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People 55 years and older receive a tax-free stipend, daily meal, transportation, transportation allowance, ongoing training and other benefits. The Foster Grandparent Program offers men and women the opportunity to help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. Foster grandparents make their neighborhoods stronger by helping children.

Foster Grandparent Program

Head Starts, Developmental Achievement Centers, non-profit day cares and juvenile centers under the supervision of a teacher or childcare professional. They assist children with activities in which they need assistance and mentor children and youth.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. 102 N. Broadway PO Box 607 Crookston, MN 56716

Foster Grandparents volunteer in schools,

Senior Programs

By Sharing, you help make an impression that lasts a lifetime!

For more information please call: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Ask for Jeanette or Heidi 800-584-7020 218-281-5832 Telecommunication Relay Service- 711 102 N. Broadway Crookston, MN 56716 Website:

Facebook: Twitter: @TriValley_TVOC

Become a Grandma or Grandpa to a child, volunteer as a:

Foster Grandparent!

Children And Youth Who Are Helped by Foster Grandparents Gain: * The individual attention they need. * Tutoring to help them succeed in school. * The advice and life skills needed to lead pro ductive lives.

* Wisdom and experience. * A friend who listens and cares. * A positive role model. * A good listener. The Foster Granparent Program exists for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older, particularly those with limited incomes in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers; and to provide supportive, person to person services to children with exceptional or special needs.

This information is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. Contact us at 1-800584-7020 or by calling the Telecommunication Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-627-3529. Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Funding provided by Corporation for National Service, Minnesota Board of Aging, United Way, and Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

Benefits of Being a Foster Grandparent:

Why Become a Foster Grandparent:

* A small financial reimbursement to cover the costs of volunteering.

* Learn new things and make new friends with other seniors.

* Transportation reimbursement for travel costs to and from assignments and official project activities. If you don’t drive, transit can be arranged.

* Be a mentor to a child in your community.

* Insurance coverage during regular service hours, including accident insurance, personal liability insurance, and if you drive, auto liability insurance (secondary coverage only). * Meals provided to Foster Grandparents and meal allowance for those volunteering three or more hours each day. * Recognition events provided for Foster Grandparents to celebrate the importance of volunteering. * Training provided for Foster Grandparents: Initial orientation to the program and volunteer assignment, site visits and continuing in-services and workshops.

*Make a positive impression that will last a lifetime. * Volunteers receive orientation to the programs and on-going training including in-services. * Recognition is provided to celebrate the importance of volunteering. * Flexible schedule with a commitment of 15 hours or more per week. * Paid vacation / sick leave / holidays. *Summers off (optional). We need you! We offer a rewarding opportunity to supplement your income without affecting Social Security (SS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), or any services you may be eligible for based on income.

Foster Grandparent opportunities are available in: Clay, Becker, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau Counties.


Foster Grandparent Brochure


Foster Grandparent Brochure