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Vicki Prusnofsky - Westchester Friendly Visitor

How long have you been a DOROT volunteer?

I have been a DOROT volunteer for almost three years.

How did you get involved with DOROT?

I am the Social Action Chairperson for our synagogue. I first heard about DOROT the evening I received the WJC Bernstein Distinguished Service Award and immediately decided to add it to our synagogue’s volunteer roster.

What type of volunteer activities do you do at DOROT?

I am a friendly visitor for three terrific ladies. I also help get more volunteers from our congregation and one congregant has set up a friendly visitor for her own mom.

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

It has enriched my life to the have the honor of sharing life stories with these three women. They are three very different people and each has something unique to offer. It is so heartening to know my time with them offers cheer and hope.

What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?

I have been blessed in my life and it is grand to have the opportunity to give back and help others feel cared for and valued.

Most memorable volunteer moment:

It is a gift when we find common ground and when we can laugh together.

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

If you ask and listen well, people begin to trust you and share the most wonderful lifetimes of stories, experiences and wisdom. Each time you leave you have the feeling that you have made someone’s life a little bit better that day.

Anything else you would like to share?

In this age of Social Media it is so important to create opportunities to communicate human to human, face to face, heart to heart.

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