Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator

This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, screening, training, placing and evaluating Foster Grandparent volunteers and maintaining critical records of the Foster Grandparent Program. The intergenerational Foster Grandparent Program engages dedicated, caring, limited- income senior volunteers to mentor and tutor at-risk students in kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms under the guidance of the classroom teacher.


Position is required to:

  • Meet regularly with volunteers to provide support and guidance on their goals
  • Facilitate and deliver volunteer training
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the participating schools
  • Collect, calculate, and input timesheets and track stipend
  • Maintain critical records of Foster Grandparent volunteers
  • Serve as the liaison with school personnel
  • Plan and provide meaningful and appropriate volunteer pre-service, orientation and in-service or other programmatic educational opportunities
  • Problem-solve and counsel volunteers and site coordinators to obtain appropriate resolution of individual and group issues as appropriate
  • Interface with other FGP staff to coordinate and facilitate volunteer activities and experiences
  • Assist with planning volunteer appreciation events
  • Place adequate numbers of qualified volunteers to fulfill contract/funder outcome measures
  • Responsible for compiling and entering payroll data for assigned volunteers
  • Collect necessary data and forms from volunteers and site coordinators and maintain program files and data base to ensure the timely preparation/submittal of accurate reports to funders

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Patience, good listening skills and the ability to work effectively with seniors
  • A sincere desire to work with seniors
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills

Minimum Requirements for position:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of experience in a leadership/training role OR high school diploma and at least five years of directly applicable experience
  • Must have demonstrated time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license, reliable transportation and current automobile insurance
  • Preferred experience working with senior citizens and/or volunteers
  • Preferred COVID 19 vaccinations and booster


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Coverage area St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Martin counties
  • Home base could be Okeechobee or Port St. Lucie area
  • Local travel by car required
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer
  • Minimal lifting up to 25 pounds


Salary Range: $36,000- $39,000


Benefit Package for all position includes:

Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs, EAP and Retirement Plan.


To apply for the above position:

Send your resume and cover letter to:  Area Agency on Aging, send to email or fax to 561-214-8678. Agency web address is  Please no phone calls.


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