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Westchester

As a volunteer with DOROT Westchester, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of older adults. One-time, occasional and weekly volunteer opportunities are now available for families, teens and adults in Westchester County. Forge new friendships and enjoy mutually beneficial bonds with older adults through our in-home visiting programs, Intergenerational Chess and more. We know you’ll get as much out of the experience as the older adult participants do! To learn more call (914) 485-8354 or e-mail infowestchester@dorotusa.org

Friendly Visiting (at Home)

Want to make a new friend? Learn about another’s experiences? Benefit from an older adult’s wisdom and perspective? You can enjoy a mutually beneficial friendship with an older adult by joining DOROT’s growing corps of Westchester Friendly Visiting volunteers and bring a smile to a senior through weekly or monthly visits in their home. Matches are based on mutual interests, availability and location.

Holiday Package Deliveries (at Home)

Bring warmth and companionship to DOROT elders with a Sunday morning visit and a food package. DOROT offers three holiday and seasonal visiting programs each year: Rosh Hashanah, Winter and Passover events. You can sign up to volunteer on your own, with a friend or with your family. You can also call our Westchester office at (914) 485-8354 to inquire about a potential group experience.

Shabbat Shalom Westchester

Whether you participate once or each time, you’ll find visiting with and celebrating Shabbat with an older adult very meaningful. Volunteers pick up challah and grape juice at our Westchester office on planned days and are matched with a DOROT elder for a visit. Visits take place at your convenience, within a week of package pick-up, in the senior’s home.

Skill-Based Volunteers

Are you an experienced professional looking to share your knowledge? Do you have a passion for helping older adults? DOROT‘s Skill-Based Volunteers can teach classes over the phone, facilitate discussion groups or serve as guest speakers and entertainers for our onsite special events. Long- and short-term opportunities are available. Share your talents and make a meaningful impact.

Intergenerational After School Chess (Virtual)

Are you a high school student who knows how to play chess? An older adult 60+ who either plays chess or is interested in learning? DOROT’s Chess Program welcomes you! Become part of this meaningful community service program. It takes place weekly in the afternoons during the school year at The Leffell School of Westchester.

Telephone Friends (at Home)

Social connections are a vital part of life – for older adults who live alone, they can also be an important lifeline. Become a Telephone Friend and enrich a senior’s life from the comfort of your own home. Let us match you with someone you’ll call on a weekly basis, for a quick catch-up and lovely conversation. It’s true – special bonds can be forged over the phone!

Legacy Projects (at Home)

Legacy Projects give elders the opportunity to share their life stories through narrative, art and photography. DOROT connects seniors with volunteers who visit them at home to capture memories, words of wisdom, photos and more in one-on-one oral history-type projects. Each project is unique and presented in a range of formats reflecting individual preferences.

Cemetery Visits

Accompany a senior to visit the gravesite of a loved one. Share their memories and their meaning in this unique and rewarding experience. DOROT organizes these visits for older adults in Manhattan and Westchester who need the extra support.

Office Volunteers

Looking for a structured volunteer opportunity in a warm and friendly setting? Want to use your administrative skills to support DOROT’s mission? Join us as an office volunteer in our new Westchester office! We could use your help with administrative tasks, calls to seniors and more.