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. 

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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

Dec 02

Virtual volunteer orientation

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 02

Virtual volunteer orientation

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Looking for other ways to support Chicago’s isolated, lonely elders? Your gift brings meaningful friendship and engaging programming directly to elders who are most in need.

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016


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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