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Foster Grandparent Program

Learn about the AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents Program (FGP).

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Help kids learn to read. Guide students to higher academic achievement. Care for infants and toddlers.

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) connects role models like you with schools and programs to serve young people with exceptional needs.

Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours a week. FGP provides all volunteers with orientation, ongoing training, travel reimbursements, meals and supplemental insurance while serving, and annual recognition events. Income-eligible volunteers receive a non-taxable, hourly stipend.

All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you're 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

To apply, please download a PDF application and FGP volunteer position description. Completed forms may be emailed to [email protected], submitted via fax to 505-764-6465, or mailed to: Barelas Senior Center, 714 7th St SW 87102. 





Monday through Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM


Barelas Senior Center
714 7th St SW, 87102

FGP News

Monthly Newsletter

July 2024


To apply to become a Foster Grandparent, visit the One Albuquerque Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer page



Non-Discrimination Policy

The City of Albuquerque AmeriCorps Seniors Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age (excluding program minimum age requirements), national origin (ancestry), English proficiency, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. AmeriCorps Seniors Programs aim to provide a service in which everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered.

It is the policy of The City of Albuquerque AmeriCorps Seniors Programs that every volunteer receives fair, just, and equitable treatment, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, formal education, experience, political affiliation, marital or parental status, or military service. Each volunteer will be heard and may express grievances with assurance of receiving impartial consideration and freedom from any form of retribution. It is the policy of the City of Albuquerque AmeriCorps Seniors Programs, upon determining that such prohibited discrimination has occurred, to take all necessary corrective action to remedy the discrimination and prevent its recurrence.

Throughout the history of the City of Albuquerque AmeriCorps Seniors Programs, there has not been any discrimination complaints filed. To obtain a copy of the compliance history report, contact the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs Community Volunteer Engagement Manager (CVEM). The CVEM may be reached at (505) 764-6406 or via email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Agency

City of Albuquerque, RSVP is an equal opportunity Agency. Enrollment is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. RSVP provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.