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Academic Year Teen Internship Program

Make a difference in the lives of seniors as a DOROT Teen Intern!

Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops and creative arts programming.

In Fall 2022 we will be offering internship and volunteer opportunities both virtually and in-person at DOROT.

Here are some examples of DOROT opportunities for Teen Interns:

Home Visits

During the visits, Teen Interns and older adults share conversation, opinions, hobbies, walks in the neighborhood and other experiences. Each older adult is matched with a pair of interns for a weekly visit to create a lasting connection.

Brain Games

Teens and older adults meet weekly via Zoom for a lively and fun session of intergenerational gameplay! We will have an assortment of board, puzzle, card, and brain games each week, ranging from Jeopardy to Scattergories to Scrabble and more. Participant suggestions for possible games are welcome.

Creative Conversations about Breaking Down Bias

The way we relate to our world and the humans in it is constantly shifting. We’ve learned that our personal and communal identities are interconnected, and our experiences cannot be fully disconnected from our race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. In this workshop series, we question our understanding of bias through collaborative activities, personal storytelling, and group discussion. In this space, we work together to envision a just and equitable world

Art Workshop

This workshop brings together a group of teens and older adults each week to explore art as a powerful tool to build community and connection. We create, explore, try new things and share our experiences using a variety of artistic mediums and techniques. By looking at different art forms and creating projects together, we have fun and get to know each other. No art experience is necessary. All materials provided.

There is NO CHARGE for participation in DOROT’s Teen Internship Programs.

Age: High school students. 

Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment. 

Location: Interns can volunteer either in-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or online through the Virtual Circles Program

Requirements: Application and group interview on Zoom. 


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