Volunteer Opportunity - Foster Grandparent Volunteers Education Read, tutor or mentor

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Last updated on April 19, 2016

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child . . . Become a Foster Grandparent! Foster Grandparents are volunteers 55 years of age or over who serve at community agencies such as preschools, child care, Head Starts, and elementary schools with direct supervision from a teacher/staff person. Volunteers serve between 15 and 40 hours a week and receive a small, non-taxable stipend that by federal law does not affect rent calculations or other benefits. Tasks depend on the age of the child, but are generally related to tutoring, mentoring, and self-esteem building. Placements are available at varied locations throughout Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties.
FGP is a program of United Way of Northwestern Vermont.

Volunteers must be able to work with children, have the stamina for at least a 15-hour a week placement, and be warm and caring. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, complete an application and interview, provide 2 non-family member references and agree to a background check. Volunteers receive 20 hours of pre-service training, site orientation and periodic in-service training.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Foster Grandparent Program

We need volunteers who are free at these times
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults (55+)
Volunteers will work with the following groups
Adolescents (13-17)  Infants / Preschoolers (0-4)
Children (5-12)
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Mentoring Services
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Mentoring  Tutoring

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Contact Person:
Susan Abell, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 412 Farrell Street, Suite 200
South Burlington, VT 05403
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 We are located off of Shelburne Road, on Farrell Street which runs between Shaws & Walgreens. We are the building behind Wallgreens with 412 over the entry. There is parking on Farrell or in the Shaw's lot.

Details where opportunity can also be performed

Web Site: http://unitedwaynwvt.org

Miscellaneous Information

Number of volunteers needed:
Minimum number of hours required (specify per day, week, month, project)
Minimum 15 hours per week
The minimum age for a volunteer is
55 years of age
The minimum age for youth or youth group volunteers with an adult?
Is this volunteer site accessible for those with physical disabilities?
Is this opportunity appropriate for court-ordered service?
What screening procedures are required?
Application, Interview (phone or in-person), References, Background Check (VCIC, DAD, DCF, FBI), Auto Insurance Verification, Driver's License Verification, Confidentiality Statement
Last updated on April 19, 2016

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