Foster Grandparents Program (FGP)

FGP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by
Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services.

Phone: (916) 875-3569

To Qualify

Who can volunteer?

The Foster Grandparent Program has four basic criteria to qualify:
1.     Must be 55 years of age or older
2.     Must enjoy working with children
3.     Must be willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours a

Where do volunteers work?

Volunteers work with infants and children in a variety of settings:
  • The Children's Receiving Home
  • Schools
  • Day care centers
  • Juvenile Hall
  • Job Corps
  • Hospitals

How can I apply?

You can apply by  contacting the office at (916) 875-3569.​ 
What kind of work is done?
Volunteers can choose from a variety of activities:
  • Helping children with long term illnesses
  • Caring for children who have been abused or neglected
  • Helping children who are at risk from dropping out of school
  • Helping children who are at risk of substance abuse.
  • Tutoring and mentoring children
  • Holding and nurturing babies who are born prematurely with health problems or parentally exposed to drugs/alcohol

Are benefits provided?

Yes, the Foster Grandparent Program provides the following benefits:
  • A non-taxable hourly stipend
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • An annual physical examination
  • Specialized training
  • Community Recognition
  • Friendship with other volunteers



​Not Applicable

Contact Information

(916) 875-3631