Grandparent if you:

  • are 55 years of age or older
  • have the desire to serve children with special needs
  • meet income guidelines as established by the federal government
  • can serve a minimum of 15 hours to a maximum of 40 hours weekly

Benefits

In return for your volunteer service, you will receive:

  • a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour
  • mileage reimbursement
  • secondary insurance coverage while volunteering
  • 40 hours of pre-service orientation and 4 hours of in-service training monthly
  • an annual physical
  • vacation and sick leave
  • recognition for volunteerism with youth

Bilingual needs

If you are bilingual in Spanish, Navajo, or Hopi, your skills are especially needed. There are a number of children who do not speak English as a primary language and would be grateful for a Foster Grandparent like you.