Foster Grandparent Program

Who We Are & What We Do

Foster Grandparents help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. They provide one -on-one attention to children with special needs, helping them to achieve their goals by tutoring, mentoring, nurturing, counseling and giving consistent love of a Foster Grandparent.

Foster Grandparents volunteer at schools, Headstart sites, hospitals, day care centers, and developmental centers. Grandparents are placed at several organizations and institutions throughout Milwaukee County. Foster Grandparents provide an average of 20 hours of service per week.

Who We Serve

Foster Grandparents are any person age 60 or older & retired from the regular work force.

  • Must have a current physical exam
  • Must be able to volunteer an average of 20 hours a week
  • Must meet low income/program eligibility standards
  • Must Love Children!

What You Get

  • Pre-service orientation and monthly training
  • An annual physical exam
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Small tax-free stipend of $2.65/hr.
  • Reimbursement for transportation and meals
  • Annual Recognition Event
  • Joy of knowing you're making a difference for children

What Does The Service Cost

The Foster Grandparent Program is federally funded by The National Senior Service Corps and sponsored by Interfaith Older Adult Programs.

For More Information – Please Contact:

Veronica Azi - Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator
414-291-7500 ext. 236

Contact Veronica Azi for information.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 September 2008 )