Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program

FGP-Americorp logoThe Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program offers individuals age 55 and older an opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors, and loving caregivers for children with exceptional needs. Our hope is that the personal attention each child receives from our volunteers assists with the self-confidence and self-value needed in order for the child to eventually become a productive citizen of society. The Vision of the Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program (PDF)

Steps in Becoming a Foster Grandparent

  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Have a genuine love for children
  • Be able to volunteer 20 hours a week
  • Complete an application and schedule an interview
  • Complete orientation training

Getting Started:

Benefits of Becoming a Foster Grandparent

  • Tax-free stipend.
  • Monthly limited transportation reimbursement.
  • Limited reimbursement for physicals.
  • Recognition, such as trips, cards, & gifts.
  • Accidental Insurance.
  • Vacation & Sick Leave.
  • Training, speakers & workshops.
  • The opportunity to meet other seniors and help your community.

The Foster Grandparent Program does not discriminate due to race, creed, color, disability, gender, national origin, age, political affiliation, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, genetic information, military service, gender identity/expression, or sexual preference.