Eligibility

Become a FiftyForward Foster Grandparent. Share today and shape tomorrow by giving your heart to the children of Nashville.

What is a FiftyForward Foster Grandparent?

Share your day shaping children’s tomorrows through tutoring and mentoring. Sharing your love, time, and experience, gives you the power to help a child who needs you.

As a FiftyForward Foster Grandparent volunteer, you’re a role model, a mentor and a friend. Serving at a local school or child learning center, you help children succeed in an educational setting, providing one-on-one tutoring and guidance to children at a critical time in their lives.

Simply put, you give the kind of support and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

You Have What it Takes

We want you! Volunteer to be a Foster Grandparent!

If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion,
you have what it takes to be a FiftyForward Foster Grandparent. It’s simple:

  • Are you available four days a week and can volunteer for five hours each day?
  • Is your income at or below $23,760 per year for a single person?
  • Do you live in Davidson County?
  • You must be able to pass a a national FBI fingerprint screening
  • Are you interested in helping the children of Nashville?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, contact Penny Gammons, FiftyForward Foster Grandparents Program Director, pgammons@fiftyforward.org or call (615) 743-3420.

Giving Back Helps You, Too:
When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others – you’re helping yourself.
Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

You also receive compensation as follows:

  • A small hourly living stipend — not counted as income, so no public benefits are affected.
  • Transportation reimbursement.
  • Free lunch while volunteering each day.
  • Being admired and loved by children.