Make a difference in the lives of older adults as a DOROT Teen Intern!
Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to intern afterschool one afternoon a week. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults in a variety of intergenerational activities. Teens receive high-quality training and service hours.
Fall semester begins the week of October 16th, 2023.
Internship Activity Options
Interns are paired together to visit a DOROT older adult who lives on the upper west or east side for 45-60 minutes of friendly conversation and companionship. The visit is scheduled between 4 PM and 6 PM. Choose one afternoon per week: Mondays-Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm)
From smart phones to tablets and computers, a group of teens will be given the tools and preparation to assist older adults navigate the technologies that keep us just an app away. Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm at DOROT
Share your love chess and make a friend across the chess board! Each week older adults learn and play chess with a group of Teen Interns. Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm at DOROT
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: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.
Requirements: Application and group interview in-person.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ONLINE? Join weekly virtual intergenerational workshops led by an experienced facilitator through DOROT’s GENuine Connections program. Learn more about how to participate HERE.