Foster Grandparents Program (FGP)


Description

FGP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by
Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services.

 
Phone: (916) 875-3569

To Qualify

Who can volunteer?

The Foster Grandparent Program has four basic criteria to qualify:
1.     Must be 55 years of age or older
2.     Must enjoy working with children
3.     Must be willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours a
        week

Where do volunteers work?

Volunteers work with infants and children in a variety of settings:
  • The Children's Receiving Home
  • Schools
  • Day care centers
  • Juvenile Hall
  • Job Corps
  • Hospitals

How can I apply?

You can apply by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form here or contact the office at (916) 875-3569.
  
 
 
 
 
What kind of work is done?
Volunteers can choose from a variety of activities:
  • Helping children with long term illnesses
  • Caring for children who have been abused or neglected
  • Helping children who are at risk from dropping out of school
  • Helping children who are at risk of substance abuse.
  • Tutoring and mentoring children
  • Holding and nurturing babies who are born prematurely with health problems or parentally exposed to drugs/alcohol

Are benefits provided?

Yes, the Foster Grandparent Program provides the following benefits:
  • A non-taxable hourly stipend
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • An annual physical examination
  • Specialized training
  • Community Recognition
  • Friendship with other volunteers

 


Cost

​Not Applicable


Contact Information

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(916) 875-3631
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