Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program offers volunteer opportunities to limited-income persons age 55 and older. 
Experience the profound joy of making a difference in a child's life. As a Foster Grandparent, you will have the opportunity to provide invaluable one-on-one support to children with special and exceptional needs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
In North Florida, our FGP volunteers serve in public schools, schools catering to special needs children, pediatric units, and day care centers. As a Foster Grandparent, you'll have the chance to:

  • Inspire and empower children by tutoring them, teaching remedial academic skills, fostering motivation, and enhancing socialization abilities.
  • Become a mentor, lending an empathetic ear, engaging in meaningful conversations, and providing essential emotional support.
  • Assist with rehabilitation exercises, teaching invaluable self-care skills, and helping children regain their independence and confidence.
  • Encourage children, preparing them for a successful return to their families and living environments, instilling them with resilience and hope.
  • Nurture infants, read captivating stories to young children, and serve as positive role models they can look up to.

Local Service Area

Our Foster Grandparent Program operates in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties, ensuring that local communities receive the support and guidance they need.


As a Foster Grandparent, you'll receive extensive training, including a comprehensive 40-hour pre-service orientation, followed by four hours of monthly in-service training provided by our sponsoring agencies or volunteer stations.


We believe in recognizing and valuing the commitment of our Foster Grandparents. In addition to the immeasurable impact you make on children's lives, you'll receive a modest tax-free stipend and assistance with your annual physical examination. Throughout your service, you'll also be covered by accident, personal, and automobile liability insurance, providing peace of mind. We understand the importance of transportation, and we'll assist with the associated costs to ensure you can fulfill your role as a Foster Grandparent without worry.

Join us in creating a brighter future for children in need. Become a Foster Grandparent today and discover the profound fulfillment that comes from being a positive force in a child's life. Together, we can make a lasting impact and inspire the next generation to reach their full potential.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Ivy Ward at (850) 245 5922 or or apply online: Foster Grandparent Application.