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stacy frieslandStacy Friesland

Foster Grandparent Program Manager
Volunteer Services

828.251.6622 (x132)


BA in Pscyhology, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

Professional Experience

I have been the Foster Grandparent Program Manager since Sept 2003. Prior to working at LOSRC I was the volunteer manager at the Council on Aging of Buncombe County.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors (NAFGPD)
  • National Senior Corps Association (NSCA)
  • North Carolina Association of Senior Corps Directors (NCASCD)
  • Member, Corporation for National & Community Service National Peer Mentoring Program

Awards and Honors

  • Served as President of HAVA for 2 terms


Manage the Foster Grandparent Program. This includes recruiting new volunteers, interviewing and accessing talents and needs, training, placing and overseeing 73 FGP volunteers.

  • Recruits new volunteers, interviews and assesses talents and needs, selects and trains volunteers.
  • Arranges volunteer assignments, in service training, supervisory arrangements, and coordination with volunteer stations.
  • Collects data and reports from volunteers through volunteer stations.
  • Collects and reviews timesheets for accuracy and approves for payments; ensures expenditures are within approved budget.
  • Provides counseling and information to volunteer stations.
  • Maintains up to date individual volunteer files to include physicals, income reviews, and general information.
  • Coordinates recognition events for program volunteers in collaboration with Volunteer Services Advisory Council, volunteer section staff and Senior Volunteer Services Administrator
  • Provides orientation information to participants and the volunteer stations; prepares a volunteer manual to provide information to volunteers to use as a reference tool.
  • Organizes and maintains data on the program in order to provide information for monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports.
  • Works with the volunteer coordinators of non profit organizations to create work opportunities for program participants; seeks opportunities with other organizations within the community; ensures proper placement match; troubleshoots any problem areas with volunteers and volunteer stations.
  • Develops newsletter articles to inform volunteers of activities and to recruit new program participants; provides training for area volunteer administrators; provides technical advice and direction to others in the area of volunteerism.
  • Develops new volunteer stations as needed; establishes a Memorandum of Understanding with new volunteer stations.
  • Participates with other local service agencies in the promotion of volunteers and programs associated with older adults.