Foster Grandparent Program

As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor, and a friend.  Serving at numerous local organizations -- including faith-based groups, Head Starts, schools and other youth facilities -- you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.  Put simply, you give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path towards a successful future.
 
When you volunteer, you're not just helping others -- you're helping yourself.  Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends.  Getting involved is the key.
 
FGP Volunteers through Blair Senior Services:
  • Willing to serve within Blair County,
  • Are over 55 years of age,
  • Have income that does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Commit to minimum assignment schedule of 20 service hours per week, 
  • Willing to provide support service for the special needs of children,
  • Assigned to a community facility providing FGP services. 
 FGP Volunteer Benefits
  • Coordination of volunteer placement,
  • The opportunity to use your experience and skills,
  • The chance to learn something new every day,
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance,
  • Tax-exempt stipend
  • Ongoing training throughout the service year.
  • Holiday & Paid Time Off
  • Annual fellowship and recognition events
  • Transportation Assistance (certain restrictions may apply)
  • Applicable benefits by volunteer station (varies)
Become a FGP volunteer today by contacting our FGP Coordinator:
 
Blair County FGP                   
1320 12th Avenue                     
Altoona, PA 16601                    
(814) 946-1235                         
(800) 245-3282