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Catholic Charities Central MN Foster Grandparent Program

Catholic Charities Central MN Foster Grandparent Program invites you to volunteer to work one-on-one in classroom settings assisting children with academic learning, social skills and emotional development. No experience necessary.

We are looking for volunteers in New York Mills, Perham, Upsala, Swanville, and Pierz.

Qualified volunteers will receive orientation, background screening, a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. To register, call 866-895-7992. 
Annually, over 200 Foster Grandparents serve 8,000 children across Central Minnesota. They share their wisdom and experience by mentoring kids who might not otherwise receive the extra attention they need to thrive.

Studies have actually shown that children who interact with Foster Grandparents have more confidence and go on to be more productive citizens.
 
Often a Foster Grandparent fills a void left in a child's life when his or her own grandparents live far away or are deceased. A Foster Grandparent gives each child valuable one-on-one attention, encouragement, and unconditional love.

Click on the tabs above to learn more about becoming a Foster Grandparent, or hosting one at your school or non-profit organization.
There is one common trait in the areas of the world with the longest life expectancy: seniors have a purpose. You ARE needed by a child, somewhere right here, in Central Minnesota.
Foster Grandparents give 15 to 40 hours of service each week to community non-profit agencies, including:
  • Schools
  • Early education programs
  • Day treatment programs
  • Day cares
  • Social service agencies.
The sense of purpose and accomplishment you feel about your work as a Foster Grandparent is just one of the benefits to volunteering as a Foster Grandparent, others include:
  • Tax-exempt stipend
  • Mileage assistance
  • Daily meal (when available)
  • Paid holidays
  • Stipend time off
  • Education and training
  • Accident and liability insurance while on-site
  • Annual physical exam
Contact the area supervisor for your county. (Their contact information is listed to the right)
Thank you for considering becoming a Foster Grandparent! If you haven’t already, please speak with one of our area supervisors about your interest.
If you already have spoken with one of them, here are the links to the forms they’ve asked you to fill out:
·         Application
·         Confidentiality Agreement
·         Medical Review
·         References
·         Sexual Harassment Policy
·         Direct Deposit Form
Again, thank you! 
Foster Grandparents have the ability to use their time, skills and experience to help children learn. Foster Grandparents give 15 to 40 hours of service each week to community non-profit agencies, including:
  • Schools
  • Early education programs
  • Day treatment programs
  • Day cares
  • Social service agencies.
Foster Grandparents receive a small stipend, training and other benefits for their service.
Organizations benefit from Foster Grandparents presence. Foster Grandparents offer:
  • Focused attention, whether one on one or in small groups, on children who need extra help.
  • The opportunity for children to receive additional emotional support, love and attention.
In exchange, Foster Grandparent Host Sites must agree to:
  • Provide their Foster Grandparent an orientation to the site
  • Place the Foster Grandparent with children who are in need of extra help and attention
  • Provide a minimal financial contribution
  • Designate a staff member as the Foster Grandparent’s on-site supervisor
  • Ensure the safety of the Foster Grandparent while on-site
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (see a sample.)
  • If you’re interested in having a Foster Grandparent enrich the lives of children in your organization, please contact Stacy, our program manager. Her phone number is on the right side of this page.
The MN Senior Corps 2015 Annual Report is available on the MN Senior Corps website.

Visit our Facebook page for the latest stories about Catholic Charities Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program.


Foster Grandparents volunteer throughout the 16 counties of the Diocese of St. Cloud: Benton, Douglas, Grant, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin counties.



Currently, over 200 Foster Grandparents are serving nearly 100 sites in these counties.
  • Annually, over 200 Foster Grandparents serve 8,000 children across Central Minnesota. They share their wisdom and experience by mentoring kids who might not otherwise receive the extra attention they need to thrive.

    Studies have actually shown that children who interact with Foster Grandparents have more confidence and go on to be more productive citizens.
     
    Often a Foster Grandparent fills a void left in a child's life when his or her own grandparents live far away or are deceased. A Foster Grandparent gives each child valuable one-on-one attention, encouragement, and unconditional love.

    Click on the tabs above to learn more about becoming a Foster Grandparent, or hosting one at your school or non-profit organization.
  • There is one common trait in the areas of the world with the longest life expectancy: seniors have a purpose. You ARE needed by a child, somewhere right here, in Central Minnesota.
    Foster Grandparents give 15 to 40 hours of service each week to community non-profit agencies, including:
    • Schools
    • Early education programs
    • Day treatment programs
    • Day cares
    • Social service agencies.
    The sense of purpose and accomplishment you feel about your work as a Foster Grandparent is just one of the benefits to volunteering as a Foster Grandparent, others include:
    • Tax-exempt stipend
    • Mileage assistance
    • Daily meal (when available)
    • Paid holidays
    • Stipend time off
    • Education and training
    • Accident and liability insurance while on-site
    • Annual physical exam
    Contact the area supervisor for your county. (Their contact information is listed to the right)
  • Thank you for considering becoming a Foster Grandparent! If you haven’t already, please speak with one of our area supervisors about your interest.
    If you already have spoken with one of them, here are the links to the forms they’ve asked you to fill out:
    ·         Application
    ·         Confidentiality Agreement
    ·         Medical Review
    ·         References
    ·         Sexual Harassment Policy
    ·         Direct Deposit Form
    Again, thank you! 
  • Foster Grandparents have the ability to use their time, skills and experience to help children learn. Foster Grandparents give 15 to 40 hours of service each week to community non-profit agencies, including:
    • Schools
    • Early education programs
    • Day treatment programs
    • Day cares
    • Social service agencies.
    Foster Grandparents receive a small stipend, training and other benefits for their service.
    Organizations benefit from Foster Grandparents presence. Foster Grandparents offer:
    • Focused attention, whether one on one or in small groups, on children who need extra help.
    • The opportunity for children to receive additional emotional support, love and attention.
    In exchange, Foster Grandparent Host Sites must agree to:
    • Provide their Foster Grandparent an orientation to the site
    • Place the Foster Grandparent with children who are in need of extra help and attention
    • Provide a minimal financial contribution
    • Designate a staff member as the Foster Grandparent’s on-site supervisor
    • Ensure the safety of the Foster Grandparent while on-site
    • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (see a sample.)
    • If you’re interested in having a Foster Grandparent enrich the lives of children in your organization, please contact Stacy, our program manager. Her phone number is on the right side of this page.
  • The MN Senior Corps 2015 Annual Report is available on the MN Senior Corps website.

    Visit our Facebook page for the latest stories about Catholic Charities Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program.


  • Foster Grandparents volunteer throughout the 16 counties of the Diocese of St. Cloud: Benton, Douglas, Grant, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin counties.



    Currently, over 200 Foster Grandparents are serving nearly 100 sites in these counties.

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