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The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationwide volunteer program for seniors. Participants offer one-on-one support to children and youth.
As part of the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), the program gives persons 55 years and older the chance to share their talents, love and encouragement to at-risk children.
OACAC Foster Grandparents serve at volunteer stations in a 14 county area of Southwest Missouri.
Who are Foster Grandparents?
A Volunteer in the program does many of the things a grandparent would do with their own grandchildren. Playing, loving, laughing and listening are experiences shared between Foster Grandparents and children. They also assist teachers with tutoring, therapy, developing motor skills and other classroom activities. Many times they serve as a role model for children or teens who do not have the opportunity to share time with their own grandparents.
Foster Grandparents volunteer at not-for-profit agencies such as:
- Public Schools
- Head Start Classes
- Schools for Exceptional Children
- Youth Community Centers
- Agencies for Troubled Youth
- Day Care Centers
How to Get Involved:
Do you love children?
Are you 55 years of age or more?
If you said YES then you are only four simple steps away from becoming a Foster Grandparent.
Step 1> Call our main office at (417) 864-3420
Step 2> Fill out an application, income review form and background check
Step 3> Complete a personal interview and orientation training
Step 4> Meet our medical guidelines