Family Match Program

Family Match Program

The Family Match Program matches volunteers with families who have children between the ages of 3 and 14 years old and who do not have accessible grandparents. The program is designed to meet the social and emotional needs of older adults and families. The emphasis is on the creation of long term extended family relationships. The program has been providing seniors with the opportunity to be an important member of a family, enabling them to share time, love, skills and life experiences, while offering families the support, love and wisdom of caring seniors. Currently the Family Match Program is offered in the Metro Vancouver area.

Become a Volunteer Grandparent

Share family occasions, explore, and be a part of your community with a grandchild. Become a single grandparent or volunteer with your spouse or partner. It doesn’t matter if you have grandchildren or not – what matters is that you care and you want to be involved in your community. As a Volunteer Grandparent, you will be joining a growing number of women and men who are dedicated to building strong communities through intergenerational connections. Applications are accepted throughout the year from individuals and couples. The Family Match program welcomes your interest if you:

  • Are 50 years or older and live in the Metro Vancouver area
  • Enjoy the company of children
  • Enjoy being a part of a family
  • Can enrich the life of a child
  • Can share 2-3 hours a week with a child
  • Can commit for at least one year

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Download the Volunteer Application Package
  • Return the completed form to our office by mail to:

    Volunteer Grandparents
    203 – 2101 Holdom Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5B 0A4

To receive a Volunteer Application Package by mail, contact us at info@volunteergrandparents.ca or call us at 604-736-8271.

What happens once we have received your completed Volunteer Application Package?

  • A first interview will be conducted at our office
  • A second interview will be conducted at your home
  • Your references will be checked
  • An orientation session will be given
  • You will receive match information
  • A meeting will be arranged for you and the parents of the potential family match
  • Match finalized and ongoing support is provided

Register Your Family

You can register your family to be matched with a Volunteer Grandparent. The Family Match program welcomes your interest if you:

  • Have children between the ages of 3-14 years old and live in the Metro Vancouver area
  • Have children with limited access to grandparents
  • Would like to develop and strengthen your family unit
  • Can add richness to the life of a senior with your family
  • Value the role of seniors in our community

Here’s how to register your family:

  • Download the Family Registration Package
  • Return the completed form to our office by mail to:

    Volunteer Grandparents
    203 – 2101 Holdom Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5B 0A4

To receive a Family Registration Form by mail, contact us at info@volunteergrandparents.ca or call us at 604-736-8271.

What happens once we have received your completed Family Registration Form?

  • An interview will be conducted at your home
  • Your references will be checked
  • An orientation session will be given
  • You will receive match information
  • A meeting will be arranged for your famliy and the potential Volunteer Grandparent match
  • Match is finalized and ongoing support is provided

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