Foster Grandparent Volunteers Needed in Will County
Our Foster Grandparent Program offers older adults an opportunity to help children in your community develop academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes. Sharing your time and experience can help children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects and make decisions that will keep them on the right path. We’ll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you, including those in elementary schools, faith based schools, Head Start sites, and preschools.
Foster Grandparents must be age 55 and older and willing to serve about 20 hours a week. Foster Grandparents who are income eligible will receive a tax-free hourly stipend to help cover costs associated with volunteering. You don’t need formal experience in tutoring and mentoring to become a Foster Grandparent. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet will provide preservice orientation and training to prepare you for this rewarding opportunity. You don’t need to be Catholic to participate. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet serves people of all faiths and beliefs.
In Will County, contact Deb at 815-724-1157 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteering.
The Foster Grandparent Program is a Senior Corps program sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering, service and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteers and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.