Cause Areas

When

Sun Oct 01, 2017 - Wed Sep 30, 2020

Where

355 N. Ashland Avenueor in community - city of ChicagoChicago, IL 60607

About

Did you know that a third of Americans over the age of 65 live alone?
Did you know that loneliness is deadlier to older adults than obesity?
Do you think you could make a difference to lonely and isolated elders in Chicago?

Since 1959, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter, (LBFE) has been making a difference for elders in Chicago. Little Brothers is seeking volunteers to join our dynamic Board of Directors. We are a volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

If you would like to help seniors in Chicago, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly invites you to contact us about serving as a volunteer board member for the FY2018 term, beginning in October, 2017.

The board governs Little Brothers, working to advance our mission of helping the elderly. A board member’s overall role and responsibilities are to:

  • Set the goals and purpose of Little Brothers
  • Ensure that programs and activities are in keeping with the mission
  • Raise funds for Little Brothers and its programs
  • Ensure Little Brothers’ financial affairs are responsibly conducted
  • Serve as an advocate for Little Brothers
  • Monitor and optimize organizational performance
  • Establish policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment to making a difference for Chicago seniors
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Fundraising
  • General knowledge of Elder issues or legal challenges.

Board members serve a three-year term and are expected to devote up to four hours a month as board members, including attending six board meetings a year, attending the annual board/staff retreat, serving on a board committee, and attending some Little Brothers’ events.

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Three-year term

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