Every baby needs a grandma!
Every family needs a coach!


You Can Be the Difference in a Child’s Life

When you become a Grandmas2Go volunteer and share the wisdom of your life experience, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of new parents and the children they are raising.

We need women of wisdom and experience to help us build a model of new community support that benefits ALL. Women, 50 and over, are in an ideal position to act as mentors.

If you would like to volunteer to be a Grandma2Go, complete the application below, provide the documents listed, and mail to Grandmas2Go, 212 N. Oakdale Avenue, Medford, OR 97501

The support you need to do the job well

With our training and support, and your unique skills and talents, you can become a lifeline to a family as their mentor and coach. You will:

  • Receive training and continuing education on positive parenting, infant care, childhood brain growth, mothering the new mother and more.
  • Be a compassionate listener and gentle advisor who understands the needs of families during this stage of life.
  • Model and share newborn tips such as soothing techniques for crying infants, understanding cues, the importance of bonding and attachment, infant massage, postpartum health and lactation.
  • Model parenting skills and healthy life choices.
  • Provide respite as needed.
  • Share relaxation and stress-reduction techniques.
  • Provide non-medical, physical, emotional, and informational support to families.
  • Help at-risk families break the cycles of abuse, neglect, violence, addiction, poverty and hopelessness that plague our communities.


The power of altruism

Volunteering does not just benefit others. A growing body of research finds that volunteering reaps huge social, emotional, and physical benefits for the volunteer.

People who volunteer lead longer, healthier and more purposeful lives. Volunteers report significant improvements in their mental health, along with other socio-emotional benefits ranging from a greater feeling of productivity to increased social activity, and a greater sense of well-being. And don’t forget about that wonderful chemical, Oxytocin, the natural, feel-good, love hormone.