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Foster Grandparents

Porter-Leath Foster Grandparent Program

The FGP (Foster Grandparent Program) is a part of the National Senior Corps Program, a branch of the National and Community Service.  This intergenerational volunteer service program’s dual purpose is to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for seniors to render supportive, person-to-person services to children with special needs in health, education, and social services.


The volunteers spend an average of 20 hours per week reading, mentoring and sharing their time with children at schools, Head Start centers, hospitals, daycare centers and residential treatment centers in Memphis and Shelby County.


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Who can be a Foster Grandparent Volunteer?

  • Persons age 55+ who are income eligible
  • Commitment to service


Why become a FGP Volunteer?

  • earn a tax free stipend, receive annual recognition, mileage reimbursement, supplemental insurance while on duty.
  • become involved in improving communities.
  • make a difference in the life of a child


Where does a foster grandparent serve?

  • at an approved volunteer station located in Shelby or Fayette County.


For more information, contact 901-577-2500 or one of the following


Judy Rautine  at ext. 1128

Rose Benson  ext. 1121


Click here for the Foster Grandparent application



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