Volunteer Opportunities with Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly
We have participated in several events to visit the elderly through Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly and it has been a wonderful experience. The events are really well run and extremely organized. You just need to drive to Northeastern University to pick up food which takes about fifteen minutes. You then get an assignment of where to go. You can chose by geographic area. We went to the South End for Thanksgiving which is our old neighborhood. We delivered a St. Patrick’s gift to a nursing home in Newton and we went to West Roxbury another year for Thanksgiving.
The visits are short and last about an hour. My kids are typically very quiet but they notice things and listen to every word. Each visit has been very different. Our first visit was an elderly mother with her son (also quite elderly) who were infirm. Our second visit was with a gentleman with Alzheimer’s who told us stories of his kids. Our last visit in the South End was with a gentleman who was legally blind but really engaging who told us about his travels working as a carpenter all over the United States and also on the Big Dig.
My kids come away with a feeling of gratitude and knowing that there are others out there in the world who need their help; who are in worse shape than the people they typically encounter. And gratitude is the foundation for which happiness is laid.
Two hours of your time from door to door to teach gratitude … it’s a gift that keeps on giving!
Upcoming Driving Opportunities
2/15/14- Valentines Day Lunch
Lend a hand and make someone feel loved this coming Valentines Day! We are hosting our Valentines Day Lunch here at the Little Brothers house on Saturday, February the 15th, from 12pm-2pm.
Please RSVP by 2/10/14 if you are interested in driving for this event!
2/26/14- February Brunch Event
Hosted at the Little Brothers House, this event is from 10am-12pm
3/15/14- St. Patrick’s Day Party
Celebrate Boston’s favorite holiday with our wonderful elder friends! The party will be held at the Little Brothers house on March 15th, from 12pm-2pm
If you are available to drive for any of these events, please call 617-524-8882 or email us at volunteer.bos@littlebrothers.
Make someone feel loved..
Valentines Day Home Visits
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we need your help spreading the love to our Old Friends.
Each year we provide our Old Friends with loving visits from our volunteers. We send volunteers with flowers and goodie bags filled with many treats (including fresh fruit, chocolates, and baked goods!)
The home visitation opportunities span from Wednesday, February 12th to Saturday, February 15th. The Valentine’s goodie bags must be picked up at Little Brothers either during our standard business hours (9am-5pm) on Wed. the 12th through Friday the 14th, or between 10am-12pm on Saturday, the 15th. When you come to pick up your packages, you will receive visiting instructions and directions for each Old Friend you’re assigned. (When you RSVP, please let us know which dates and times you are available to do visits.)
We thank you in advance for making this another wonderful Valentine’s Day!