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Volunteer from Home

Volunteer remotely and make a difference in the lives of older adults! Make calls, send cards, connect over Zoom and more!



Caring Cards & Calls Programs

Caring Cards

Now that we are all keeping our distance from one another to protect against COVID-19, a Caring Card is a wonderful way to reach out to a DOROT older adult. Here are some guidelines with suggested messages and other tips to ensure that your card will bring smiles during this challenging time.


Send completed cards to the following address along with your Cardmaking Project Volunteer Information Form to:
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
Attn: Cardmaking Program



Caring Calls

Nearly 800 volunteers have been paired with seniors for Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19.


Volunteers are matched with DOROT elders for phone visits once or twice a week over a four-week period. The calls take the place of in-home visits that were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a significant and meaningful opportunity for intergenerational connection and friendship.


Please sign up for a Volunteer Orientation to learn about this opportunity HERE. 



Volunteer Via Zoom

Older adults come to DOROT because they are looking for more meaningful social interactions. Evenings can be particularly lonely, so DOROT is offering Zoom conversation groups and game nights to promote intergenerational social connections. Programs are for volunteers ages 18+ and are being updated regularly. To learn more about upcoming programs, please email


New Remote Opportunities

DOROT is now hosting information and orientation sessions for volunteers who would like to get involved on an ongoing basis. Activities are currently Zoom and phone based though we plan to offer opportunities in the community soon. Help an older adult create a lasting legacy project or learn to use new smartphone apps or Zoom. Join our virtual knitting group or sign up for the Response Team to celebrate birthdays and help older adults with errands – like sending packages or picking up library books. There are many options to suit a wide variety of schedules and interests.


Please click on this link to sign up for an upcoming orientation session.