Foster Grandparent Program

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Get involved and make a positive difference in your community. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to helping others.

Who We Are

Adults +55 years who provide one-on-one services to youth with exceptional & special needs &/or from disadvantaged backgrounds in K-12 schools, childcare centers or other community locations.

What You Receive

For qualifying seniors a non-taxable stipend, transportation or reimbursement for travel costs, a meal each workday, ongoing training, recognition for their service, and more!

What You Can Do

You'll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development. We'll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you!

The Foster Grandparent Program is a part of AmeriCorps Senior along with RSVP and Senior Companions. AmeriCorps Senior 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.

My favorite part of being a Foster Grandparent is knowing that I have made a positive difference in a little one's life. I work hard to help them promote their self-confidence and self worth.
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 a Pottstown elementary school.

Want to become a Foster Grandparent? Contact us at, FosterGP@ywcatricountyarea.org