Volunteers are the heart and hands of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. Below are many types of positions for which you can volunteer, with links to their individual position descriptions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Danielle Fehring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.746.0726.
Visiting volunteers help relieve isolation and loneliness of an older person and reconnect them to people and resources in their community by providing friendly visits and social contact on a monthly basis. Read full description here.
Drivers escort older adults to Friends of the Elderly activities at our Lake Street location or at other locations around the Twin Cities. They are encouraged to stay for the activity and provide valuable companionship.
Holiday Meal Volunteers
These volunteers help with the various aspects of the large LBFE-hosted holiday meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Some volunteers drive participants to and from the event, and spend time with them at the event. Some volunteers help with facility and food preparation at the event sites. Some volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound older adults who aren't able to be at the events. See current opportunities here.
Administrative Team Member
Administrative Team Members work alongside our enthusiastic Program staff at our Lake Street office, calling elders, coordinating events, arranging transportation, and maintaining data, along with and other general office tasks. Read full description here.
Friendship and Flowers Volunteers
Friendship and Flowers volunteers promote friendship and wellness by making monthly social visits to home-bound older adults, bringing flowers, treats, and friendly conversation. Read full description here.
Family Companions welcome an elder friend into their home once a month, providing him or her with a family-centered environment that can include a meal and other activities based on mutual interests. Read full description here.
A phone companion places calls to an older person to help alleviate loneliness and help that person feel connected and part of the broader community. Read full description here.
A pen friend writes letters and greeting cards to help alleviate loneliness and help those we serve feel connected and part of the broader community. Read full description here.