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ORGANIZATION: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's philosophy, programs and activities are focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation among older adults in the Chicagoland area. The need for social interaction is critical to the human spirit - we believe that nurturing the soul is as important as feeding the body.

We are seeking volunteer support for special projects in the volunteer services department during the week, anytime between 10 AM - 4 PM. Volunteers would assist in researching recruitment opportunities, updating policy and procedure manuals, and in entering and auditing data. The preference would be to have support two-three hours per day, once or twice a week.

Please contact us for more information. Thank you!

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About Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

Location:

355 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations 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.

Description

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is committed to meeting the needs of elders who are isolated and alone. Our motto, flowers before bread, expresses the belief that love, dignity and beauty in life are as important as basic physical needs. This philosophy is reflected in all of our activities, which include one-on-one visits, holiday parties, vacations in the country and individual birthdays celebrated by the delivery of a cake and a gift. The quality of our services is just as important as the services themselves.The elders served by LBFE have little or no contact with family and friends, few financial resources and many reside in dangerous and deteriorating neighborhoods. When we enter their lives we provide them with companionship, which is something that many of them have not had in years.

Last year we served nearly 1,200 elders, with the indispensable help of over 1,300 volunteers giving more than 54,000 hours of their time.

We have a broad range of opportunities for volunteers, donors and elders to share, learn, grow...and to celebrate life. Opportunities are available year-round. LBFE is great way for families to volunteer together and to introduce youth to service.

Help LBFE bring elders from isolation to celebration!

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CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

Thu Apr 04, 2024 - Wed Jul 03, 2024

WHERE

355 N Ashland AveChicago, IL 60607

(41.8881,-87.66647)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Professional Development
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Market Research / Analysis

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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