Volunteer : Adopt-a-Grand

The PNA is thrilled to launch a new community-building program inspired by memories with our Grandparents, and looking ahead toward creating memories with our Grandchildren – Adopt-a-Grand!

Participating families are paired with a local senior through the PNA Village, and commit to meet once a month for at least a year. The program is designed to be very flexible, with Grand-Dates lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, accommodating as many children as the Grands are willing, and allowing for age-appropriate activities. The PNA provides a list of chores and activities as inspiration, and will occasionally send out other seasonal suggestions.

Read the Review article about Adopt-a-Grand.  Read our complete job description.

  1. One visit per month, for at least one year.
  2. Depending on agreed-upon activity and age of the child(ren), each visit can last between 30 minutes and a few hours.
  1. Families must have at least one adult (18+) submit a volunteer application, background check (complete form at training) and attend a training (list of upcoming dates below) to become vetted.
  2. Other adults and children may accompany the vetted adult, as allowed by the adopted Grand and activity.
  3. Elders looking to adopt a family should contact the Village office to learn about joining the Village.


Ideas for your Grand-Dates

Activities and scheduling are to be discussed and agreed upon by all participants.


Change smoke detector batteries & clocks.
Sweep or vacuum one room.
Rake leaves.
Take a small load to donate.
Clean out the fridge.
Decorate for the holidays.
Undecorate for the holidays.
Plant flowers, vegetables or herbs.


Deliver cookies or other treats.
Deliver a homemade card or drawing.
Read a book together.
Sing a song together.
Share stories of childhood.
Take walks together.
Sharing holiday traditions.
Playing a game together.


Upcoming Training Dates

Trainings are 10 am to noon at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle 98103. You pick the one that works for you, and reserve your spot via [email protected].

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Saturday, Sept 26, 2020
  • Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
  • Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
  • Thursday, Dec 10, 2020


How to get started:
  1. Complete our online volunteer application or PDF volunteer application. Please indicate which training date(s) you prefer to attend.
  2. Return it to the PNA, noting “Adopt-a-Grand”
    Mail/Drop-off: 525 N 85th St, Seattle WA 98103
    Email: [email protected]
  3. Attend a volunteer training, which includes a background check and confidentiality agreement.
  4. Meet your Grand!


Questions? Contact us!
  • Village Office: 525 N 85th St, Seattle WA 98103
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 206.789.1217