Volunteer remotely and make a difference in the lives of older adults! Make calls, send cards, connect over Zoom and more!
Caring Cards & Calls Programs
Now that we are all keeping our distance from one another to protect against COVID-19, a Caring Card is a wonderful way to reach out to a DOROT older adult. Here are some guidelines with suggested messages and other tips to ensure that your card will bring smiles during this challenging time.
Send completed cards to the following address along with your Cardmaking Project Volunteer Information Form to:
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
Attn: Cardmaking Program
More than 1000 volunteers have been paired with seniors for Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19.
Volunteers are matched with DOROT elders for phone visits once a week over a four-week period. The calls take the place of in-home visits that were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a significant and meaningful opportunity for intergenerational connection and friendship.
Please sign up for a Volunteer Orientation to learn about this opportunity HERE.
New Remote Opportunities
DOROT is now hosting information and orientation sessions for volunteers who would like to get involved on an ongoing basis. Activities are primarily Zoom and phone based though we plan to offer opportunities in the community soon. Help an older adult with technology. Join our virtual knitting group or sign up for the Response Team to call older adults to celebrate birthdays. There are many options to suit a wide variety of schedules and interests.