The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is one of the oldest and most successful intergenerational programs in the country for senior volunteers. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and older to stay active by serving children and youth in our communities. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, tutors, and friends to children with exceptional needs.
RSVP recruits and places FGP volunteers to serve at organizations throughout Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties. When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you. You are helping children learn to read providing one-on-one tutoring, mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers, caring for premature infants or children with disabilities and helping children who have been abused or neglected.
If you meet income qualifications (200% of the federal poverty level or lower) you receive a tax free monetary stipend monthly as well as transportation while serving. You will also receive:
We currently have volunteers in the following locations:
All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. So get involved, and join Foster Grandparents today!
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