As a volunteer-based organization, we rely on volunteers for all of our programs and services. Whether you have just a few hours a year to several hours a week, Little Brothers may be a place for you.
Please fill out and return the Volunteer Application* and plan on attending the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting.
For more information please call Carol Korpela, Program Director at 482-6944 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read on for details on our volunteer opportunities…..
*The volunteer application is an Adobe PDF fillable form. You may need to check that you have the most up-to-date version. You can check here using this link. If you can’t successfully save your edits, you can print the filled out form and mail it to:Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Carol Korpela, Program Director 527 Hancock Street Hancock, MI 49930
Individuals over the age of 18 or minors with an adult family member or friend. Corporate, civic, school, church, club groups are also welcome to volunteer.
Sign up as a Visiting Volunteer if you want to create a lasting friendship with an elder. Your commitment to visit your elder at least twice a month helps to relieve their isolation and loneliness. We ask you to commit to this program for one year but the time you commit per month is flexible and can accommodate your busy schedule. This is also an opportunity for your whole family and to introduce your children to volunteering.
Volunteers are needed to chop, split, stack and deliver firewood to our elderly friends who heat their homes with wood. Volunteers can work with other individuals, or groups can sign up such as fraternities, church youth groups, or service clubs. This volunteer opportunity requires 2-3 hours of physically demanding work and volunteers should be in good health and follow all safety precautions.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles each Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Each holiday we prepare a traditional meal for over 700 elders and 400 volunteers at 12 sites in a five county area. We require volunteers to prepare food, set up the dining hall, serve the guests, clean the dining hall, and provide transportation. Your time commitment is based on your preferred volunteer role or roles and may last anywhere from two to seven hours at a site near you.
Volunteer Drivers provide our elderly friends with door-through-door transportation (picking up passengers at the door of their home and delivering them to the door of their destination) to their medical appointments. Each transport requires approximately three hours of your time in a five to fifteen mile radius.
We also need Volunteer Drivers to provide our elderly friends transportation to our nearest regional hospital in Marquette 100 miles away.
We ask Volunteer Receptionists to commit to answer and make phone calls and perform various office tasks for four hours once or twice per week. Additional volunteer opportunities including help with filing and mailings have flexible hours and dates.
Getting help with my medical appointments is vital, but I look at those beautiful yellow flowers and I remember the visit. I touch them and smell them and I know that someone is thinking of me. When I come home I see them and I know that I am not alone.
Your volunteers enrich my life during these difficult times. Sincerely
Your organization has not only significantly contributed to the quality of life for the eldery but also affected my life in many wonderful ways