Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Volunteer Programs

2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 772-0748
Fax:(989) 773-0514
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays

  Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion 

Volunteer Programs

Serving: Clare, Gratiot and Isabella Counties

Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs taps the skills, talents and experience of individuals who are at least 55, on a limited income and looking to fulfill their purpose. Foster Grandparent volunteers serve in schools, day care centers and preschools, providing academic, social and emotional support to help students reach their full potential. They foster positive relationships with students and children through encouragement, empathy, and kindness. Senior Companion volunteers help older adults live independently. They provide assistance with important daily tasks; encouragement to remain active; to notice when someone may need extra care and easing of loneliness. Without the help of Senior Companions, many Older Adults would not be able to continue living at home. Many of our volunteers also serves in nursing homes, adult day care centered and sheltered workshops.


  • Must be 55 years of age or older
  • Meet our income eligibility guidelines
  • Able commit to 15-20 hours of volunteer service per week
  • Be in good health
  • Pass the required Criminal Background checks
  • Participate in required orientation, and ongoing training.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Non-taxable stipend of $2.65 an hour
    ($212.00 per month)
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • A meal during each day of service
  • PTO and Holiday pay
  • The satisfaction of helping a child or older adult in need
  • Volunteer Recognition Events

Links to additional Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion information:

Corporation for National and Community Service:

Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Programs

We need YOU!  For more information please contact Director, Brandi Knivila or  Supervisors, Jodi Onstott or Anne Acles (989) 772-0748 or toll free at 1-800-878-0726.  We look forward to hearing from you.