Nearly 500 Wisconsin residents are serving as Foster Grandparents today.
We are always looking for additional eligible volunteers.
Foster grandparents serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and youth with
special needs. They provide 15-40 hours of weekly volunteer service through community
organizations such as schools, hospitals, child care centers, Head Start programs and
residential programs. Foster Grandparents delight in having a purpose to each day. They
have the chance to join other community members in worthwhile activities that improve the
lives of children. In so doing, they discover opportunities for friendship, education and
Foster grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend, reimbursement for
transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and
liability insurance while on duty. They must meet income eligibility standards and be at
least 60 years of age. People volunteering as foster grandparents receive careful
orientation training to help them develop skills needed to serve children with special
needs. They also receive periodic refresher training in monthly in-service group meetings.
Foster Grandparent projects are sponsored in Wisconsin by the following
Bureau of Aging & Disability Resources
LuAnn Paepke, State Coordinator - 608-266-2695
List of Locations
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Lac du Flambeau
Jody Hardes, FGP Director - 715-588-3324
Southwest Community Action Program, Dodgeville
Cindy Deckert, FGP Director - 608-935-2326
March 04, 2014