Foster Grandparent Program

Are you 55 or older? Do you love working with children and want to give back to your community? We’ve got a solution for that.


Our classroom grandparent volunteers serve within our three early childhood education centers in Lincoln. In partnership with AmeriCorps Seniors, our Foster Grandparent Program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, to stay active by serving children in the community – volunteer stipend, meals, and mileage included!


Apply to Volunteer or Join Our Waitlist

First Name *
Last Name *
(Must Be Over 55)

In order to qualify, your household income for the next 12 months must be at or below:

  • $30,120 for a family of one
  • $40,880 for a family of two
  • $51,640 for a family of three
  • $62,400 for a family of four

If you do not meet household income requirements, please check below if you are interested in other volunteer opportunities at Community Action:




Classroom grandparents are mentors, role models, and friends to our Head Start enrolled children. This unique and rewarding opportunity positively impacts the lives of children in our community!


Additional Benefits

  • Stipend ($4.00/hour) 
  • Professional development opportunities and paid training
  • Transportation reimbursement and meals provided
  • Paid volunteer time off (vacation, holidays)
  • Opportunities to make new friends 



  • Age 55 or older
  • Love for children
  • Able to serve 15 - 35 hours per week
  • Income is 200% of the federal poverty level, with some exceptions


Want to Learn More?

For questions please contact:

Sam Bates
Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator
(402) 875-9320


Apply today, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child as a classroom grandparent.







The Community Action Foster Grandparent Program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. Accommodations may be possible for those with limited English proficiency. Enrolled Foster Grandparents may file a grievance with Community Action or AmeriCorps Seniors. The grievance procedure is located in the Foster Grandparent Program Manual. FGPs who believe they have been subjected to discrimination may also raise a claim with AmeriCorps’s Office of Civil Rights and Inclusiveness (OCRI). However, discrimination claims not brought to the attention of the OCRI Office within 45 days of their occurrence of the alleged discriminatory event may not be accepted in a formal complaint of discrimination and may be procedurally dismissed. The OCRI may be reached at (202) 606-7503, (voice), (202) 606-5256 (TDD),, or through Historical non-discrimination compliance information related to Community Action’s Foster Grandparent Program will be made available to FGPs upon request.