Want to be a Foster Grandparent?
If you have a desire to help children and/or adolescents and can volunteer 15 hours outside of your home each week, our program is for YOU! Join over 55 other volunteers (affectionately known as Foster Grandparents) and serve in one of 35 sites throughout Southeast Idaho.Learn How →
Always A Friend
You may serve as a role model, mentor and/or tutor, but always as a friend. You can help guide and empower youth in their lives.
Join The Community
Orientation, monthly in-service training, and recognition activities are our small way of saying “Thank you for making a difference!”
Share Your Talents
Find your hidden talents and meet many new friends! Plus, studies show that volunteering helps promotes a positive outlook on life.
If you are 55 or better and want to share your experience and compassion, you already have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent!
As a Foster Grandparent, you may serve as a role model, mentor and/or tutor, but always as a friend. The Foster Grandparent Program is nationwide. In our local area, Grandparents serve in Head Start Programs, elementary schools, as well as in mental health and correctional facilities for youth. Through our program, you have an opportunity to help guide and empower children or youth at a critical time in their lives.
Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours per week. All volunteers qualify to earn a tax-free stipend of $170 each month. With Foster Grandparents, you receive orientation, monthly in-service training, as well as recognition activities – our small way of saying “Thank you for making a difference!”
Don’t forget: Volunteering helps you find hidden talents and meet many new friends! Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.
"Grandpa has a positive influence not only on the individual students he works with but also the school climate as a whole. "
"Yes, parents are good at a lot of stuff, but Grandma is very good with kids that are 5 or 6 and so on."