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Foster Grandparents/Senior Companion Opportunities
The Foster Grandparent Program offers men and women an opportunity to share their love, wisdom and support with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities or mental health needs. Foster Grandparents are 50 years or older, have a limited income, volunteer 15 to 40 hours a week, provide support, guidance, mentoring, and individualized instruction. Children and adolescents 22 years of age and under receive a warm, caring adult who understands and accepts them; encouragement and confidence; personalized assistance; and individualized instruction.
The Senior Companion Program offers men and women an opportunity to share their time and talents. Senior Companions are 55 years or older, have a limited income, volunteers 15 to 40 hours a week, provide friendship, companionship, and individualized instruction. Adults with developmental disabilities or mental health needs receive a warm, caring friend; encouragement and confidence; personalized assistance; and individualized instruction.
Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions receive:
- A tax exempt stipend;
- One meal stipend provided while on duty;
- Paid holidays;
- Earned sick and vacation time; and
- An annual health appraisal
For more information contact:
P.O. Box 2000
Porterville, CA 93258-2000
Phone: (559) 782-2404