United Way of Northwest Vermont
  • Facebook Icon
  • Instagram Icon
  • LinkedIn Icon
  • YouTube Icon

Foster Grandparents

Time is a precious gift.

Foster Grandparents help children with critical needs by providing the attention, comfort and nurturing that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.

The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program is a unique volunteer program that provides an opportunity for individuals 55 and older to remain engaged in the community by helping guide students to higher academic achievement. Participants may qualify for a modest stipend.

  Foster Grandparent volunteers help children learn through a variety of ways:

  • Serve as role model to children in early childhood education centers, K-12 schools, youth facilities and other locations.
  • Provide one-to-one support to children and/or teens with exceptional needs to improve their academic, social, or emotional development.
  • Share their compassion and wisdom with children throughout Northwest Vermont.

You can make a difference in the life of a child! To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, please contact Trezanra Robertson at trezanra@unitedwaynwvt.org, or at (802) 861-7823.

United Way of Northwest Vermont is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps Seniors. We receive funding from them to operate our Foster Grandparent Program.




To become a Foster Grandparent, please send your completed application and income verification form to Trezanra Robertson, trezanra@unitedwaynwvt.org, or mail them to 412 Farrell Street, Suite 200, South Burlington VT 05403. If you have any questions, please contact Trezanra at (802) 861-7823.

Foster Grandparent Program Application 

Income Verification Form 

United Way of Northwest Vermont*** September 16, 2022