recruiting foster grandparents

Marietta City Schools is partnering with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development and its Foster Grandparent Program.

The federally-funded program of AmeriCorps Seniors has been sponsored locally by COAD since 1972.

“We look forward to recruiting income-eligible seniors 55+ in your nearby communities of Washington County to become a stipend-reimbursed volunteer in the classrooms of the district,” says Kirk Guisti, Coordinator, COAD Area I Senior Programs. “Our volunteers help children/youth through mentoring, social/emotional/motor skill development all under the direction of the teaching staff. No experience is necessary except for the love and patience to help children/youth succeed to their individual full potentials.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Guisti at 330-987-7232 or by email at