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How long is the commitment as an LBFE volunteer?

We hope to build a long-term relationship with our volunteers, but we do not require a certain number of hours. To be considered an active volunteer, you should engage through at least one of our volunteer opportunities each year. You can volunteer as much as every week or as little as once a year — we’re very flexible.

How long is the commitment as an LBFE volunteer?

We hope to build a long-term relationship with our volunteers, but we do not require a certain number of hours. To be considered an active volunteer, you should engage through at least one of our volunteer opportunities each year. You can volunteer as much as every week or as little as once a year — we’re very flexible.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

All ages are welcome, but you must be 18 to volunteer independently. Children regularly volunteer alongside parents or with school groups, and there are many opportunities for older adults, too.

What does it take to become a volunteer?

You’ll need to attend an orientation and complete a background check to get started. Orientation dates can be found through our volunteer portal or by calling our office at (513)542-7555.

Can I volunteer near my own neighborhood?

Yes! LBFE serves 180 elders across the Greater Cincinnati area.

Do you have to be a male to volunteer at Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly?

No you do not! The name was created back in the 1930’s in Paris, France. Today as we are more knowledgeable and inclusive, we now prefer LBFE.

Is Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly associated with Big Brothers Big Sisters?

While the names sound similar, we are not affiliated in any way with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

How is Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly funded?

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly operates through the generosity of donors, private donations, and grants. We do not receive government dollars or insurance reimbursements.
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