Irma Klatt Tireless Volunteer
A while ago CNCS requested if programs had Veterans serving. A FGP Director in Montana responded with that information but also stated she had volunteers who had been in other supporting roles during the war. One of those volunteers was a Rosie the Riveter. After a lot of preparation between CNCS, NBC News, FGP Montana staff and the site where the volunteer serves, an NBC News team flew to Montana and spent 5 hours interviewing and recording. The segment, about a minute and 20 seconds, aired on Monday, May 28, 2012.The story is very interesting and the volunteer couldn’t have supported FGP more had her responses been scripted. Here is the website to view the interview:
Survey Results are complete! Jan. 3, 2012
Thank you for the overwhelming response and participation. 203 Foster Grandparent Programs participated in the survey, resulting in 11,864 individual volunteer responses.
The survey was designed to identify the role of the non-taxable stipend in the lives of the Foster Grandparent volunteers nationwide. Historically, the stipend was awarded to enable limited income senior citizens the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities. By offering the non-taxable stipend, limited income senior citizens were able to defer the cost associated with volunteering.
The professional membership of NAFGPD believes that the significance of which our volunteers rely on the non-taxable stipend has increased dramatically over the last 46 years. NAFGPD, in conjunction with the support of Senior Corps leadership, launched the survey in August of 2011. Data was collected and aggregated during the months of October and November 2011.
Again, NAFGPD leadership and the survey committee would like to thank you for your participation.
Your NAFGPD Survey Committee
Denise Nelsen, Eileen Bostwick, Carol Childers, Barb Horneck and Kristen Tracy