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COAD 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/pre-school centers, and other 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 off set 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 20 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 Senior Corps Foster Grandparent 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; Debbie Taylor, Coordinator, P.O. Box 1957, Gambier, OH 43022 or by phone (740) 392-6251. Email: dtaylor@coadinc.org. You may visit the COAD website at www.coadinc.org. Area IV FGP covers Morrow, Knox, Licking, Coshocton, Holmes, Ashland, Richland counties.

Increase Your Income; Become a Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer

Draw from your pass and share your knowledge with children that may need a little extra help in area schools, Head Start Centers, and non-profit daycares/ preschools. For your 15 to 20 hours per week of service you will receive:

* a modest non-reportable, tax free hourly stipend (must meet income guidelines)

* mileage reimbursement

* heightened self-esteem

* monthly training/annual recognition

* free meal at site

* volunteer sites in Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow, and Richland Counties.

Please contact Debbie Taylor, Area IV COAD Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 1957, Gambier, OH 43022. Phone: 740-392-6251 or email dtaylor@coadinc.org.

Information from Debbie Taylor, COAD Area IV Coordinator.

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