Be at least 55 years old and meet federal income guidelines.
Foster Grandparent Program, operating since 1965, in a partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service, CNCS, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division, provides mentoring through relationships with incarcerated youth at the Northen California Youth Correctional Center located in Stockton, CA. Their Foster Grandparents also provide youth with tutoring and help improve self-esteem, and provide the one-on-one attention every child needs.
Seniors must be at least 55 years old and meet the federal income guidelines. Volunteers have to pass a background check, a TB test and a physical. Volunteers must be willing to participate 15 to 40 hours per week and have a willingness to work with at-risk children. Volunteers must be able to work with others, follow instructions and meet the physical requirements needed to work at the school and correctional campuses within our facility.
Volunteers are provided with travel and meal reimbursement and also receive a small stipend that are all tax free and will not compromise any other income related benefits as outlined within 45 CFR 2552 of the Code of Federal Regulations.