The Foster Grandparent program is seeking individuals age 55+ who live on a fixed income, who would enjoy helping children in local schools. Participants receive bi-weekly stipends plus travel allowance.  Funded in part by the United Way.

Thumb Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of thousands of RSVP programs across the nation, making an impact in local communities.  RSVP collaborates with local non-profit organizations to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to volunteers over age 55. Volunteers use the skills and talents they’ve developed over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer opportunities in your community.  ​

Click the Volunteer Match icon below to view current volunteer opportunities available:

To Become a Volunteer, Please contact 1-800-843-6394.

Make a difference in your community

Every day in communities across America, Foster Grandparents are the people children in need depend on for love, wisdom and support.  

RSVP offers older adults a way to put their experience to work solving problems close to home. Whether teaching children or adults to read, creating a recycling program or providing much-needed support to non-profit agencies, RSVP volunteers are making their communities stronger.