It is with great disappointment that we must announce we are unable to host any Foster Grandparent volunteers at educational facilities at this time. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, YWCA Tri-County Area felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Montgomery County Office of Health announced that all schools in Montgomery County will close for a minimum of two weeks and one day. For questions, please contact Ashley Faison, Program Director, at email@example.com or 610-323-1888 ext. 210
Montgomery County, PA
Who are Foster Grandparents?
Adults 55 years and older who provide person-to-person service to children with exceptional and special needs in schools and child care centers.
What do Foster Grandparents receive?
For qualifying seniors a non-taxable stipend, transportation or reimbursement for travel costs, a meal each workday, ongoing training, excess auto coverage for volunteers driving their own vehicle, recognition for their service, and more!
What will you do as a Foster Grandparent?
You'll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future success. We'll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you!
When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life. So get involved, and join Foster Grandparents today!
(Corporation for National and Community Service – Senior Corps)
The Foster Grandparent Program is a part of Senior Corps along with RSVP and Senior Companions. Senior Corps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. YW3CA is partnered with these organizations to run the Foster Grandparent Program in Montgomery County, Pa.
Grandma Phyllice or 'PJ'
Grandma Phyllice has been a volunteer for the Foster Grandparents program for over 7 years. She enjoys working with children in an elementary school in Pottstown.
To learn more, contact Ashley Faison, Foster Grandparent Program Director at 610-323-1888 ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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