June 20, 2024

East Bay Foster Grandparent Program

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The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is actively recruiting community members 55 years of age or older to serve as volunteer Foster Grandparents in their communities. Foster Grandparents assist in elementary schools, Head Start sites, YMCAs and local libraries throughout the East Bay. The heart of the program is the one-on-one daily attention that FGP’s provide. This special relationship helps young people grow, gain confidence and become more productive caring members of society. Foster Grandparents receive a tax-free stipend which will not affect any federal, state or local benefit or entitlement. Tax free stipend amounts range from $60.00 - $160.00 per week. Foster Grandparents also receive roundtrip mileage reimbursement, Chromebook computer, meals during service, paid holidays, sick/vacation time, and accident and liability insurance while serving. The mission of the program is to support positive outcomes for children by providing volunteer opportunities to income eligible individuals. Together we can build a stronger generation of children and a better community for ourselves and our neighbors. For more information please call: Diane Palmer, Program Coordinator, East Bay Foster Grandparent Program, 401-712-2743, a division of East Bay Community Action Program.

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