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New York City. Department for the Aging.
Foster Grandparent Program



Address:2 Lafayette St., Room 1419 New York NY 10007
Telephone(s):311
World Wide Web: http://home2.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/volunteering/foster.shtml


Description:

The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer program that offers seniors age 60 and older a paid non-taxable stipend to serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth with special needs. Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours per week in community-based organizations such as elementary schools, hospitals, day care programs, after-school programs and Head Start programs. Foster Grandparents tutor elementary school students to improve reading skills, offer emotional support to children who have been abused and neglected, mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers, and care for infants and children with physical and developmental disabilities. In the process, they strengthen communities by providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford and by building bridges across generations.




Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Eligibility Requirements:

Volunteers must be at least 60 years of age and have a low income.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Interview




Services Offered:Volunteer Opportunities
Target Groups(By Need):Low-IncomeOlder Adults