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Response Team

Volunteer with our Response Team to engage with and support DOROT seniors – when it fits your schedule. DOROT social workers regularly field unique requests that cannot be filled through other programs. As a Response Team volunteer, you will be notified when new opportunities arise. You make the decision about which of those opportunities meet your interests and availability.

Typical requests include:

  • Walking in the neighborhood
  • Organizing paperwork or mail
  • Playing cards or board games
  • Practicing a foreign language
  • Being a companion for a visit to a museum, concert or other outing
  • Running neighborhood errands

Birthday celebrations are also an important Response Team activity. Response Team volunteers can sign up to call older adults on their birthdays and/or to visit and deliver a small gift, cake, and card (provided by DOROT) to older adults on or near their birthdays. Many do not have anyone else to celebrate with and find these celebrations especially meaningful.

Ages: 18+

Time Commitment: Volunteer at least eight times.  

Requirements: Valid US government-issued photo ID, volunteer orientation, references and background check.

Next Steps: 

Are you a new volunteer? Please sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation and Information Session below: 


If you are a current DOROT volunteer and have already attended an orientation session, contact us at