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


This Holiday season, we hope you will consider sharing a few hours of your time with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. Your presence – in any role or capacity – will help ensure that isolated elders will find joy and hope during a season when loneliness is most deeply felt.

Home for the Holidays volunteers visit elders in their home, apartment or nursing home for an hour or longer, providing friendly conversation and cheer. As a special treat, volunteers bring with them a red carnation, a gift, and a pumpkin pie to share with others at Thanksgiving, or festive holiday cookies at Christmas, all provided by LBFE through in-kind donations.

You can help make all of this possible! There are a number of volunteer roles that are available so there is sure to be a spot or two for you and your family.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Holiday Visitors

  • Pie/Cookie Makers

  • Pie/Cookie Drop-Off and Pick-Up Helpers

See registration forms for more details.

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 2018 alone, we had:

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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.