Download the Volunteer Application


Volunteers play a significant role in increasing one-on-one attention to at-risk and struggling children and providing the much needed attention for helping children’s self-esteem and success. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends whom children and youth come to depend on and who can change their lives for the better.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • You must live in Alameda County;
  • You must be 55 or older;
  • Able to volunteer an average of 15-20 hours per week;
  • Have a limited income; and
  • Love working with children!

Foster Grandparent Program is a part of the national Senior Corps of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by the City of Oakland, Human Services Department.