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, non-profit daycare amd pre-school centers and other youth educational facilities.

If you meet Foster Grandparent Program income guidelines, you will receive a modest, non-reportable, tax free stipend along with mileage reimbursement to help offset your cost of volunteering. You must love children and be able to take direction from the teaching staff and also be able to serve 15 to 40 hours per week. We have monthly in-service meetings to train and inform you on the program and 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 your 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 coordinator Debbie Taylor, P.O Box 1957, Gambier, OH 43022 or by phone (740) 392-6251. Email:

Visit for more information. Area IV FGP covers Morrow, Knox, Licking, Coshocton, Holmes, Ashland and Richland counties.



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