Foster Grandparent

Get Involved and Join Foster Grandparents Today!

If you are 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor, and a friend. 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 toward a successful future.

Foster Grandparents must meet income guidelines and serve a minimum of 15 hours per week to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. 

And remember: 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.

Click here to view the Foster Grandparent job description. Click here to download the volunteer handbook.

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Our Foster Grandparents discuss what they love about serving. Watch a YouTube video here!

Our Foster Grandparents discuss what they love about serving. Watch a YouTube video here!

Resources for Teachers

If you are a teacher working with a Foster Grandparent, please use these additional resources: 

Memorandum of Understanding
Volunteer Management Contract
Assignment Plan
Performance Evaluation
Report an Injury

  • "I really enjoy volunteering in the classroom. The Foster Grandparent Program allows me to utilize my life experience as  an artist and pursue my passion for helping children."
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    RSVP volunteer Glenn Wood helps out at the information desk at the MSO Hub.

    RSVP volunteer Glenn Wood helps out at the information desk at the MSO Hub.

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  • Senior Companions help more than 200 older adults to live independently in Missoula County.

    Senior Companions help more than 200 older adults to live independently in Missoula County.

  • RSVP volunteer Glenn Wood helps out at the information desk at the MSO Hub.

    RSVP volunteer Glenn Wood helps out at the information desk at the MSO Hub.

  • The Missoula Food Bank is among 95 community organizations where RSVP members volunteer.

    The Missoula Food Bank is among 95 community organizations where RSVP members volunteer.

Join Senior Corps Montana

Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program and RSVP are all Senior Corps Programs.

To learn how you can make a difference as an RSVP volunteer, click here to watch a short video.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact:
Missoula Aging Services or
Office of Civil Right and Inclusiveness
Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
(800) 833-3722 (TTY and reasonable accommodation line)
(202) 565-3465 (FAX); eo@cns.gov (email
)

Recent News

Foster Grandparents needed

December, 18th – Emily Foster from ABC Montana (KTMF-TV) reports about the need for more Foster Grandparents in this story, taken at the annual holiday event for Missoula Aging Services' Fost...

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