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Foster Grandparent Volunteers Needed

By: WCTV Email
By: WCTV Email

Tallahassee, FL -October 27, 2012

Elder Care Services, Inc. (ECS) is announcing the need for foster grandparents as part of its Senior Volunteer Program. ECS’ Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) has served North Florida since 1991. FGP volunteers are age 55+ who can serve a minimum of 20 hours per week providing valuable support for children with special and exceptional needs. In 2011, FGP volunteers provided 115,157 hours of service to over 300 children in 15 North Florida counties.

The Benefits of Being a Foster Grandparent Volunteer:

-Tax free hourly stipend;
-A chance to make a difference in the life of a child;
-Transportation reimbursement;
-Paid leave;
-A way to stay active and be a part of a professional team;
-Accident and liability insurance coverage during service hours;
-Excess automobile insurance;
-Annual recognition;
-Increased self esteem;
-Ongoing training.

If you’re interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent Volunteer or would like more information about this wonderful program, please contact, Ivy Nixson, Program Coordinator, at 850-245-5936 or nixsoni@ecsbigbend.org.


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