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Young and Old Hands

Foster Grandparent Program

   The Foster Grandparent Program offers placement of senior volunteers in schools, day care facilities, and/or head start centers to help tutor/mentor students with special needs. 

  • Foster Grandparents receive a stipend of $3.00 an hour ($3.15 starting July 1st).

  • Foster Grandparents may work between a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 40 hours weekly.

  • While on duty, the Foster Grandparent Program provides reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident/liability insurance.

  • Participation in this program would have no effect on the participant's current benefits.


The Foster Grandparent Program operates in Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Taylor Counties of West Virginia.  

   The Region 8 Planning and Development Council provides staffing and administrative services to the Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging and its Aging and its Aging and Disability Resource Network. 

Learn more on the AmeriCorps website


Myra Vance

Program Director             

304-257-1221 etc. 9233                                                                                                      

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