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Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program

The Mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives,
strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

A Proud History of Helping

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and over opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for more than 280,000 special needs children through our nationwide network of organizations. These organizations have clear-cut goals, so you can be sure your assistance focuses on high-impact activities. The Foster Grandparent Volunteer Programis sponsored locally by the Caddo Council on Aging, Inc., and is federally funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service – National Senior Service Corps (SENIOR Corps), the Federal Agency that promotes volunteerism. While the Foster Grandparent Program nationwide started in 1965, the locally Foster Grandparent Program has only been existence since 1980.   

Caddo Council on Aging, Inc. Foster Grandparent Volunteers serve at 26 local non-profit organizations that:

  • Tutor and mentor children one-on-one by helping them to comply with the (Primary Focus Area by the CNCS) Education and School Readiness
  • Teach job skills to economically disadvantaged youth
  • Improve behavioral and educational outcomes at: day care centers, head starts, grades school for students with special and exceptional needs.
  • Help children who have been abused or neglected 
  • Support children of veterans and deployed military

Becoming a Foster Grandparent Volunteer: You have what it takes!

Our program is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens 55 and over who can serve between 20 and 40 hours a week as volunteers. You don’t need formal experience in tutoring or mentoring. You’ll receive pre-service orientation and training from CCOA Foster Grandparent staff and from your volunteer station staff with which you will serve.Volunteers who meet certain income guidelines also receive a small stipend. We also offer a tax-free hourly stipend to help cover costs for income eligible volunteers. You’ll even receive supplemental, accident and liability insurance while you’re in service. Volunteers who meet certain income guidelines also receive a small stipend.

All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your time, experience and compassion, by helping children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects and make decisions that keep them on them on the right path. We’ll match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.And remember: When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others—you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promote a positive outlook on life. So get involved, and join Foster Grandparents today!Make a difference in your community today!
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Volunteer Stations


 For more information contact:

FGP Manager:

Ms. Neva Jones

2520 Line Ave

Shreveport LA 71104

Mon-Thur  8am to 4:30pm  |  Fri 8am to 3pm


(318) 676-7913


 Caddo Council On Aging Executive Director:

Ms. Mary Alice Rountree

1700 Buckner St., Suite 240

Shreveport LA 71101

Mon-Thur  8am to 4:30pm  |  Fri 8am to 3pm


(318) 676-7900 x223


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