You can be a role model that changes a child’s life. You can help them on the path the success. You can share your experience and compassion.

You can be a Foster Grandparent with our program if you live in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington counties in Oregon. Join our team!

What is a Foster Grandparent?

Foster Grandparents are volunteers 55 years and older. They are role models, mentors, and friends to children who have faced barriers to opportunity in their life. Stay active by serving children and youth in your communities. 

The Foster Grandparent Program, is a national Senior Corps program with the Corporation for National and Community Service

Help children thrive

Volunteers serve at local organizations that:

  • Help children learn to read and provide one-on-one tutoring
  • Mentor teenagers and young parents
  • Care for premature infants or children with disabilities
  • Help children who have experienced abuse or neglect

Volunteering that fits your needs 

Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours per week in locations including schools, hospitals, daycare facilities or Head Start centers.

Volunteers receive:

  • Pre-service orientation
  • Training from the organization where you will serve
  • Supplemental accident and liability insurance
  • A small stipend
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Meals while volunteering

To ensure the safety of the children volunteers must meet income guidelines and pass a comprehensive background check process, as described in the application process below.

Apply today

You can get your application started today. It won’t take long.

You can also ask questions to see if the Foster Grandparent Program is right for you or someone you know. Contact our program coordinator at 503-988-6717 or

Please read this letter and complete an application to start the process. We can also mail you the paperwork if you call.