Volunteers are critical to our mission of relieving loneliness and isolation among Twin Cities elders.
Bring the Holidays Home for an Isolated Elder!
This year, through our Home for the Holidays program, you can give an elder a real sense of family with a home visit. A number of supporting holiday volunteer roles are available, too – there’s sure to be a spot or two for you and your family!
In 2017 alone, we had:
There are many different ways you can make a difference in the lives of elders.
Visiting Companion: Connect with an older adult and help relieve isolation and loneliness through friendly visits on a regular basis. Volunteers and elders are matched based on shared interests and geography.
Friendship and Flowers Visitor: Visit homebound older adults on the third Saturday of each month. Bring flowers and treats provided by LBFE. Your friendship will make a big impact in a short amount of time.
Phone Companion: Reach out with warmth and kindness by phone. You’ll ensure the elder knows someone cares while offering the reassurance that comes with belonging to the LBFE community.
Event Driver Companion: Drive older adults to LBFE activities. We welcome you to stay for the activity and provide valuable companionship.
Event Team Assistance: Bring elders the joy of gathering together for fun events. Provide event coordination and on-site help for bingo; Cards, Crafts & Coffee; Let’s Do Lunch Cafe and other events
Administrative Support: Assistance with a variety of tasks is always needed! Most work takes place at our office during the weekday. Experience with Word and Excel is preferred; database knowledge is a plus.
Baker: Prepare treats for our elders for Friendship and Flowers visits and for other special events throughout the year.
Pre-Holiday Planner: Help us plan one or more of our seasonal events including Thanksgiving visits, Christmas visits or Summer Sizzle. Tasks include gathering supplies and making phone calls to our elders.
Holiday Visitor: This year, LBFE is providing “Home for the Holidays” personalized visits to elders in their homes. Volunteer visitors will bring pies, treats, flowers and gifts provided by the community, plus caring conversation. Other Home for the Holidays opportunities include pie bakers, gift bag preparers and more.