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Volunteering for the 2020 Holidays

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Calling all Holiday Helpers and Calling Carolers!

The holidays are a special time, and we have a rich 48-year tradition of honoring the spirit of the season through fellowship, food, and fun. This year COVID-19 has radically altered the way we can celebrate with our members, but we’ve come up with some wonderful alternatives we hope will bring abundant holiday cheer to our members who are at the greatest risk of feeling alone during this season. Please consider volunteering your time and good cheer.

Volunteers are critical to our mission of relieving loneliness and isolation among Twin Cities elders.

Introducing our NEW Phone Companions Program! 

This program was created in response to the COVID-19 crisis and matches any socially isolated older adult with a friendly phone companion who is ready to share their warmth and friendship during this crisis and beyond. If this sounds like you, your warmth and kindness matter now more than ever!

Due to an outpouring of support from our community, we currently have a waiting list for volunteers who would like to be paired with an older adult for our Phone Companions program.  While you wait to be connected to a phone friend, you may be interested in volunteering as a Holiday Helper or Calling Caroler. Please visit our holiday page for more information and to sign-up.

Open the door to a life-changing friendship!

As a volunteer with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, you’ll add friendship and fulfillment into your own life, plus bring connection and a greater sense of well-being into the life of another. We invite you to take the next step toward creating a more connected and elder-welcoming community! Check out our volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer Impact

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More stories about the impact our volunteers have can be found in our newsletter, Among Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many different ways you can make a difference in the lives of older Minnesotans.

Companionship

(OPEN) Phone Companions: Reach out to older adults across Minnesota with warmth and kindness by phone. Ensure someone knows and cares while offering the reassurance that comes with ongoing conversations. Sign-up today.

(SUSPENDED) Visiting Companions: Connect with an older adult and harness the power of friendship to help relieve isolation and loneliness through regular friendly visits.

(SUSPENDED) Friendship and Flowers Visitors: Brighten the day of homebound older adults with deliveries of smiles and fresh-cut flowers along with home-baked treats provided by LBFE. Deliveries are on the third Saturday of each month.

Additional Opportunities

(SUSPENDED) Administrative Support: Assistance with a variety of tasks is always needed! Most work takes place at our office during the weekday. Experience with Word and Excel is preferred; database knowledge is a plus.

(SUSPENDED) Bakers: Prepare treats for our members for Friendship and Flowers visits and for other special events throughout the year.

Seasonal Volunteering

Holiday Helpers and Calling Carolers: The Thanksgiving and December holidays are a special time, and we have a rich 48-year tradition of honoring the spirit of the season through fellowship, food, and fun. This year COVID-19 has radically altered the way we can celebrate with our members, but we’ve come up with some wonderful alternatives we hope will bring abundant holiday cheer to our members who are at the greatest risk of feeling alone during this season.
Learn more and sign-up today!

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