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 young children. The Foster Grandparents serve in public educational programs, Head Start and Child Care Centers to ensure young children in their care receive 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, elementary schools, and child care centers throughout Rockland County.


  • Getting to help children!
  • Mentor between 15-40 hours per week
  • Hourly stipend ($3.15 per hour) that is tax-free
  • Mileage reimbursement or TRIPS tickets for transportation
  • Meals are included

Click FGP Application to download an application.

2020 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Foster Grandparent Program Director

Email: info@headstartofrockland.org
Phone: 845-429-4122
Fax: 845-429-4133

Services are funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Ameri Corps Seniors, and the Rockland County Office for the Aging. Contributions are voluntary and confidential and are used to expand the services for which they are received. No one will be denied services because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute. Suggested contributions level should equal the cost of the service for participants who self-disclose income at or above 185% of Federal Poverty Level.