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Volunteer opportunity

July 13, 2011

Volunteers 55 years of age and over can stay active and healthy through the Foster Grandparent Program.

Through the national volunteer program, foster grandparents serve special need youth in various settings such as public schools, day care and Head Start centers, juvenile detention facilities, developmental centers, and teen shelters.

Foster Grandparent volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend, which is guaranteed to not affect rent, taxes or any public assistance.

They also receive mileage reimbursement, a meal or meal reimbursement, annual physical exams, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave as well as socialization, training, and formal recognition events.

For more information or to volunteer, call Michael Spight at 248-559-1147 ext 3424.