Foster Grandparent Program Opportunity

Written by Kraig Hunter on . Posted in News

Love spending time with kids?

                Have time to spare?

The Central MN

Foster Grandparent Program

      The Foster Grandparent Program offers adults, 55 and over -with no age limit, the opportunity to serve children who need extra assistance, one-on-one or in group settings.  Our senior volunteers are given pre-service training and are placed at a location close to where they live.  They assist children 15 hours per week (or more) in classrooms at local schools, Head Starts, preschools, and other non-profit settings.  High school diplomas and educational degrees are NOT a requirement!

    Our on-site “Grandmas” and “Grandpas” help with fun activities and reinforce learning while guided by teachers and other site staff.  They receive many rewards for “giving back” and become positive role models in the lives of the kids.

Add THIS meaningful program to your weekly routine!

This is a great opportunity if you:

  • love interacting with children.
  • are looking for a healthy, “heart-friendly” activity.
  • want to add non-taxable dollars* to your lifestyle.
  • would enjoy a flexible schedule with on-going benefits.

Mileage or bus fare reimbursements are also benefits of being a Foster Grandparent!       

Schools requesting help from Foster Grandparents are Melrose Elementary School, Melrose ECFE, Sacred Heart School- Freeport, Albany schools, St. John’s/St. Andrews School- Greenwald, and more!


 Call Pat Scherf, FGP Area Supervisor at 320-293-0682 to inquire or to apply.

Senior Corps, which is under the direction of the Corporation for National & Community Service, consists of the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  The Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. 

*This stipend is a tax-free reimbursement.  It is not a “wage” or income.  It cannot affect benefits or subsidies you might receive. 

Contact Us

West Central Area Schools

District # 2342

301 County Road #2 - Barrett, MN 56311

District Office Phone - 320-528-7300 --  High School Office Phone - 320-528-7400  --  Fax - 320-528-2609


WCA North Elementary: Phone - 218-685-7500 - Fax - 218-685-4149
411 First St SE -- Elbow Lake, MN 56531

WCA South Elementary: Phone - 320-965-7600  - Fax - 320-965-2264
31 N Central Ave -- Kensington, MN 56343

WCA Bus Garage -- Al Larson -- 320-528-2670