Volunteer remotely and make a difference in the lives of older adults! Make calls, send cards, connect over Zoom and more!
9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
DOROT invites volunteers of all ages to join us in reflecting on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Even as we face an unprecedented health crisis, we can come together with other Americans to honor 9/11 and commemorate the tragedy through volunteer service. We hope you will join us by participating in one of these special volunteer events from home.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Cardmaking Program
Channel your volunteer spirit and creativity into making cards to send to our nation’s service members and veterans for our 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
Click here to learn what you need to do to participate in this fun, easy and rewarding activity from the comfort of your home. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
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
Nearly 800 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 or twice 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.
Volunteer Via Zoom
Older adults come to DOROT because they are looking for more meaningful social interactions. Evenings can be particularly lonely, so DOROT is offering Zoom conversation groups and game nights to promote intergenerational social connections. Programs are for volunteers ages 18+ and are being updated regularly.
To learn more about upcoming groups, please email email@example.com.
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 currently Zoom and phone based though we plan to offer opportunities in the community soon. Help an older adult create a lasting legacy project or learn to use new smartphone apps or Zoom. Join our virtual knitting group or sign up for the Response Team to celebrate birthdays and help older adults with errands – like sending packages or picking up library books. There are many options to suit a wide variety of schedules and interests.