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FAQ

Q: How long is the commitment as an LBFE volunteer?
A: 
We hope to build a long-term relationship with our volunteers, but we only require 5 hours a year to be considered an active volunteer. You can give this time all at once or during a few different events or activities — we’re very flexible. 

Q: How old do you have to be to volunteer?
A: 
All ages are welcome, but you have to be 18 to volunteer independently. Children regularly volunteer alongside parents or with school groups, and there are many opportunities for older adults, too. 

Q: What does it take to become a volunteer?
A: You’ll need to attend an orientation and complete a background check to get started. 

Q: Can I volunteer near my own neighborhood? 
A: Yes! LBFE serves 1,200 elders in neighborhoods across Chicago. You can also bring the friendship of Little Brothers to older adult neighbors in your area through Great Neighbors, one of our newer programs.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Mon 18

Volunteer orientation

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dec 04

Volunteer orientation

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dec 12

Volunteer orientation

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Share friendship on Thanksgiving Day!

The holidays can feel especially lonely for elders living without support from family or friends.

On Thanksgiving Day, we throw three parties across the city, and our caring volunteers deliver turkey dinners and other goodies during in-home visits. This way, no elder is alone on a day meant for togetherness. Your generous support makes our work possible!

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016

www.littlebrotherschicago.org
general@littlebrotherschicago.org

P: 312-455-1000
F: 312-455-9674

Our Mission

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.

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