We are adapting our AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program to provide our volunteers with virtual volunteer opportunities to continue to help children in schools, Headstarts, and at home. With this change, our volunteers need the devices and services to make them eligible to volunteer and serve those they care for, the young boys and girls in Central Florida who need help the most. Your donations to the AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program will help us purchase tablets, internet service, web cames, and more for our volunteers. Our volunteers are 55+ and want to continue to be a benefit to Central Florida while helping children succeed. This not only helps the children but our volunteers as well as they suffer the most from social isolation in this difficult time.
We are also introducing our Gran Plan. Volunteers for Community Impact’s GRAN PLAN will provide local families with a Foster Grandparent Volunteer who can assist parents with their children’s education. While our FGP volunteers cannot replace parents or teachers, they can assist families by providing positive mentorship and educational assistance to students.
HOW IT WORKS:
Our FGP volunteers have served in schools providing in-classroom assistance to students who need a little extra attention to succeed academically. We have decided to provide these services directly to families by having our FGP volunteers utilize teleconference video solutions to assist your children on their school work.
Families apply to Volunteers for Community Impact to receive a Foster Grandparent Volunteer. Parents will meet with one of our coordinators who will ascertain your child’s needs and how our volunteers can assist you in providing for your child’s educational needs. To learn more about this new demonstration project please follow the links below.
ANY amount will help us in providing our volunteers with what they need. Please donate what you can. Thank you!
Tablets – $80-$100 each – 100+ tablets needed.
Zoom – $15 for each host – estimating we will need at least 20 hosts, to begin with.