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Volunteer Enrichment

Unretirement - Redesign Your Vision of Retirement
with presenter Chris Farrell

Monday, February 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E. Lake St, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE (free-will donations for LBFE will be accepted)

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.

Two signed copies of Chris' book will be given away as door prizes!

Please RSVP By Thursday, February 12, to Danielle Fehring at or 612-746-0726.
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
Visiting Volunteer Gathering

When: Thursday, March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: LBFE Office, 1845 East Lake St., Minneapolis, MN
* Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Please join us for this informational support gathering specifically for Visiting Volunteers.  There will be a time of open sharing, so please come prepared to give a brief testimonial about your experiences, and what has been particularly beneficial for your elder during your visits.  We will also have a time for feedback on how to improve our communication with our Visiting Volunteers, and ways to improve our time reporting process.  We hope to see you on March 19!   

Please RSVP to Joshua Windham at by Monday, March 16.


Black History Month Event 
St. Peter's AME Church Choir concert

When: Thursday, February 12, 7-8 p.m.
Where: LBFE Office, 1845 E. Lake St, Minneapolis, MN
Cost: FREE
* Refreshments will be served before and after the performance.

On Thursday, February 12, St. Peter's AME Church Choir will perform in recognition of Black History Month.  This event promises to be an evening of inspiring music and a celebration of diversity.  Please consider joining us for this meaningful event.  If you are a Visiting Volunteer, we especially encourage you to attend with your elder friend.  

Please RSVP by Monday, February 9, to Josh Windham at or by calling 612-746-0732.


Elder in the spotlight

Meet Frances! 

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

Frances is a 78-year-old woman living in a south Minneapolis care center. She has been part of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly for nearly 10 years. Her family lives out of state and she does not see them but keeps loosely connected through letters and infrequent phone calls. Frances simply wants someone who could take her out of the care center and spend some time with her. She especially loves going to the lake in the summer, out for coffee or lunch, or on a trip to Target. She uses a walker when she goes out and walks slowly but steadily. Frances is a very gentle, kind, quiet woman of few words. She enjoys many events at LBFE including luncheons and especially bingo. She has a charming disposition and needs a friend.  


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 Frances or other elders like her, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732. 


Volunteer Opportunities:
February and March

To sign up for these opportunities, please contact Josh Windham at or 612.746.0732, unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, February 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 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, February 18, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 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, February 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Blake School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Mpls
Sponsor: Blake School
Wednesday, March 25, 2-4 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Need: 5-6 drivers/companions each event
Thursday, February 12, 7-8 p.m.
Where: LBFE, 1845 E Lake St., Mpls
Need: 3-4 drivers

Thursday, February 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 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 21, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, March 21, 9-11 a.m.
Volunteer visitors needed for Mpls and St. Paul

Monday, March 16, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Ames Lake Neighborhood Community Center, 1244 Barclay St., St. Paul
Need: 3-4 volunteer drivers

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Help us accurately track and report to the community and our funders by completing your monthly time report. Here's how:

  1. Fill out your time report. To download a writable PDF of the form, click here.
  2. Save and email, or print and mail or fax (612.721.5848) to your supervisor. View email directory.

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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!  


Tues, Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

Tues, Mar. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

Sat, Mar. 14, 9-10:30 a.m.  


RSVP to Danielle Fehring at

or 612.746.0726.


New website to enhance volunteer communications
We are happy to announce that we will soon launch a new and improved website. The site will provide you an easier way to find out about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. In addition, it will include an application to streamline time reporting, allowing you to fill out your reports online with a few quick clicks!
Please stay tuned for more information about our site launch date.
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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