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Harriet Feldman — Office Volunteer

How long have you been a DOROT volunteer?

I’ve been a DOROT Office Volunteer for over 7 years. Before that I was also a Friendly Visitor.

How did you get involved with DOROT?

I heard about the organization from a friend.

What type of volunteer activities do you do at DOROT?

My first volunteer activity at DOROT was a friendly visitor. I now provide Telephone Reassurance calls and have six steady homebound clients I phone on a weekly basis.

In what ways has your DOROT volunteer experience impacted your life?

I have been severely impacted by the problems senior citizens are faced with.

What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?

I feel that I have been able in some instances to alleviate some of their problems and loneliness.

Most memorable volunteer moment

I have no one moment. My experience is with one client that we became friends, exchanging cards, etc.

What would you want other volunteers to know about volunteering at DOROT?

I feel it is a very worthy form of volunteering. DOROT clients really need your assistance. You are fulfilling a need. The staff very much appreciates your help.

Anything else you would like to share?

I love it here! I feel very useful and appreciated.

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