Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program
2019-2020 School Year

Position Type: Mentoring/tutoring
The Verndale School District has openings for Foster Grandparent volunteers to serve for the 2019-2020 school year.

Community members age 55 years or older, whose health, as determined in a medical review, meets the demands of the position. Must have a sincere interest in children and be able to commit at least 15 hours per week during the school year.

Description of Duties:

  • Listening, talking, walking, reading and tutoring.
  • Modeling appropriate behaviors and skills.
  • Assisting with self-help skills.
  • Encouraging socialization.
  • Participating in group activities.
  • Playing games.
  • Telling stories.
  • Assisting with reading and other academic subjects.
  • Teaching manners and social skills.
  • Assisting with learning activities.
  • Helping children to follow directions, stay focused, and accomplish work.
  • Encouraging and praising children.

For questions, please contact Jon Knopik at or call Toll-free at 1-866-895-7992. Visit our website at or see us on Facebook at

The Foster Grandparent Program, which is a part of Catholic Charities of Central Minnesota, offers many benefits to those who participate, including a tax free hourly stipend, transportation reimbursement, orientation, on-going training, health benefits and more.