Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
Foster Grandparents give at-risk children the much-needed attention that can change their lives. They help and care for children with disabilities and offer love and counseling to those who need it. Every day, in communities across America, Foster Grand Parents are people that children depend on for love, wisdom, and support.
Volunteers serve at local organizations that:
- Help children who learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring
- Help children with disabilities
- Help children who need a friend and mentor in a classroom setting
If you're 55 or older and wish to share your experience, compassion, and the kind of encouragement that can set a child on the path toward a successful future, you probably have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.
Becoming a Foster Grandparent Volunteer
Foster Grandparents serve from 20 to 40 hours per week in locations including schools, hospitals, daycare facilities, or Head Start centers. Volunteers receive pre-service orientation, supplemental accident and liability insurance, and meals while on duty. Volunteers also receive a small stipend.
Deborah Grubbs, Program Director
Telephone: 931.896.1800 ext. 1812
Faith Morgan, FGP Coordinator
Telephone: 931.896.1800 ext. 1807