Make an extraordinary impact on the lives of older adults – help them visit a cemetery and pay their respects to loved ones. Volunteers for this unique program provide physical and emotional support, from help navigating uneven paths to the sharing of memories and feelings. Visits are carefully planned – DOROT staff arrange car service transportation, train volunteers and provide cemetery maps and other helpful tools. Cemetery Visits take place between May and July.
Our Westchester Cemetery Visit program takes place on a few set dates in May and June. Volunteers travel directly from their homes to the homes of participating seniors using a pre-arranged car service. Volunteers receive all training and needed information in advance of the scheduled visit days.
This is a profoundly meaningful opportunity for adult volunteers who are comfortable spending time with seniors, one-on-one or in small groups.
Here’s what Cemetery Visit volunteers have to say about their experience:
“The visitors I accompanied were all incredibly grateful to DOROT for arranging the day. Although it is never an easy day for all, I could see it brought a lot of comfort and peace.” – Sarah C
“This is the most well-organized, best thought out volunteer activity I have ever participated in (and I volunteer a lot!)” – Baylor F.
Time Commitment: Availability for the full day, approximately 8:30 AM-3:30 PM on the day of the event (though most return earlier).
Requirements: Valid US government-issued photo ID, volunteer orientation, references and background check.