Become a Volunteer


If you are at least 55 years of age, enjoy the company of children, meet certain income eligibility guidelines and are willing to volunteer a minimum of fifteen hours a week, we want you to apply to become a Foster Grandparent.

  • Foster Grandparents receive a tax-free stipend for their hours of service. This stipend is not considered income for any purpose.
  • Grandparents also receive paid pre-service and monthly training, paid sick and vacation time, in addition to paid holidays.
  • Foster Grandparents also receive transportation reimbursement and supplemental insurance coverage while volunteering.
  • Grandparents are recognized annually for their time, effort and dedication to the children of the community.

Foster Grandparent Job Description: Foster Grandparents are to focus their inherent qualities of kindness, patience, love, acceptance, and wisdom towards improving the lives of children through one-on-one and small group interaction.


To see the guidelines for Foster Grandparents click here.


For additional information on the Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern Pennsylvania, please call our Director, Rebecca Maletto-Cornell at (412) 263-3165.