East Bay Foster Grandparent Program

Members of the East Bay Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provide a unique service built on the natural bond between generations. The FGP is the bridge that connects these generations. The mission of FGP is to support positive outcomes for children in need by providing volunteer opportunities to income eligible individuals age 55 and older.

Who We Serve

Foster Grandparents work directly with children under 18 and serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through a variety of community partners, including: schools, libraries, faith-based organizations, and before and after school programs.

Key Features

Foster Grandparents are compensated for the time devoted to the program, as well as, enjoy meals and social interactions with others.

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

How to Enroll

Call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876 to make an appointment to learn more.

Helpful Resources

The State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services Division of Elderly Affairs offers a Rhode Island guide to services for seniors and adults with disabilities called the Pocket Manual. View/download a copy from the Division of Elderly Affairs’ website.  2017 Pocket Manual

How You Can Volunteer

Volunteers help children develop the skills, confidence, and strength to succeed in life. Foster Grandparents make their neighborhoods stronger by assisting children in need at schools, Head Start sites, Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries and other non-profit organizations. Volunteers must be 55 years or older and meet certain income eligibility requirements. To volunteer your time please call 401-435-7876.

Watch a news clip from CBS This Morning on a Foster Grandparent Program in Washington, D.C.

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