Foster Grandparents/RSVP

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Foster Grandparents

When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you’re 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

As a Foster Grandparent, you’re a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations—including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities—you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives. Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week. With Foster Grandparents, you’ll receive pre-service orientation and training.

Eligibility:

Foster Grandparents must be 55 years of age or older and determined by a physical examination to be capable of serving children with exceptional or special needs, or children who are in circumstances identified as limiting their academic, social, or emotional development. Foster Grandparents must be able to provide such service without detriment to either themselves or the children served, and be willing to abide by the FGP program requirements.

Eligibility to be an FGP volunteer may not be restricted on the basis of formal education, experience, race; color; national origin; gender; sexual orientation; religion; age; disability; political affiliation; marital or parental status; or military service.

To be enrolled and receive a stipend, a Foster Grandparent cannot have an annual income, from all sources, deducting allowable medical expenses that exceed the income eligibility guideline for the state in which he or she resides.

How To Apply:

Applications for the Foster Grandparent Program may be obtained by calling 912-234-7842 or an individual may pick-up an application at 618 West Anderson St.

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Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer program is made up of volunteers age 55 and older who tutor children, deliver meals, provide clerical assistance, provide tours at local museums, or whatever their skills and interests lead them to do.

Eligibility:

RSVP volunteers must be 55 years of age or older, agree to serve on a regular basis without compensation, and reside in or nearby the community served by RSVP. They must also agree to abide by all legal requirements of the RSVP program and to accept instruction and supervision as required.

Eligibility to be an RSVP volunteer may not be restricted on the basis of race; color; national origin; gender; sexual orientation; religion; age; disability; political affiliation; marital or parental status; or military service.

How To Apply:

Applications for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program may be obtained by calling 912-234-7842 or an individual may pick-up an application at 618 West Anderson St.

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