Foster Grandparent Program
The Foster Grandparent Program is a national volunteer program that provides older Americans the opportunity to put their life experiences to work helping children in their communities.
Foster Grandparents serve as mentors for at-risk children and youth in area schools, daycare centers, Head Start Centers and after school programs. Volunteers become the classroom "grandparent" and serve a scheduled 15 – 40 hours of service each week, working one-on-one with students and children with special or exceptional needs.
The program is open to people age 55 and older that live on a limited income and enjoy reasonably good health. Seniors who are over the income guidelines may participate as non-stipended volunteers.
Eligible volunteers receive:
- Tax-free stipend of $2.65/hour
- Transportation reimbursement
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Meal at the site
- Pre-service and monthly training
- Yearly physical
- Supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty
- Recognition and the knowledge that they are making a difference in the life of a child.
The Foster Grandparent Program at St. Vincent Healthcare is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Counties served include:
- Big Horn
- Golden Valley
We also serve the Crow, Ft. Belknap and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to apply, call 406-237-3485.