Become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer (3 min 54 sec):
Senior Corps Week 2012 - Phyllis Pricer, FGP (1 min 58 sec):
We are ND Senior Career Development (NDSCD) headquartered in Dickinson ND. NDSCD was established in March 2017 as a non-profit organization created to help North Dakotans. The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationwide program and has been around for over 50 years. This program engages people 55 and older from local communities to volunteer and work one-on-one with children who need a little help in an educational setting. The program goal is to enhance the child’s educational experience and assist the teacher with their educational objective.
The Foster Grandparent Program is open to volunteers 55 and over who can serve between 5 and 40 hours a week. Volunteers do not need formal experience in tutoring or mentoring. Qualifying volunteers will receive pre-service orientation, training, a stipend for their time, and reimbursements for meals and mileage.
The Foster Grandparent program connects role models like you with local children. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in the Foster Grandparent program provide the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on a path to a successful future. Join Foster Grandparents today and assist children in your communities develop critical academic and life skills through mentoring and tutoring in local schools and community-based programs. You have what it takes, no formal schooling required. Training will be provided.
AmeriCorps Seniors: Words to Serve by (21 sec):
Make an impact:
- As a Foster Grandparent, you’ll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes. Sharing your time and experience can help children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects, and make decisions that keep them on the right path. We’ll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you, including those in local schools, youth facilities, early childhood education and day care centers.
Volunteering just 5 hours a week could make a major difference in a child’s life!
Thank you for you interest in AmeriCorps Seniors. Our volunteers make an impact in communities everyday by guiding students to higher academic achievement.
If you are 55 or older and want to have the benefit of improved health and well-being while giving back to the youth of your community, volunteer with AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program.
Volunteer Tasks/Goals could include:
• Play games/puzzles
• Model appropriate social skills
• Read or tell stories
• Positive encouragement/redirection
• Help with schoolwork
• Social –friendship, respect, teamwork
• Emotional –self-esteem, self-control
Aging on our own terms doesn't have to be wishful thinking. ND Senior Career Development is here to help you face the challenges of aging today.
We are here to help you!
Put Your Wisdom to Work!
We at NDSCD believe that the seniors of North Dakota are it's most valuable resource. Let us help you share your knowledge and experience with those in your community. Contact us today to see how you can help others within your own community while making new friendships, finding a new purpose and attaining personal fulfilment!
Life is full of choices.
Impact the life of a local child by making the choice to help.
Volunteer and get as much as you give.