“On my first visit, I was struck by how warmly our Elder Friends are treated. I felt honoured to be welcomed into this world and become a part of the family.”
– Danielle Robitaille, volunteer, with her Elder Friend, Mrs. Verret
EIGHT GREAT REASONS TO BECOME A LITTLE BROTHERS VOLUNTEER
4) TO ENJOY SPECIAL MOMENTS
Celebrating what’s beautiful about life and old age is part of our DNA.
Everything we do is designed to create happiness by offering friendship, caring and comfort to seniors in need.
There’s so much to share: maybe it’s a warm smile between you and the Elder Friend you are paired with. A phone call to say happy birthday. Time in the country at one of our vacation lodges. A meal together during a hospital stay. A meaningful presence and a hand to hold during someone’s last moments. Every gesture is a source of joy, on both the giving and the receiving end.
7) TO BRING GENERATIONS TOGETHER
Contrary to popular belief, many of today’s youth actively give back to the community (54% of 15- to 24-year-olds volunteer in one way or another).
As for baby boomers (65+), their commitment in terms of time spent on volunteer pursuits is nothing short of admirable. The average in this segment of the population is 207 hours per year, compared with 83 hours per year for adolescents and young adults.
At Little Brothers, we are fortunate to be able to rely on volunteers of every age and at every stage of life. This wonderful intergenerational mix is a natural fit with our Elder Friends in communities across the province.
Interested in joining this lucky bunch?
Contact us today to find out how you can help end social isolation among the elderly.