Foster Grandparents

Some classrooms of Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. (BTHS) get the love and support of a Foster Grandparent.  This program provides people 55 years of age or older a meaningful and challenging volunteer opportunity.  They are able to share their experiences, wisdom and love with children who not only need it but also welcome it. 

To become a Foster Grandparent, you need to:

  • Be 55 years or older

  • Meet income eligibility

  • Serve a minimum of 15 hours a week

  • Complete pre-service orientation

  • Pass criminal and ChildLine clearances

  • Be placed in schools, daycares, or Head Start

Benefits include:

  • Travel reimbursement

  • Daily meal

  • Paid holidays

  • Vacation and sick days

  • Annual physical and insurance coverage

  • Lots of hugs and smiles

The biggest and best benefit is making a difference in the life of a child.  If you or someone you know would like to find out more about being a Foster Grandparent, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-982-4346 now!