Group Volunteer Opportunities with DOROT

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Recruiting Organization: DOROT

Founded in 1976 and based on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Westchester,

DOROT promotes social connections for older New Yorkers through a variety of engaging

opportunities to build bonds with peers and volunteers of all ages.

DOROT welcomes groups of volunteers who are looking for an opportunity to connect with

the community and build camaraderie and teamwork. Please see below for our current

volunteer group projects. Further information for each project can be provided upon



Brighten an older adult’s day through a handmade card. For this volunteer project, your

group will create birthday cards, holiday cards, and/or special notes that an isolated older

adult will receive. DOROT distributes roughly 200 cards per month. Your group will gather,

create cards, and send them to DOROT. Let the creativity flow with this volunteer project!

# Volunteers Accommodated: no limit (Groups with 10+ people can request a DOROT


Time Commitment: 1-2 hours

Offsite Volunteer Project

*This project requires a budget.

Packing Birthday Gifts

Bring birthday cheer with this volunteer project where your group will package birthday

gifts that will be delivered to isolated older adults. You’ll purchase the items, gather your

group to wrap the items, and then deliver these packages to DOROT’s office (171 W 85th

Street). Examples of items for this project and details can be provided upon request.

# Volunteers Accommodated: no limit

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours

Offsite Volunteer Project

*This project requires a budget.

Package Delivery

Provide older adults with a thoughtful package and social interaction through our Package

Delivery program. DOROT organizes seasonal and holiday package deliveries with

opportunities for individuals and/or groups to participate. All volunteers will deliver a

package to an older adult and spend time having a friendly conversation - either over the

phone or in-person. Deliveries will take place in DOROT’s catchment area - W 59

th St to W

125th St. For volunteer groups, the group will gather for a short orientation at a DOROT

location and then be given their older adult assignments together. Upcoming dates are as

follows for 2024:

* Summer Package Delivery: Wednesday, July 17

* Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery: Sunday, September 22

* Thanksgiving Meal Delivery: Sunday, November 24

# Volunteers Accommodated: minimum of 10 volunteers, maximum of 25 volunteers

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Onsite Volunteer Project

Package Delivery Packing Event

Help us prepare for our seasonal and holiday Package Deliveries by packing items as a

group. Taking place at DOROT (171 W 85th Street), volunteers will work to pack nearly 500

packages for the upcoming package delivery. This activity occurs the Tuesday before the

seasonal Package Delivery. Ask DOROT staff for upcoming dates/times.

# Volunteers Accommodated: 10-15 volunteers

Time Commitment: 2 hours

Onsite Volunteer Project

Tech Coach Meet Ups

Help late tech adopters work through tech issues. Volunteers will be matched with an older

adult to work on a specific tech issue the older adult is facing. This project builds a

meaningful connection with older adults and helps build their confidence and comfort with

technology. Volunteers are not expected to be tech experts but will require patience, the

ability to troubleshoot, and the willingness to help. This volunteer project will take place at

DOROT (171 W 85th Street).

# Volunteers Accommodated: minimum of 10 volunteers, maximum of 15 volunteers

Time Commitment: 3 hours Onsite Volunteer Project

Board Game Social

Enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition. Volunteers will join older adults in a variety of

board games, card games, and other games as provided by DOROT. This project provides

a lighthearted environment to meet new people and build a meaningful connection. This

volunteer project will take place at DOROT (171 W 85th Street) on one Thursday each

month. Ask DOROT staff for upcoming dates.

# Volunteers Accommodated: 5-10 volunteers

Time Commitment: 2.5 hours

Onsite Volunteer Project

*If your group has a special skill to share, we’d be happy to see if it’s an appropriate fit for our


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Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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