Volunteers are critical to our mission of relieving loneliness and isolation among older Minnesotans.

Introducing 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.

If you wish to volunteer, complete the form and you will be placed on a waiting list and notified when opportunities become available.

In the meantime, we ask that you use our Ambassador Toolkit to spread the word to older adults through your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, places of worship, community groups, and businesses. Your effort, energy, and passion will pave a path for more older adults to join Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly and connect with a friendly, understanding Phone Companion. Together, we can help end older adult loneliness and isolation!

Thank you!

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

In 2019 alone, we had:


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


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


(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.