Posted By: Rachael Miner

rminer@klkntv.com

Dancing and singing childrens songs is how Grandma Joyce spends her days now, but that wasn't always the case.

"Nothing to do, so I decided to do this and I like it," Grandma Joyce said.

After retiring from her job, Grandma Joyce found herself with a lot of time on her hands.

She started volunteering with Community Action Partnership in their Head start program as a foster grandparent.

The program works with at risk children teaching them skills they will need to go into kindergarten.

Grandma Joyce has been volunteering as a foster grandparent for eight years now and there's not a thing about it she doesn't like, "Everything is my favorite part. It's the eating and the throwing up and going to the bathroom. It's really amazing."

Community Action is looking for more people like Grandma Joyce to volunteer as foster grandparents.

Anyone over the age of 55 can volunteer as long as they can commit at least 20 hours a week.

The position does provide a small stipend, but the volunteer director says you'll gain more than money by working with the kids.

"it's just a great way to give back; it's a great way to be involved. You get so much personally out of it as well. They wake up everyday looking forward to coming to our classrooms and getting those kids smiles and hugs," said Georgann Roth, the volunteer director.

For Grandma Joyce the position is all about the kids, "Every day these kiddos make my day so I appreciate it, I love it, I really love it."

If you'd like to become a foster grandparent or learn more about the program you can do so online by clicking here.