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Volunteer Enrichment Presentation-

Unretiremet - Redesign Your Vision of Retirement
with presenter Chris Farrell

Tuesday, February 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E. Lake St, Minneapolis
Cost: The event is free, but free will donations for LBFE will be accepted.

Two signed copies of Chris' book, "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think about Work, Community and the Good Life" will be given away as door prizes!

Please RSVP By Thursday, February 12, to Danielle Fehring at or 612-746-0726.
Nationally recognized author Chris Farrell will share insights from his book, "Unretirement:  How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think about Work, Community and the Good Life." His perspectives are sure to add greater enrichment to your volunteering, as well as other areas of your life. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. In addition, you'll be able to purchase signed copies of Chris' book.
Light refreshments will be provided.
About the speaker: Chris has been a contributor to American Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio. In addition, his articles have been featured in Bloomberg, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other media outlets. To learn more about Chris Farrell, please visit his blog at
Volunteer at the HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo 
When: Saturday, Feb. 14th
Time: 10am to 3pm. We will have 2 shifts: 10am-12:30pm, and 12:30pm to 3pm
Where: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
We are looking for volunteers to help be at our booth during the volunteer expo on Feb. 14th. Every year the volunteer expo draws huge crowds, and this is a great way for us to share about LBFE. Volunteers will help answer questions from visitors, explain our mission and ways to volunteer with LBFE. In addition, we will have visitors color bags for our friendship and flowers program, and make heart shaped greeting cards. There are 2 shifts available (10am - 12:30pm; 12:30pm - 3pm).
To sign up, please email Danielle Fehring at or call 612-746-0726.


Elder in the spotlight

Meet Jim! 

We are looking for a Visiting Volunteer for our elder friend Jim:

Jim is 90 years old and lives on Larpentuer Avenue on the border of St. Paul and Roseville. Jim used to be a volunteer with Little Brothers and now is one of the elders that we serve. Jim is very enjoyable to talk to. He will tell you about his many years working in retail selling shoes and about his love for reading. If you visit Jim's home, you will also meet his retired-racing greyhound Walter. Jim would benefit from a volunteer visitor who would brighten up his day and chat about life. 


Our Visiting Volunteers help fulfill our mission by providing regular, consistent visits throughout each month. If you or somebody you know is interested in visiting Jim or other elders like him, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732. 


Volunteer Opportunities:
January and February

To sign up for these opportunities, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Olaf's Church, 215 S 8th St, Mpls
Sponsored by League of Catholic Women
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions
Wednesday, January 28, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: Elders Lodge, 1500 Magnolia Ave. E, St. Paul
Sponsored by Presbyterian Homes
Need: 2-3 drivers/companions each event
Thursday, January 29, noon-2 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Sponsor: AARP
Wednesday, February 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Blake School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Mpls
Sponsor: Blake School
Need: 5-6 drivers/companions each event
Thursday, January 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Sponsorships available!
Need: 3-4 drivers/companions each event (mostly Mpls)
Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Need: 2-4 volunteers
Saturday, January 17, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, February 21, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteer visitors needed for Mpls and St. Paul

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Volunteer Orientation and

Basic Training


Learn about Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly's history, current programs and what the future holds in store for Minnesota's older adults. As a prospective volunteer, or a current volunteer who wants to deepen your commitment, you'll gain valuable insights on working with older adults, handling various situations and our practices and policies.


The sessions are FREE and essential for all volunteer companions -- please join us!  


Sat, Jan. 10, 9-10:30 a.m.

Tues, Jan. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.

Tues, Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.


RSVP to Danielle Fehring at

or 612.746.0726.


Volunteer Department Information
For information about becoming a volunteer, or to volunteer for upcoming events (existing volunteers), contact Josh Windham at
or 612.746.0732.
Location: 1845 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Office hours:
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m, Monday-Friday. 

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