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.
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.
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. Response team volunteers can celebrate birthdays, connect over a common interest, help with a task or errand and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.