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Foster Grandparents (Senior Corps)

As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor, and a friend.  Serving at one of many local organizations-including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth faciliites- you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.  put simply you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week.  Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.  With Foster Grandparents, you will receive pre-service orientations, training, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.

See our inspiring video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAUeesBmq2U

Eligibility Requirements

  • 55 years of age or older
  • No longer active in the work force
  • Medically qualified physically and mentally to serve
  • Willing to accept supervision
  • Have an annual income, from all sources, not to exceed 200% of the poverty level (in order to receive stipend)
  • Must not have an unsatisfactory criminal record, and can not be a registered sex offender
  • Must be able to provide service a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour of service
  • Free meals during a service day
  • Transportation reimbursement up to $2.00 per day ($7.60 for MARTA Mobility)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pre-Service and on-going training
Foster Grandparent

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Freddie Lovett

             404-943-1070 x 125

             flovett@esng.org

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