Our 1,200 elders need a friend like you.
Volunteers make our work possible! Our greatest need is for volunteers who can visit our elders — a flexible and mutually beneficial opportunity. Volunteers also drive and accompany elders to events, cook and serve meals, and help prepare for parties, outings and holiday celebrations. But there are countless ways to impact the life of a lonely elder. Call us to find out how you can make a difference with your time and talents!
How to Volunteer with Little Brothers
You’re able to volunteer as often and however you’d like. Just sign up for an upcoming orientation to find out all about our mission and programs.
Complete the form below
Attend an in-person orientation
Complete a background check
Just because you're older doesn't mean you don't have and shouldn't have value. We're human, and we're made for connection. That's the spirit of Little Brothers."
Margaret, LBFE elder
This is the most important thing I've ever done."
Greg, LBFE volunteer
Upcoming volunteer orientations
Corporate & Group Volunteering
Get to know Chicago’s amazing elders, make a difference in the city and strengthen your team! Our corporate and group volunteering opportunities are flexible and can be customized to fit your schedule and goals.
Marion and I have had such a great time getting to know each other. It is such a wonderful friendship."
Ben, LBFE volunteer
I realize I was sent someone when I needed it most. And not just anyone. You are all so wonderful and so kind. Everything is different for me now."
Jeanette, LBFE elder
Kanzell does as much for me, having sociabilities, as I do for her. It's a mutual thing. We just have fun together. It's not hard."
Anne, LBFE volunteer
When I'm with Little Brothers, it's a family day."
Larry, LBFE elder