Volunteer

Our 1,000 elders need a friend like you.

Volunteers make our work possible! Our greatest need is for volunteers who can visit our older friends — a flexible and mutually beneficial opportunity. Volunteers also drive and accompany older adults to events, help serve meals and prepare for parties, outings and holiday celebrations. But there are countless ways to impact the life of a lonely older adult. 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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Attend a virtual orientation

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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

Corporate & Group Volunteering

Get to know Chicago’s amazing older friends, 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.