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Little Brothers - Friends Of The Elderly
Last updated on July 24, 2013

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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly in San Francisco. Through visits, special events, and parties, LBFE offers companionship to elders who no longer receive social support from family or friends.

LBFE has flexible and diverse volunteer opportunities, and volunteers can choose to make weekly, monthly, or seasonal time commitments.

History:
LBFE was founded in Paris in 1946 by Armand Marquiset as he gathered a brotherhood of men who devoted their lives to serving the poor and the isolated elderly left without the support of family after World War II.

In 1959, a LBFE office was opened in Chicago. Soon after, the organization became non-religious and open to both men and women volunteers. San Francisco's LBFE is linked to a national and international network of LBFE affiliates.

Contact people:
 Seth Augustine, (phone), (email)
Robert Connors, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (415) 771-7957
Office fax number: 415-771-7985

Address:
 909 Hyde Street #628
San Francisco, CA 94109
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.littlebrotherssf.org

Miscellaneous Information
Besides English, which languages are spoken at your agency?
Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
What is the minimum age for volunteers at your agency?
The minimum age for volunteers at our organization is 18, but children are welcome to volunteer if they are accompanied by an adult.
Is your agency wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Does your agency have the capacity to host groups of more than 10?
Yes
Does your agency have the capacity to host groups of more than 20?
Yes
Last updated on July 24, 2013


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Little Brothers - Friends Of The Elderly 4.875 Average Rating (8 reflections) Average Rating

Little Brothers - Friends Of The Elderly 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
I believe no one should be alone.
 The joy brought by sharing moments of your life with someone who has lived a lifetime of loves, losses, adventures and has seen the world change dramatically again and again, changes you. No one should be alone, especially at the end of their lives which is why I volunteer for Little Brothers. Our elders have so much to share. You never know - you may end up hearing about life in your neighborhood 50 years, dancing a dance from a time gone by or catching the twinkle in the eye of the girl who was the life of the party 70 years ago and today. Little Brothers is a great organization that really supports its volunteers and makes it easy to connect with elders no matter how much time you have to give. I highly recommend them!
posted on May 1, 2007

Little Brothers - Friends Of The Elderly 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
I enjoy spending time with my elderly friends. They have great stories!
 Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly
posted by mongo on May 2, 2006

Little Brothers - Friends Of The Elderly 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
 The agency that I volunteer for is Little Brothers of Elderly. This amazing organization provides outreach, advocacy, and companionship to isolated elders. Volunteers provide help to the elders by visiting, socializing, and helping them with household tasks. I started out as a Holiday visiting volunteer last year. However, after I experienced the joy of visiting my elder friends I decided that I needed to dedicate more time and become a visiting volunteer. I went through training and now I am assigned to a very special lady who I visit every other week. I enjoy every minute I spend with her. She shares her life stories and wisdom with me. Every visit brings more joy into my life. My experience volunteering has been life changing. During my last visit, two weeks ago, I received the best gift from my wonderful elder friend. She told me “You make my life.” Seeing that my time makes such a big difference in another person’s life makes me feel very special and fulfilled.
posted on April 25, 2006

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