Foster Grandparents Program Application

Foster Grandparents Program Application

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  2. This enrollment application is for volunteers age 55 and above. Please complete all sections.

  3. As a Foster Grandparent (FGP) volunteer, you will be covered by accident and personal liability insurance plus a small death benefit while performing volunteer duties. This coverage is automatic and at no cost to you as long as you are an active, enrolled member of New Hanover County’s Foster Grandparent Program. Please provide the following information:

  4. The following information will help the Foster Grandparent Program match you with a volunteer opportunity:

  5. Have you ever worked with children?*
  6. (Example: Monday through Friday, 8 to 12)

  7. Do you require any special accommodations or have physical or medical considerations that may impact a volunteer assignment?

  8. Background Check

    All applicants must undergo criminal background checks before placement. Persons with convictions of murder or records of sexual offenses will not be allowed to serve in the Foster Grandparent Program. Other prior arrests will not automatically preclude enrollment, based on the discretion of AmeriCorps Seniors staff. Do you consent to the Foster Grandparent Program staff arranging for a criminal history check in accordance with the Federal requirements for the Foster Grandparent Program?

  9. Background Check*
  10. Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense or misdemeanor:*
  11. Please list two character references (not relatives), including their complete address and phone number:

  12. Character Reference 1
  13. Character Reference 2
  14. Income Eligibility

    In order to receive a stipend, a Foster Grandparent cannot have an annual income from all sources, after deducting allowable medical expenses, which exceeds the program’s income eligibility guideline for the state in which he or she resides. Annual income is required to be counted for the past 12 months for serving volunteers and is projected for the next 12 months for new applicants. During your initial meeting with FGP Program Staff, eligibility guidelines will be discussed.

  15. Consent
    • I certify that the information furnished above is correct and understand that falsification of information may result in my being deemed ineligible to receive a stipend as a Foster Grandparent. I understand that a knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by a fine or imprisonment or both under Section 1001 of Title 18, U.S.C. I certify that I have never been convicted of a murder or a sex offense of any nature, and agree to immediately notify the Director of the Foster Grandparent Program of New Hanover County if I am convicted of any criminal statute.
    • I hereby state that I am 55 years of age or older and offer my services as a volunteer for the New Hanover County Foster Grandparent Program. I understand that I am not an employee of the FGP Project, New Hanover County, the volunteer station or the Federal Government.
    • I understand that in my capacity as an FGP volunteer I may come in contact with confidential information. I agree to protect this information to the best of my ability and not to disclose it during or after my service as a volunteer has ended.
    • I understand that if I use my personal automobile in my volunteer service, I will arrange to keep in effect automobile liability insurance equal or greater to the minimum requirements of the state of North Carolina. I will also keep in effect a valid North Carolina Driver's license.
    • As a FGP Volunteer I have a right to meaningful work at the assigned volunteer station. I understand that at the assigned station I must represent myself, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, The New Hanover County FGP and my volunteer station in a professional manner. I understand that by signing this enrollment document I agree to review the volunteer manual and agree to uphold my job assignment. I understand that my failure to observe and abide by these policies and procedures may result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal, contract termination, and/or punishment by fine and/or imprisonment.
  16. Consent Statements*
  17. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

  18. Equal Employment Agency

    New Hanover County FGP is an equal opportunity Agency. Enrollment is done without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, or military service. AmeriCorps Seniors FGP provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, please contact New Hanover County FGP at 910-798-6408.

    The following information is optional and will not affect your enrollment with Foster Grandparent Program in New Hanover County.

  19. Gender
  20. Marital Status
  21. Military Service
  22. Are any of your family members actively serving in the military?
  23. Thank you for the information you have provided. Your information is never sold, shared, or used outside of FGP and New Hanover County.

    For questions contact:

    Vicki Wells
    Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator
    Phone: 910-798-6408
    Email Vicki Wells

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