Foster Grandparent Program

Foster grandparents stay active by giving back to our community's vulnerable children. They develop one-on-one relationships with children ages 3-18 by tutoring, mentoring, and offering caring support to special and exceptional needs children. Grandparents volunteer between 15 and 40 hours each week and draw from personal wisdom and experience to help children meet social, academic, and developmental goals under the supervision of teachers and center directors.

Foster grandparents serve at one of the following educational sites: Head start centers, Buffalo Public Schools, charter or parochial schools, educational preschool programs and select after school educational programs.

Eligible adults are those age 55 and above, who live in Erie County and meet income guidelines.

Benefits include:

  • Making a difference in the life of a child
  • A small stipend
  • Partial transportation and meal reimbursement
  • Volunteer insurance
  • Monthly trainings

For more information or to request an application please call (716) 896-6388.