Raising young children and looking for easy and exciting ways to volunteer together? DOROT offers unique opportunities for families with children ages 5- 12 to visit the homes of DOROT elders for meaningful intergenerational connections. Onsite Intergenerational Chess and Bar & Bat Mitzvah volunteer opportunities are also ways to share a wonderful gift – the gift of your time and friendship!
Share your love of chess! DOROT’s Intergenerational Chess Program brings middle and high school students together with older adults to learn from and engage with one another. Become part of this meaningful community service program.
Internships for High School Students
Each year, DOROT works with a select group of high school students who visit, assist and build social connections with older New Yorkers. You’ll be offered a unique opportunity to hone your leadership skills and gain experience in delivering concrete services that make a vital difference.
Give special meaning to your Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience by volunteering with DOROT. Choose to participate in one of our established programs or design your own chesed (kindness/compassion) project to honor this incredibly exciting and important time – becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah!
Create birthday and holiday cheer for DOROT seniors with handmade greeting cards. DOROT sends beautiful birthday cards, designed and created by our volunteers, to each of the nearly 4,000 older adults we work with each year. Your group members can use their artistic skills to benefit older adults in our community.