Foster Grandparents begin volunteering in Montgomery County

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Foster Grandparents begin volunteering in Montgomery County

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Older adults seeking volunteer opportunities in their Montgomery County communities can once again join the Foster Grandparents Program, now sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area.

Foster Grandparents Program, a program of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service, engages adult volunteers age 55 and older to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Volunteers are placed in community sites such as schools and child care centers to provide mentoring and other one-on-one support to help children achieve developmental and educational success.

Current Foster Grandparent sites include elementary and child care centers throughout Montgomery County, including the Pottstown School District, Head Start, Hancock Elementary School, Cole Manor Elementary School, Creative Care Red Hill, and Play & Learn Lansdale. As the Foster Grandparents Program grows in Montgomery County, volunteers will provide one-on-one support to children and youth in child care centers, elementary, middle, and high schools, and residential youth centers.

Volunteers in the Foster Grandparents Program receive a stipend if income-eligible. Foster grandparents also receive continuous support, training, meals, and transportation if needed.

YWCA Tri-County Area currently is in the process of placing volunteers throughout Montgomery County. Orientation will take place Monday, January 7, through Friday, January 11, at YWCA Tri-County Area, 300 King St., Pottstown.

For information about volunteer sites or orientation, contact Ashley Faison at 610-323-1888, ext. 210, or afaison@ywcatricountyarea.org