Careers

Benefits of a career with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

Comprehensive Health Plans
Personal Time Off
Retirement Plan with 4% Match
Culture of Professional Development

Well-being at Work
Teambuilding and Happy Hours
Transformative Organizational Mission

CURRENT POSITION OPENING

LBFE – VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE COORDINATOR (MAVA)

Be a part of developing Neighbor Connect, a community-engagement program where older adults are valued and connected. Help empower volunteers and volunteer leaders to develop isolation-free blocks in their neighborhood, thereby allowing elders to age in place in the community they love with the support of their neighbors.

DUTIES

The VISTA member will help LBFE develop and launch Neighbor Connect, an aging-in-place neighborhood model where there is a connectedness among older adults, neighbors and services. The VISTA member’s role will involve asset mapping, gathering neighborhood feedback to help shape the vision for the project, community organizing, relationship building, training design, volunteer and volunteer leader recruitment and coaching. The VISTA member will help empower volunteers and volunteer leaders to create isolation-free blocks in their neighborhood, thereby allowing older adults to age in place in the community they love with the support of their neighbors and community. This model of empowering and resourcing volunteers who will support their neighbors and take care of each other is both scalable and self-sustaining.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Choice of education award or end of service stipend
  • Training
  • Mileage reimbursement for project-related travel
  • Professional development stipend up to $150
  • May attend school or work another job during off hours
  • Hands-on learning about all aspects of nonprofit program development, management and evaluation.
  • LBFE is nationally certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to reducing elder isolation and loneliness while promoting their independence and well-being. We provide home visits, social engagement, intergenerational activities and holiday meals, in addition to advocacy, referrals and support.

LBFE is igniting a community-wide movement to address the growing public health concern of social isolation among older adults. The VISTA member will assist with designing a grassroots, neighborhood-focused pilot project to end loneliness and isolation for elders in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. The VISTA member will identify and create strategic relationships that will help form the framework to eliminating this isolation by engaging and equipping volunteers to lead the project. Volunteers of all ages will be matched as Visiting Companions with isolated neighborhood elders, both self-identified and agency-referred, to help them develop a greater sense of social connection, dignity and well-being in order to enhance their ability to live independently.

PROGRAM START/END DATE: August 5, 2019 – August 3, 2020

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: March 25, 2019 – June 14, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CONTACT:
Ann Fosco, Community Impact Director
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
1845 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-0725
afosco@littlebrothersmn.org

Thank you for your interest.

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