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
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!