Foster Grandparents are volunteers who provide support to children with special and exceptional needs to improve their academic, social, or emotional development. Foster Grandparents help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring. Volunteers spend between 5 and 40 hours per week in the program under the supervision of a teacher or center director.
Foster Grandparents serve at the following partnering sites: Buffalo Public Schools, charter or parochial schools, educational-based preschool programs, youth homeless shelters and select after-school programs.
Eligible adults must be age 55 or older, live in Erie County and meet income guidelines.
Benefits include making a difference in the life of a child, a small stipend, partial transportation and meal reimbursement, volunteer insurance, and monthly trainings.
For more information or to request an application, please call (716) 896-6388.