Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program provides the opportunity for volunteers age 55 and better to make a lasting difference in the lives of our Minnesota children and youth. Foster Grandparents positively influence our children and youth in a variety of settings, including elementary schools, preschools, shelters, childcare centers, and juvenile detention centers. From striving to prepare children for success in elementary school to mentoring incarcerated teenagers, Foster Grandparent volunteers make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

Benefits include:

  • A non-taxable stipend of $3.00 per hour (minimum of 10 hours of service per week to qualify).
  • Transportation reimbursement and stipended time off.
  • Ongoing training and recognition.
  • Accident and liability insurance while volunteering.
  • Possible meal on site.


To qualify as a volunteer

  • You must be 55 years of age or older and in good general health.
  • Be flexible and available with service activity schedule.
  • Have dependable transportation available and is willing to travel in the service area.
  • Have compassion, patience, flexibility and respect for others.
  • Work well with diverse individuals, families, groups and organizations.

A Special Grandma at Bush Memorial

Foster Grandparent Seeks Service in Challenging Situations

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Helping At-Risk 5th and 6th Graders

Foster Grandparent Stays Closely Involved With Many Aspects of Her Students' Lives

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AmeriCorps Seniors of Minnesota opperates with the help of our volunteers. Would you like to volunteer?

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