BECOME A FOSTER GRANDPARENT

WHY JOIN?

Ask a Foster Grandparent why they volunteer and you'll often hear: 'My spouse passed away, and I realized I needed to get out of the house and do something', or 'My grandkids live so far away and I really miss having that energy in my life,' or 'I realized that just because I'm a senior, it doesn't mean that I still can't make a difference.'

 

If this sounds similar to your story, give us a call!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Foster Grandparent volunteers receive a modest stipend intended to offset the cost of volunteering. Other benefits include mileage reimbursement, paid time off, and supplemental volunteer insurance. Additionally, Foster Grandparents reap the benefits of being a member of a community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, experiencing fellowship in gathering with other Foster Grandparents, and OF COURSE- being loved by the children they serve.Volunteering as a AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent also has physical and emotional benefits!

WHAT IS MY COMMITMENT?

Foster Grandparents must commit to 15 to 20 hours per week, 4 hours of training once per month, and a have a desire to make a difference in the life of children who need them.

DO I QUALIFY?

If you're 55 or better, meet specific income guidelines and agree to a thorough criminal history background check, you qualify to be a Foster Grandparent!

HOW DO I APPLY?

For steps on how to become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer, give us a call so that we can get to know one another! 307-223-1051

Download our Foster Grandparents Application here.

See all our resources for current Foster Grandparent Volunteers here.

FAQs

Q: Will I get to choose my schedule?

You and your site will create a schedule that works best for you.

Q: Will I take care of children in my home?

No. Foster Grandparents serve in institutional settings only, and always under direct supervision. Foster Grandparents are never alone with children.

Q: What age will I work with?

Whatever age you feel most comfortable with! We also try to place you at a site closest to your home.

 

Q: Do I get summers off?

Foster Grandparents get all school breaks off. If you are interested in summer service, however, we do our best to find you a placement.

Q: Do I need teaching experience?

No.  As long as you have a sincere desire to help children, we will train you.

AMERICORPS SENIOR PLEDGE

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.

When faced with a pressing challenge, I will bring Americans of all generations together to strengthen our communities.

When faced with children at risk, I will help them stay in school and on track for a brighter future.

When faced with older adults in need, I will provide support and compassion so they may age with grace and dignity.

Working for the greatest good, I will use my lifetime of experiences to improve my country, my community, and myself through service.

I am an AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent volunteer, and I will get things done.

Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies

Physical Address:

968 N. 9th Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82072

Mailing Address:

PO Box 536 Laramie, Wyoming 82073

Tel: 307-223-1051

Program Director, Maryalice Snider

Email: maryalice@actionresources.ngo 

Laramie Project Coordinator, Jaime Levick

Email: jaime@actionresources.ngo

Sheridan Project Coordinator, Terri Markham

Email: terri@actionresources.ngo

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