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Volunteer Opportunity Details
 
Name Stipend Position working with children and youth
Assignment FGP Volunteer
Contact Information Lauri Lyn-Jordan Jewell
 
  18 West Ninth Sreet
 
  Erie PA, 16510
  Ph: 814-459-4581 ext 462
  Fax: 814-456-0161
  www.gecac.org
Description
Long Description The Foster Grandparent Program provides eligible persons, 55 years and older, with a modest stipend for volunteering with young children who have special needs (birth to 18, disabled to 21 years of age).
Tasks Volunteers will be working in a classroom setting with children who need a little extra help with their studies. The FGP Volunteer will work one-on-one or in small groups with the children to whom he/she is assigned. FGP Volunteers will "work" 20 - 40 hours per week, depending on availability of a site and hours that the volunteer wants to work.
Areas/Issues Children and Youth
Education and Literacy
Mentoring
Keywords tutoring
mentoring
children
youth
stipend
Frequency On Going
Age/Qualifications 55 years of age and older
Skills Ability to work well with children who need a little extra help with their work.
Languages Any/All
Education No Education Requirements
Other Info
Terms and Conditions Must pass physical (paid for by FGP.) Must be able to obtain FBI fingerprint clearance, PA State Criminal Clearance and PA Child Abuse Clearance (also paid for by FGP) Must be at or below 200% of poverty level for income. Must be at least 55 years of age. Must posess basic literacy skills.
Materials Provided
Training Provided
Training Dates Several times per year
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