Looking for a one-time opportunity to visit with an older adult? DOROT’s holiday and seasonal package delivery programs bring hundreds of older adults and volunteers together to share warmth and companionship on three days throughout the year. Participate in one or more – it’s your choice. These programs take place on Sunday mornings. Volunteers arrive between 10:00-11:30am for an orientation and to be matched with an older adult.
Individual volunteers can sign up on their own or with a friend or partner. We welcome adult, college and family volunteers.
The Package Deliveries for calendar year 2020 are:
- Passover Package Delivery in Westchester – Sunday, March 29, 2020
- The 9/11 Day of Service & Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery in Westchester – Sunday, September 13, 2020
Here is what volunteers have said about their package delivery experiences:
“At 98 years young, Sophie is full of life and heart. she was thrilled for our visit, and we completely lost track of time as she regaled us with stories from her childhood, growing up in the Bronx in the 1920s. Loved spending time with her.” – Alexandra W.
"Delivering the Passover packages was what I call a 'WOW'. I cannot remember a better organized volunteer experience…."– Gabe G.
Ages: Teens, college students and adults. We also welcome families with children ages 8-13.
Time Commitment: Each package delivery is a one-time commitment of two to three hours.
Requirements: For volunteers ages 18+, valid US government-issued photo ID.
Next Steps: Be on the look out for announcements for the next holiday package delivery.