The Foster Grandparent Program of Southwest Florida provides meaningful and challenging volunteer opportunities and community involvement for more than 150 Foster Grandparents to serve special needs and at risk children by giving more than 110,000 hours of annual volunteer services.
Serving 20 hours per week, Foster Grandparent volunteers receive a modest, tax-free stipends, transportation allowance, hot meals (where available), accident and liability insurance and an annual physical exam.
The grandparents bring an openness and sensitivity to the challenges of helping troubled children. The Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers enrich the lives of the children they serve, while profoundly enriching their own. They restore and reinforce a sense of community and family values with the children.
The Foster Grandparent Program provides a unique service built on the natural bond between young and old. Many of these children are victims of abuse, neglect, chemical dependency, illiteracy, disability, etc. Many older Americans need to share their love, wisdom and experience. The program is the bridge that connects these generations.