The Foster Grandparent Program with Head Start of Rockland recruits income eligible adults 55 years of age and older to serve as mentors and tutors for children. The Foster Grandparents serve in public educational programs, Head Starts and Day Care Centers to make sure that children in their care get plenty of individual attention. The volunteers may participate in class activities, but their main focus is the one-on-one time with the children.

Where We Volunteer

We currently have grandparents volunteering in Head Starts, public schools, and day care centers throughout Rockland County.


There are many benefits to joining the Foster Grandparent Program. Some include:

  • Getting to help children!
  • Mentor between 15-40 hours per week
  • Hourly stipend ($2.65 per hour) that is tax free
  • Mileage reimbursement or TRIPS tickets for transportation
  • Meals are included



Click 2016 FGP Application to download an application.


Foster Grandparent Program Director

Email: info@headstartofrockland.org

Phone: 845-429-4122

Fax: 845-429-4133