Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program

What are Foster Grandparent Volunteers?

Foster Grandparent volunteers are adults 55 and older who provide one-on-one emotional support, mentoring and tutoring to children with exceptional needs in eight service areas across Texas.

Foster Grandparent volunteers are not the same as foster parents — the children do not live with you. You are a role model, mentor and friend. You will meet your mentee at a designated organization such as a public school, child care center, Head Start program, hospital, juvenile correction facility or any other child centered agency. Virtual volunteer service opportunities may be available in your area.

If you're 55 or older, and want to share your experience and compassion, you may have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent volunteer. You could even earn a stipend based on hours volunteered ranging from $180 to $480 per month.

Learn More About Foster Grandparents


  • Become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer

    If you are at least 55, can volunteer between 15-40 hours per week and want to be a part of a special child's life, please consider becoming a Foster Grandparent volunteer.

    Benefits include:

    • Being engaged and active in your community.
    • Making new friends.
    • Mentoring children who need some extra guidance.
    • Earning a small tax-free stipend and other benefits, if qualified.
  • Partner with Foster Grandparent Program

    Is your nonprofit interested in providing a proven intergenerational mentoring program? If so, you may benefit from the involvement of Foster Grandparent volunteers.

    Foster Grandparent volunteers:

    • Are carefully screened by way of personal interviews and background checks.
    • Provide additional attention to children in need.
    • Help support students with academic skills.

What People are Saying About Us

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.