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ORGANIZATION: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

LBFE Chicago Chapter
Join us and help end loneliness!

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's philosophy, programs and activities are focused on alleviating loneliness and isolation among elders in Chicago. The need for social interaction is critical to the human spirit - we believe that nurturing the soul is as important as feeding the body. Join us and make a new friend!

One of the ways we work to end the social isolation in the elderly community is by cultivating ongoing friendships though phone calls! Volunteers will call an elder every week for 15-30 minutes to chat and help relieve the elder's loneliness. Volunteers would keep track of their calls in a contact log and communicate with a volunteer supervisor once a month.

Volunteers' time commitment can vary but we ask for 30 min-1 hour a week OR 2-4 hours a month. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to making calls for at least a year to provide consistency for our elders and to allow time for relationship building. Calls can be made at any time that is convenient for both the volunteer and the elder.

Contact Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly today to make an impact in an elderly person's life!

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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

People with Disabilities
Seniors
People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

Mon Aug 01, 2022 - Sun Oct 30, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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