Building strength, resilience in individuals and families.

Making a Difference in Young Lives

Our Foster Grandparents reap rewards when they see a child achieve success in school because of the time they have invested. Sunbeam Family Services Foster Grandparents mentor and tutor children from pre-kindergarten to third grade in reading, math problems, and teach them school-readiness skills. Our program matches a senior adult, 55+, with a school in his or her own community while providing training and resources. The Foster Grandparent Program serves a seven-county region, including Oklahoma, Canadian, Kingfisher, Logan, and Garfield.

  • The Foster Grandparent Program is open to volunteers 55+ who can serve between 15 and 40 hours per week. Sunbeam provides training and resources.
  • The program offers a tax-free, hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement to help cover costs to income-eligible individuals.
  • Volunteers must pass a health screening and background checks.

donate“After retiring, I started volunteering in the schools as a Sunbeam Foster Grandparent because I saw a need that I knew I could help with,” said volunteer Ella Patterson. “I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that in some way, I’m able to give back by supporting a teacher in the classroom and helping a child experience the joy of learning.”

To become a Foster Grandparent, call Foster Grandparent Supervisor Breanna Stephens at 405.609.8947, or email bstephens@sunbeamfamilyservices.orgYou may also print and complete the form below and mail to Sunbeam Family Services, Attn: Foster Grandparent Program, 1100 NW 14th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Foster Grandparent Volunteer Form