Welcome to Senior Volunteer Programs of Greater Siouxland, sponsored by the Rock Valley Rotary Club Foundation!
Our programs impact our communities, our volunteers & those we serve. Join the program today and see what a win-win opportunity this is for the volunteers and those they serve!
If I didn’t have a Senior Companion, I would be really lost. When she comes to pick me up, I’m able to do all my errands and accomplish what I need to be home alone. It’s a wonderful bond.
– ME Leithe
Senior Companion Client
Impacting Our Community During COVID
Even amidst the peak of the COVID pandemic, our volunteers were able to do good, reaching out to their clients/students and letting them know they were not alone.
When no longer able to be in the classroom, Foster Grandparent volunteers were connecting in other ways.
- Wrote pen pal letters
- Assisted teachers with student prep work
- Made small crafts to send to schools to be distributed
- Created a drop zone for teachers to deliver work
- Found ways to continue volunteering in schools safely
For Senior Companion volunteers, connecting looked different too through creative solutions.
- Made phone calls to stay in touch and video chats when able
- Went to the store and delivered clients’ groceries
- Drove clients to appointments with social distancing
- Kept activities going with a client just by purchasing two of the same crossword book
Volunteer as a Foster Grandparent
Make a Difference By Impacting Children, Your Community, & Yourself as a Foster Grandparent
Quotes About the Program
Are you thinking about becoming a Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion volunteer? Get inspired by those who are truly grateful and passionate about the program! We hope you choose Foster Grandparents & Senior Companions of Greater Siouxland.
"Dear Grandma, I think you already know this but you were a big help in kindergarten and a blessing to my life."
A Foster Grandparent Student
“The impact our Foster Grandparent has with children is huge. Time doesn’t allow a classroom teacher to meet with every child, every day one-on-one. Our Foster Grandparent can have that contact daily. The Foster Grandparent’s greatest strength is their love and compassion, and how they work with and help the students succeed.”
A Foster Grandparent Site
“It is rewarding. It makes you feel good knowing that you make them feel better and allow them to stay at home.”
A Senior Companion