The Foster Grandparents Program is seeking volunteers to spend 15 to 40 hours a week helping students with reading and mathematics at local schools in Astoria, Seaside and Jewell. The goal is to help students, one-on-one, to become better readers and better students.

Applicants must be 60 years old or older, must meet the income guideline of $1,064 maximum per month for a one person household, or $1,460 maximum per month for a two person household, pass a background check, be in good health and enjoy children.

A nontaxable stipend of $2.65 per hour for each hour given will be paid to volunteers, as will a mileage reimbursement of $.35 per mile. Orientation, monthly in-service training, accident insurance and recognition of service will be provided.

For information, call 325-0056 or (800) 541-5116.

Tags

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.