About Us

About Us

The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of Greater Siouxland, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rock Valley Foundation, Inc. (RVR), provide volunteer opportunities for individuals 55 and over to serve their own communities 15-40 hours each week with financial benefits possible. With offices in Rock Valley and Sioux City, the programs together serve a nine county area including Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth, Woodbury, Monona counties in Iowa and Dakota County, NE.
The Rotary Club of Rock Valley Foundation (RVR), a 501c3 non-profit organization, is proud to sponsor both the Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs of Greater Siouxland. The Rotary Club has been the sole sponsor since the beginning of the program.

History of the Foster Grandparent Program of Greater Siouxland

Since 1974, Foster Grandparents throughout northwest Iowa have been role models and mentors in classrooms, Head Start centers, and non-profit daycares. Foster Grandparents assist teachers by giving the students the extra attention, encouragement, and support they deserve. The Foster Grandparent Program of Greater Siouxland is proud to celebrate over 40 years of service. The incredible impact the program has made on children, volunteers, schools, and the communities it has served is remarkable.

History of the Senior Companion Program of Greater Siouxland

Since 2005, the Senior Companions throughout northwest Iowa have provided much needed support, assistance, and friendships to individuals 21 years and older to help them remain living independently. The Senior Companion Program is proud to celebrate over 10 years of service to the area. Senior Companions build relationships & assist those they serve by being a consistantly dependable friend. Families appreciate the extra set of eyes & hands for their loved ones.  

  Please help us support these two important programs & the impact they make. The Rotary Club of Rock Valley Foundation's sole purpose is to generate funds for the Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs of Greater Siouxland in our area. If you wish to donate, please click here. Thank you!
  For a more comprehensive look at the history of these two programs, please click through the slides on the slide-show below.