Florence Glazer — Westchester Friendly Visitor
How long have you been a DOROT Volunteer?
How did you get involved with DOROT?
I had been contributing to DOROT for many years, when I received a flyer that DOROT was expanding its Friendly Visiting program to Westchester.
What type of volunteer activities do you do at DOROT?
I visit a senior weekly as part of the Friendly Visiting program.
In what ways has your DOROT volunteer experience impacted your life?
My life has been impacted because I made a new friend. It gives me much satisfaction. I feel I’m doing something worthwhile. It lifts my ego to know that I mean so much to another person. It swells my heart. My friend lights up when I come to visit. I am the only socialization she has besides her daughter.
I also try to recruit my friends to volunteer too!
What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?
I enjoy my friend’s company. She has made me more aware of what it is like to be homebound. We have many things in common,, i.e., we are both Republicans, probably the only two Jewish Republicans in Westchester (My older friend was laughing when we discussed this!). And we are similar in age, plus we have shared the same personal tragedy.
Most memorable volunteer moment:
When I received an invitation to her grandson’s Bar Mitzvah, I knew I was part of the family.
What would you want other volunteers to know about volunteering at DOROT?
How satisfying this experience is. I look forward to seeing her each week.
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