New York: DOROT

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Yale Group: 
YANA
Co-sponsor(s): 
Yale Community Connect
yale.nyc
When: 
Multiple days and times available.
Where: 
Virtual See map

New volunteers participate in an online orientation and provide two electronic references.

Description: 

DOROT volunteers serve as a vital lifeline to thousands of older adults in New York City and Westchester. Caring Calls is a new program that continues DOROT’s critical work to build social connections between the generations. During the COVID-19 global health crisis, a time when face-to-face contact is no longer a safe option, DOROT is building community bonds and interacting with seniors by phone. It can make a real difference in all our lives.

Volunteers can sign up to call an older adult once or twice per week for four weeks. To ensure the success of these calls, new volunteers participate in a short online orientation session and provide two electronic references. Match assignments are made following completion of these requirements.

There is currently a waitlist for DOROT Caring Calls. Volunteers are welcome to make birthday and holiday cards for older adults. Please visit https://www.dorotusa.org/volunteer/visit-and-connect/birthday-and-holiday-cardmaking for more information. 

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