Foster Grandparents

The Foster Grandparent program provides an opportunity for adults age 55 and older to remain engaged in the community, earn supplemental income and help children with critical needs by providing the kind of comfort and nurturing that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. 



Foster Grandparent volunteers serve as tutors, mentors and friends to children; they help children learn and offer guidance as they: 

  • Serve in preschools, elementary schools, youth facilities and other locations. 
  • Work 1-on-1 or in small groups with special needs children. 
  • Serve a minimum of 15 hours/week and receive an hourly stipend with benefits. 

Make a difference in the life of a child.  Learn more about Foster Grandparent opportunities or connect with us at or (802) 860-1677.

Check out the latest edition of the Foster Grandparent Newsletter.


Ellen Biddle,  Director, RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program:, (802) 861-7836

SMary Pelkey, Coordinator of Foster Grandparent Program for Franklin & Grand Isle Counties:, (802) 524-6337

Danielle Williams, Coordinator of Volunteer Recruitment:, (802) 861-7821

United Way of Northwest Vermont sponsors the Foster Grandparent Program, part of the Senior Corps.
under the Corporation for National & Community Service.








We have special volunteer opportunities for adults aged 55 and over. Let us help you share your time and experience with your community. 

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