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FAQ – Foster Grandparents

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Mon 06

Community Vaccination Fair

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 16

Notice of Public Meeting (in person)

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Goldsboro NC
United States
Fri 17

Early Dismissal Day

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 17

Notice of Public Meeting (virtual)

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mon 20

Winter Break

December 20 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 23

Christmas Holidays

December 23 @ 8:00 am - December 27 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 28

Winter Break

December 28 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

What are the eligibility requirements to become a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion?

Persons must be 55 years of age and meet income eligibility guidelines. Click here to download the application for the Foster Grandparent Program.

How much does it cost to have a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion?

There is no cost for the services of a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion volunteer.

What do volunteers do in placements?

Foster Grandparent activities include: tutoring, mentoring, and serving as role models for special needs children. They serve in elementary schools, day cares, and Head Start centers.

Senior Companion activities include: providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping, paying bills and cooking a light meal. We help these adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families or professional caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, run errands, and often provide friendship for their clients.

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Saluting Our Super Seniors

Senior Corps volunteers in RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions give a lot of their time to our programs. How much? How about 74.6 million hours in one year. Currently about 244,000 volunteers serve at 35,000 sites to tutor at-risk kids; provide respite care; and share their skills, talents, and expertise in response to local needs.