10 Baby Boomer Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Grandparent Program

One of the greatest joys of getting older is becoming a grandparent. Baby boomers are now enjoying the unique and rewarding relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild. Being a grandparent offers all of the blessings of being a parent --the opportunity to be a loving playmate, teacher and friend to a remarkable child -- without the headaches of discipline or newborn sleep schedules.

What if you could share the love and attention that you provide to your own grandkids with the wider community? The Foster Grandparents Program makes that possible. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Foster Grandparent Program is open to anyone 55 or older who wants to be a role model, mentor, teacher and friend to children who need extra help in school, support through medical procedures, or just someone to talk to.

Bring your life experience and compassion and the Foster Grandparents Program will train you for volunteer positions with schools, after-school mentoring programs and faith-based organizations.

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