Foster Grandparent

The Foster Grandparent Program is a volunteer program for low-income seniors in which they are assigned to assist children with special needs to enhance their academic, social, or behavioral skills. Volunteers receive a stipend and other benefits for participation.

The Audubon Area Foster Grandparent Program is designed to assist children with identified special needs as they progress towards meeting their academic, developmental, social and/or behavioral goals. The AACS program targets children from birth through the elementary grades and partners with 43 non-profit facilities, such as schools, Head Start centers, pre-schools, and day cares.

Foster Grandparent volunteers must be at least aged 55 and must meet the program’s federally established income guidelines in order to be eligible for program participation. Volunteers receive a tax free stipend of $2.65 per hour in exchange for a service commitment of 20 hours per week. This stipend does not affect other public assistance benefits, e.g. Social Security, SSI, housing, food stamps, etc. The program also offers transportation or mileage reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance coverage, an annual physical examination, pre-service orientation, monthly inservice training, and service recognition.

The Audubon Area Foster Grandparent Program serves Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties. The program is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, local governments, in-kind donations and is a United Way agency.

Volunteer Forms - Both forms are required