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Foster Grandparent Program

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Photo taken by Scott Braman; Corporation for National and Community Service (2008).

"It makes me proud, very proud, when a kid does well. One kid I taught to read is on her way to becoming a lawyer."

- Mortimer Cranson, Foster Grandparent

HomeSeniors and People with DisabilitiesFoster Grandparent Program

Seniors provide one-on-one emotional support, mentoring and tutoring for children from preschool ages to 18 years at schools and other sites throughout Western Washington. Income eligible adults, ages 55 and over, receive a monetary stipend for their volunteer hours, typically 20 hours a week.

Can you be the Foster Grandparent a Child Needs?

Foster Grandparents:

  • Are over 55 years of age;
  • Can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week;
  • Have limited income; and
  • Love children

If you are interested in the Foster Grandparent Program, please contact the coordinator in your area for more details on how you can become a volunteer in this exciting program!


img_Foster_Grandparent_Program_Volunteer_Vicki.jpgVolunteer Spotlight

Click here to read how one volunteer describes her Foster Grandparent experience and how it changed her life.



Get involved with the Foster Grandparent Program



View Foster Grandparents in a larger map

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Clark & Pacific Counties
Lisa Hokanson
(360) 448-9653

King & Snohomish Counties
Katie Auger
Volunteer Coordinator
(206) 328-5925

Kitsap & Clallam Counties
Bill Tracey
Program Coordinator
(360) 405-0072

Pierce & Thurston Counties
Andie Daisley
Program Coordinator
(253) 502-2743


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