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Response Team

Volunteer with our Response Team to meet, engage with and support DOROT seniors – when it fits your schedule. DOROT social workers regularly field unique requests that cannot be filled through other programs. As a Response Team volunteer, you will receive weekly emails listing new opportunities for your consideration. You make the decision about which of those opportunities meet your interests and availability.

Typical requests include:

  • Discussing current events
  • Taking a walk in the neighborhood
  • Reading aloud
  • Playing cards or board games
  • Discarding old mail and papers
  • Practicing a foreign language
  • Being a companion for outings to museums, sporting events or concerts

Birthday celebrations are also an important Response Team activity. DOROT provides a small cake, card and gift item for volunteers to give to seniors on or near their birthdays. Many do not have anyone else to celebrate with and find these visits especially meaningful.

Ages: 18+

Time Commitment: Four visits every six months with a minimum one-year commitment.

Requirements: Valid US government-issued photo ID, volunteer orientation, references and background check.

Next steps: Sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation and Information Session.

Recently completed a Response Team visit? Complete our feedback form.