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Visit & Connect

The older adults DOROT serves have incredible stories to share and wisdom to impart. Whether talking by phone, running errands in the community, making a friendly visit, helping with a legacy project or technology, we offer opportunities to fit volunteers’ busy schedules.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

Deliver a Thanksgiving meal and share warmth & companionship over the phone with an older neighbor! Sign up today to volunteer on November 22 or November 23, 2020.

Holiday Package Deliveries

Bring warmth and companionship to DOROT elders with a Sunday morning visit and a food package. DOROT offers five holiday and seasonal visiting programs each year in Manhattan: Fall/Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving; Winter; Spring/Passover and Summer. In Westchester, we offer Rosh Hashanah, Winter and Passover events. You can sign up to volunteer on your own, with a friend or as part of a group.

Friendly Visiting

Enjoy a mutually beneficial friendship with an older adult. Join DOROT’s growing corps of Friendly Visiting volunteers. Share stories, life lessons, and companionship during weekly or monthly visits with an older adult in Manhattan or Westchester. Matches are based on mutual interests, availability and location.

Response Team

Interested in occasional volunteering with older adults? Learn more about our Response Team, a corps of volunteers who want flexibility in how and when they assist DOROT elders. During visits, you can celebrate birthdays, share a common interest, help with a project and more.

Technology Help

Help older New Yorkers connect through tech! Teach an older adult how to use a computer, smartphone or tablet, through a structured curriculum. Help clients troubleshoot a range of software and hardware questions. Both programs offer flexible scheduling.

Legacy Projects

Share a legacy, help older New Yorkers record their memories, hopes, values and life lessons for loved ones and generations to come to share. Volunteers visit with seniors in their homes and are paired with them based on mutual interest and availability.

Cemetery Visits

Accompany a senior to visit a loved one’s gravesite, and share meaning and memories in this unique and rewarding encounter. DOROT organizes these visits in Manhattan and Westchester for older adults who need the extra support.

Birthday, Holiday & Caring Cardmaking

Bring birthday and holiday cheer to DOROT seniors with handmade greeting cards. DOROT sends beautiful birthday cards, designed and created by our volunteers, to each of the nearly 4,000 older adults we work with each year. Your group members can use their artistic skills to benefit older adults in our community.