MOUNT VERNON — The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development Foster Grandparent Program is looking for senior volunteers, 55 years of age and older to help children with special and/or exceptional needs in the area schools, Head Start centers, and non-profit daycare/pre-school centers.

If you meet the programs income guidelines, you will receive a modest, non-reportable, tax free stipend along with mileage reimbursement to help off set your cost of volunteering; plus other benefits such as supplemental accident insurance and paid time off.

You must love children, be able to take direction from the teaching staff, and be able to serve 15 to 40 hours per week. We have monthly in-service meetings to further your training and fellowship with other volunteers.

There is also a yearly recognition luncheon to celebrate your accomplishments.

As a Foster Grandparent Program volunteer you will make a difference in the lives of children in the community as well as a feeling of usefulness and heightened self-esteem for yourselves.

If you are interested in this program, please contact the COAD Area IV Foster Grandparent Program; Debbie Taylor, Coordinator, P.O. Box 1957, Gambier, OH 43055. By phone (740) 392-6251 or email You may visit the COAD website at Area IV FGP covers Morrow, Knox, Licking, Coshocton, Holmes, Ashland, Richland counties.



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