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! 

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 elders.


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

Friendship and Flowers Visitor: Brighten the day of home-bound elders with a delivery of smiles and fresh-cut flowers along with home-baked treats provided by LBFE. Deliveries are the third Saturday of each month.

Phone Companion: Reach out with warmth and kindness by phone. You’ll ensure the elder knows someone cares while offering the reassurance that comes with belonging to the LBFE community.

Additional Opportunities

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.

Baker: Prepare treats for our elders for Friendship and Flowers visits and for other special events throughout the year.

Seasonal Volunteering

Pre-Holiday Planner: Help us plan one or more of our seasonal events including Thanksgiving visits, Christmas visits or Summer Sizzle. Tasks include gathering supplies and making phone calls to our elders.

Holiday Visitor: Our “Home for the Holidays” program celebrates our Elder Friends with personalized visits in the comfort of their homes around the holidays. Visitors bring pies, treats, flowers and gifts provided by the community along with caring conversations and holiday cheer! Other Home for the Holidays opportunities include pie baking, gift bag preparation and more.