Foster grandparents sought

Foster grandparents sought
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Volunteers do not have to have any experience in education — just the patience to help a child and be willing to show their support of their accomplishments.

                        

The COAD Foster Grandparent Program is seeking volunteers to help children in the classrooms in Tuscarawas County.

Anyone 55 years of age or older who meets the program income guidelines can join the foster grandparent family of volunteers and earn a stipend for their time. This is not income and does not affect any income or benefits participants are currently receiving.

Foster grandparents help the teaching staff in educational facilities such as Head Start, public schools and developmental disability centers by working one on one with children who are having difficulties with their daily tasks. This is arranged and supervised by the teaching staff.

Volunteers do not have to have any experience in education — just the patience to help a child and be willing to show their support of their accomplishments.

Volunteers also receive round-trip mileage reimbursement to and from the assigned sites in their local area, along with reimbursement of their time and mileage to monthly meetings. Participants must be willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week but can serve up to 40 hours per week.

Volunteers also will earn paid holidays and paid time off while serving. A complete BCI and FBI background check will be performed, along with the National Sexual Predator background check.

If interested call Kirk Guisti, coordinator of the COAD Area I Senior Programs Office, at 330-987-7232 or email kguisti@coadinc.org.


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